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BIn 2006, Anthony Winters was appointed Assistant Attorney General at the Louisiana Department of Justice in the Baton Rouge office. He has served in the Gaming and Civil Divisions, where he regulated and prosecuted in the Licensing and Compliance sections. In the Civil Division, he drafted AG Opinions and represented various agencies throughout the state. Most recently, he served in the Collections Section, where he civilly prosecuted on behalf of virtually every subdivision, agency, department, and institution of the State of Louisiana. After 23 years of U.S. Army service and 12 years as Assistant Attorney General, A.D. Winters retired and launched www.veteransdefender.com  and 1.877.7WINTERS in November 2018, which is a national effort to aid and support veterans in all legal solutions especially for denial of much needed and deserved Veterans Affairs benefits.

Mr. Winters has written and lectured on topics across the legal spectrum. He has taught at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Aviation Law and Business Law; Saint Leo University – Criminal Law and Counterterrorism Law; Florida Institute of Technology – Business Law, Logistics Policy, and Government Contracting; and Texas A&M University at Central Texas; Advanced Business Law and Legal Environment in Business. He moderated the American Bar Association’s Conference: 100 Days of Trump A Cuban Legal Perspective. He recently authored and published the book, American Po’ Boy En Cuba available on www.amazon.com. A.D. Winters frequently speaks and writes on veterans issues. He taught a CLE on Veterans Rights at the the Lafayette Bar Association in December 2017. In December 2018, he led a CLE where he synthesized decisions from the U.S. Courts of Appeals for Veterans Claims (USCAVC) case. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association - International Law Section; Federal Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, National Association of Attorneys General, the National Association of District Attorneys, and Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association.

He earned his B.S. in Business Management, in 1999 from Southern University. After earning his commission through R.O.T.C. as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he attended Officer Basic Course at Fort Eustis, VA. In 2000, he began law school. After the horrific events of September 11, 2001, A.D. Winters was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After returning from the Global War on Terrorism, he returned to Louisiana and earned  his Juris Doctor in 2004 from Southern University Law Center. After over a decade of practicing law, A.D. Winters went back to law school and earned his two LL.M. in 2017 from University of Houston Law Center - one degree in International Law and another in Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources Law.

He is a Spring 1998 initiate of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc., a 2004 initiate of the American Inns of Courts; and member of Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity. He is admitted to the bars of the Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; Federal courts including Eastern, Western, and Middle District of Louisiana; Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas; Western District of Tennessee and Accredited by the Office of General Counsel by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.