Sam Winston

Experienced Appellate Lawyer and Litigator

Sam Winston is a New Orleans attorney with over a decade of experience practicing internationally, nationally, and locally in Louisiana.

He regularly argues cases in various appellate and district courts across Louisiana, including the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sam has defended company clients in large-scale international criminal investigations, served as lead counsel on voting rights matters, and secured the freedom of innocent men in Louisiana.

Throughout his career, Sam has crafted his law practice law into an agent for change in criminal justice, voting rights, and civil rights.


– J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
– Founding Partner, Winston Bergeron LLP
– Admitted to practice at the U.S. Supreme Court
– 5 years in the white collar section of Jones Walker LLP

Practice Specialties

– Appeals
– Civil Rights
– Post-Conviction/Habeas
– Federal/White Collar


Sam Winston is a Founding Partner of
Winston Bergeron LLP where he currently practices appellate law, election/voting rights law, criminal defense/habeas litigation, white collar defense, commercial litigation, and civil rights law.


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude, William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar
Civil Law Division, Law Review Member & Moot Court Board

Bucerius Law School & Otto Beisheim School of Management, Hamburg, Germany
Master of Law and Business, Interdisciplinary joint degree

Boston University, College of Communications
Bachelor of Science, Journalism

Isidore Newman High School
New Orleans, La