J. Dallas Winegarden

J. Dallas WinegardenAdjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    J. Dallas Winegarden has practiced in Flint, Michigan, since 1969. He began his career as a law clerk for Judge Phillip C. Elliott, after which he served as a Genesee County assistant prosecuting attorney.

    Winegarden subsequently joined with his father in a general practice handling criminal defense, domestic relations, business law and personal injury cases. Currently he is a principal at the law office of J. Dallas Winegarden Jr. P.C. A trial lawyer, Winegarden has taught at the law college since 2002.

    Winegarden has been involved in a number of high-profile cases. He worked with the White House at the national gun summit and by request of the President at the Million Moms March. He is an internationally known advocate of gun safety and school safety.

    Winegarden earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University in 1966 and a Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law in 1969.

  • Courses

    Client Counseling and Interviewing
    (Formerly DCL 450) This course adopts a client-centered approach in looking at legal problems and examines how to make clients partners in problem solving. Attention is paid to the economic, social and psychological aspects of clients' legal problems. The course starts with an examination of fundamental counseling skills, followed by an analysis of the information gathering process and ultimate decision making. Because this course duplicates the content of courses in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute program, students in the FTPI may not receive academic credit for this course.

  • Bar Admission(s)

    State of Michigan, United States Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan