Our Team

Jeremy A. Winton

Managing Partner

Head of the Pre-Litigation, Entertainment, & Client Services Departments

Jeremy Winton, a Western Kentucky native, is a four-time All American Boxer, a former South Eastern United States Kickboxing Association Champion, a former Kentucky and national Kickboxing Champion, and the 2000 NCBA Outstanding Boxer of the Year. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2003. He is head of the pre-litigation, entertainment, & client services departments. Spearheading the Entertainment division of the firm, Jeremy works with filmmakers, production companies and studio executives for film and television representation as well as offering development and packaging services. Spearheading the “Hollywood to Louisville” initiative, Jeremy is a leader in producing and developing high level film and television content while simultaneously creating a sustainable production and business model to further economic development in the city. In 2015, Jeremy became a Kentucky Colonel and was honored to receive the Community Service Award from Kentucky House of Representatives and the Key to the City by Mayor Greg Fischer. Jeremy believes the overall purpose of his firm mirrors our approach to community service showing our clients that there is positive, life affirming options available and that Winton & Hiestand and its staff are among the people who can help them get there.  

“Winton & Hiestand can make sure they don’t walk alone during a trying time. We are more than business owners, we are neighbors.” -JW

  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A. Major: History (2000)
  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky J.D. (2003)
  • Harvard University, Certificate of Achievement in American Government, Constitutional Foundations
  • Harvard University, Certificate of Achievement in U.S. Political Institutions: Congress, Presidency, Courts and Bureaucracy
  • Harvard University, Certificate of Achievement in Public Policy: Social, Economic and Foreign Policies
  • University of Michigan, Certificate of Achievement in Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills

Also admitted in Indiana (2006), Ohio (2007) and Illinois (2004)

Community Service Recognitions / Honors​
  • Key to the City Mayor Greg Fischer (2015)
  • Community Leadership Award, Greg Fischer (2015)
  • Community Service Award, Kentucky House of Representatives (2015)
  • Colonel, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • Boxing Mentor
  • Darrell Griffith Foundation
  • Milt Wagner Basketball Camp
  • Kids Center for Pediatric Therapy
  • Let the Kids Grow Foundation
  • Sons of AMVETS (including pro-bono work for Veterans)
  • Volunteers of America – Power of 1 Community Member
  • Finley 5k Walk for SIDS Awareness
  • Hood2Hood Movement
Publications / Seminars
  • Attorneys You Should Know, Attorney At Law Magazine (2015)

Film & Tv Entertainment Projects
  • Mr. Santa the Musical Christmas Extravaganza
  • The Truth. The Realist Sports Show on the Planet with P and Mike (2023)
  • Donna
  • King of the South

Chauncey R. Hiestand

Managing Partner

Head of the Trial & Litigation Departments

Chauncey Hiestand grew up in Crescent Hill, graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Psychology and earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law. He is head of the trial and litigation departments at W&H and is recognized by and/or has received: Super Lawyers, AV Preeminent Rated and honored with the Client Distinction Award and Client Champion Award (Platinum) by Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers (Litigation – Personal Injury and Insurance) and is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Advocates Forums (Life Member). Chauncey is also a proud Board Member of the Kentucky Justice Association (KJA).

According to the Kentucky Trial Court Review, in 2019 Chauncey obtained the highest premises liability verdict in Jefferson County, which also ranks as the 6th highest PL verdict of ALL TIME in KENTUCKY. With a love for travel, Chauncey and his wife too their honeymoon around the world visiting California, Fiji, Australia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Dubai to Washington. They have also explored Alaska, Dominican Republic, China, Hawaii, Italy, Bocas Del Toro and Costa Rica and most recently Germany and the Swiss Alps.

  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A. in Psychology (2000)
  • California Western School of Law, San Diego California, J.D. (2004)
  • Attorneys You Should Know, Attorney At Law Magazine (2015)
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers (2016)
  • Elite Lawyers of America, Multi-Million Dollar Verdict or Settlement Achievement Award
  • Civil Litigation Lawyers of Distinction, Member
  • Premier 100 (Civil), American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates, Top 1%
  • ThreeBestRated.com, Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyers in Louisville
  • Expertise.com, Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Louisville (Top 25)
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating – Top Lawyers, Personal Injury
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel – The Nation’s Top One Percent
Recent Verdicts / Settlements

Followell v. House of Boom Kentucky, LLC, $824,999.00 (prayer for $825,000.00) verdict. Premises liability claim. $10,000.00 pre-closing offer. Compression fracture healed poorly. Proof of permanent pain for 28 year old. Highest Premises Liability verdict in in Jefferson County (2019). Sixth Highest PL verdict ALL TIME in Kentucky. See KTCR 2019

Broomfield v. Lindsey et al. $118,545.23 (prayer for $118,545.23) FULL verdict. Third party MVA. $18,545.23 in medicals. $50,000.00 sought for future care and pain and suffering. Proof of permanent neck and back pain for 40 year old veteran. $10,000.00 last best and final offer from Allstate the day we started trial. $50,000.00 liability limits. Bad faith claim is pending.

C.B. v. Confidential Trucking Company, TBI claim – $2,050,000.00 liability and UIM limits obtained (zero pre-suit offer).

Harding Estate v. Greiner Trucking, LLC, commercial wrongful death claim – $2,000,000.00 liability limits plus over $32,000.00 in additional benefits obtained ($300,000.00 pre-suit offer).

Hatler v. Harper Recycling, commercial liability and UIM claim, a military veteran suffered TBI when a semi struck her – $1,200,000.00 liability and UIM limits (zero pre-suit offer).

Sykes v. Baxters, dram shop claim, significant orthopedic and TBI injury – $1,000,000.00 liability limits (zero pre-suit offer).

Waits v. Johnson, government employee liability claim, an off-duty officer was speeding and t-boned Ms. Waits, orthopedic injuries – $780,000.00 (zero pre-suit offer).

Ellison vs. Fleming County Little League et al., $230,298.00 verdict for assault case involving President of Local Little League and elderly patron. Second Highest verdict ALL TIME in Fleming County. See KTCR 2019.

Lechleiter v. SEA’s, commercial liability claim, company box truck struck client, resulting in a broken hip; disputed liability – $605,000.00 (zero pre-suit offer).

Graham v. Keymon Charters, commercial liability claim, during a snow storm, client was struck by a bus suffered TBI; defendant claimed sudden emergency – $625,000.00 (zero pre-suit offer).

Taylor v. USPS, FTCA claim, client was struck by postal USPS vehicle and suffered neck injuries; $525,000.00.

Confidential Wrongful Death/Med Mal, In 2019, our team resolved a +$1,500,000.00 wrongful death/med mal claim for a family who suffered the loss of their daughter (zero pre-suit offer).

Joyner v. Direct General Insurance, PIP verdict; One of the first Kentucky BRB suits / verdicts for a Plaintiff regarding unreasonable denial / delay of PIP payments

Community Service Recognitions / Honors​
  • Key to the City Mayor Greg Fischer
  • Community Leadership Award Greg Fischer
  • Community Service Award Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Colonel, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Publications / Seminars
  • Attorneys You Should Know, Attorney At Law Magazine (2015)
  • PIP Benefits and the Denial of PIP Benefits, Kentucky Justice Association (KJA) (2011)

Joseph M. Longmeyer


Joseph M. Longmeyer was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating Saint Xavier High School, he attended Vanderbilt University where he graduated with a degree in comparative literature as well as a minor in political science.

From Vanderbilt, Joseph went on to the Saint Louis University School of Law. In his second year at SLU, Joseph earned a staff position on the St. Louis University Law Journal and went on to serve as an editor in his third year. Joseph graduated from SLU Law in 2001 and was admitted to practice law in Kentucky. He has practiced with his father, John Longmeyer, since departing law school and has acquired years of experience litigating personal injury cases, products liability claims, slip and fall claims, worker’s compensation, as well as wills, trusts and estates. He is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (1998-2001)
  • Vanderbilt University (1994-1998)
  • Saint Xavier High School (1990-1994)

Zach Taylor


Zachary L. Taylor grew up near Minneapolis where he attended college at the University of Minnesota. After his undergraduate studies, Zach pursued the study of law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where he was a member of Law Review and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Zach has over 20 years of experiencing litigating consumer protection claims. Zach is a six-time recipient of the Super Lawyers ‘Rising Star’ and is currently Super Lawyers rated.

  • J.D., University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (Cum Laude)

  • B.A., University of Minnesota; Major in Latin. Minor in Philosophy

  • Louisville Bar Association

  • Kentucky Justice Association

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates

  • Super Lawyers

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • Kentucky Courts
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky