Attorney Brian G. Winter, a partner at Stewart Law Group, became a member of the State Bar of Arizona in 2014, but he's been practicing law for over 25 years.
Originally from Fairfield, Connecticut, Winter earned his BA in Government and Politics at St. John’s University, Queens, NY, (1990) and JD from St. John’s University School of Law (1993). By 1994, he was admitted to practice law in New York (registered), Connecticut (active), and Florida (inactive).
After moving to Phoenix, Winter joined Stewart Law Group in 2017. Actively involved in the Maricopa County Bar Association, he currently serves on the Board of the Family Law Section. Winter was also a member of the MCBA's Board of Directors (2016).
Winter strongly believes in minimizing conflict in domestic relations cases, avoiding litigation whenever possible. In his Connecticut years as a family lawyer, Winter focused on ADR. He completed 40-hours of mediation training at the Center for Understanding Conflict and advanced training at the Center for Mediation in Law. Winter served the Connecticut court as a Special Master and Guardian ad Litem (GAL). Also trained in advanced collaborative law, Winter has spent many hours as client advocate in collaborative divorce negotiations. Winter is also an experienced trial attorney in high income, high asset divorces.
Winter has received many awards over the years. He is rated 10-of-10 (Avvo Inc.). Additional recognitions include:
10 Best Attorney - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2020
10 Best Estate Planning Attorney - American Institute of Legal Counsel 2020
Top 10 Estate Planning Attorneys - Attorney and Practice Magazine 2019
10 Best Attorney - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2019
10 Best Estate Planning Attorney - American Institute of Legal Counsel 2018
Lawyers of Distinction - Lawyers of Distinction 2017
5 Star Clients' Choice Award – Avvo 2017
10 Best Estate Planning Attorney - American Institute of Legal Counsel 2017
Client's Choice Award – Avvo 2016
Top Ten Ranking - National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2016
10 Best Family Law Attorneys - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2016
Avvo Clients' Choice Award for Divorce - Avvo 2015
Lead Counsel Rated in Family Law - Lead Counsel 2015