Degrees, certifications

State bar #106068


Admission Details1982, California; 1983, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
EducationLoyola Marymount University, B.A.;
University of California School of Law at Los Angeles, J.D.

Recipient, 2000 Century City Bar Association Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year.
Named Southern California "Super Lawyer" 2004-2014.
Listed as one of the 15 most influential Black Lawyers in the United States in Savoy Magazine August 2003.
Selected by: Forbes On-Air Magazine, "One of nine lawyers profiled as a tribute to the great American Lawyer" 2005-2006.
Board Member of the Criminal Courts Bar Association.


Award NameGranting OrganizationDate
Super Lawyers AwardSouthern California Super Lawyers - For 14 consecutive years Winston K. McKesson has been voted Super Lawyer of the year in Southern California.2004-2018
Criminal Defense Attorney of The YearCentury City Bar Association voted Winston K. McKesson criminal defense attorney of the year in 2000.2000
Savoy Magazine Savoy Magazine - Listed as one of the 15 most influential Black Lawyers in the United States2003
Forbes Magazine Forbes Magazine - One of nine lawyers profiled as a tribute to the great American Lawyer.2005
Martindale - Hubbell Awards Martindale - Hubbell Awards for 10 years
JERRY GIESLER AWARDJerry Giesler Memorial Award - Trial Lawyer of the Year2017


PositionAssociation NameDuration
MemberCalifornia Attorney for Criminal Justice2007–present
Board MemberCriminal Courts Bar Association
MemberJohn M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles2007–present
MemberLos Angeles County Bar Association
MemberNational Bar Association
MemberState Bar of California

2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 attorney2011 attorneys2010 AV AWARD av2012 judicial plaque2011 lawyers2011 layers2010 martindale-hubbellAward preeminent 10 top2008

2017 trial lawyer lawyer of the year from the Criminal Courts Bar Association

We defend serious cases »

Winston K. McKesson Will Defend Serious Cases From misdemeanors to felonies, Mr. McKesson will defend anyone plagued by the severity of a criminal charge. His criminal defense and experience is of the following:
• Appeals• Assault & Battery
• Domestic Violence• Drug Crimes
• DUI• Expungement
• Embezzlement• Felonies
• Hate Crimes• Juvenile Crimes
• Kidnapping• Manslaughter
• Misdemeanors• Murder
• Sex Crimes• Shoplifting/Theft
• Traffic Violations• Violations of Probation
• Violent Crimes• Weapons Violations
• White Collar Crimes

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