Attorney - Tiffany Winks

Attorney:

Tiffany Winks
Attorney At Law
HBS Atlanta Office

P: 404-954-6923
F: 404-954-5020
E: TWinks@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Tiffany Winks is an associate in the Atlanta office. She graduated Cum Laude and received her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law.  During law school, Ms. Winks worked as a LexisNexis Associate and is LexisNexis Professional Research and Advance Research certified.  In addition, she was a published member of Federal Courts Law Review and a member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Journal.

She attended Clemson University, where she graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Marketing.  After graduating, Ms. Winks spent a year in AmeriCorps, working with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.

Practice Areas

Construction

Ms. Winks has experience representing contractors, subcontractors, developers, and insurance companies in various construction design and defect, delay, contract compliance, insurance coverage, personal injury, and property damage matters. Her practice is focused on the litigation of construction cases, including mediation and trials in both state and federal courts throughout Georgia.

Ms. Winks has experience representing design professionals in a wide range of litigated matters arising from the design and construction process. She has experience defending claims arising from Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, breaches of contract, construction defects, construction delays, professional negligence, worker injuries/bodily injuries, and materials’/mechanics' liens.

General Liability

Ms. Winks has successfully handled many general liability claims. She has litigation experience involving premise liability and slip and fall cases in apartment complexes and retail stores, products liability claims, and foreclosure actions. In addition, Ms. Winks has experience with premise liability lawsuits, as well as discrimination claims, associated with ADA compliance (Americans With Disabilities Act), including property regulation compliance and defense of related litigation on behalf of property owners.

Insurance Coverage

Ms. Winks has experience in providing insurance coverage opinions regarding life, property, and casualty coverage issues including CGL policies, bad faith, uninsured motorists, causation, and excess coverage under commercial and personal policies. In addition, as the cyber insurance market grows, it is critical have counsel who is equipped with the knowledge and understands the unique aspects of data breach and cyber coverage.  Ms. Winks represents insurance companies and is experienced in all aspects of insurance defense. Whether providing a coverage opinion or representation through the trial level, Ms. Winks is committed to providing quality representation to the client. 

Products Liability

Ms. Winks has experience representing manufacturers in the defense of products liability claims resulting from injuries or death, alleged to be caused by product defects.  She is prepared to assist manufacturers and suppliers in the investigation and defense of products liability actions.

Transportation

Ms. Winks has experience in third party litigation arising out of transportation, products, and premises liability claims involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death.  Ms. Winks additionally handles first party coverage issues related to issues arising out of  transportation, products, and premises liability claims. 

Education

B.S. Marketing, Clemson University (Cum Laude)
J.D. Charleston School of Law (Cum Laude)

Admitted

Georgia (State and Superior Courts)
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court 
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia

Memberships

Treasurer of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia
Board of Directors for the Insurance Professionals of Atlanta

 

Publications/Speaking Engagements

4th Circuit Rules Insurer Must Defend Insured Against Class Action Data Breach, April 2016, HBS Data Privacy and Security 

Fourth Circuit To Decide If Commercial General Liability Policy Covers Internet Publication of Medical Records, April 2016, HBS Data Privacy and Security 

Author of  Federal Courts Law Review Article (Student Edition):
Pressing “Pause” on the State, The First Amendment and the Exposure of Violent Video Games to Minors, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, 5 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 321 (2012).

Co-Author of E-Publication: “Til Equity Do Us Part”: Equitable Distribution of Property in Marital and Non-Marital Relationships, (Co-Authored with Amber Rogers and Lauren Spears)