Marc Yonker is an experienced personal injury attorney Tampa. After founding his law firm over 15 years ago, he has helped thousands of personal injury victims receive the compensation they deserve. His law firm is known as “The Aggressive Attorneys,” paying tribute to the determination with which they help their clients. They are especially well versed in going up against large insurance companies on behalf of their clients.
Marc Yonker grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and Easton, Pennsylvania. Growing up, his best friend’s father was a personal injury attorney, and Yonker was inspired to follow his example. He attended the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida, with a degree in Economics. He went on to receive his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1993.
Yonker has a strong background in personal injury law, with several years of experience working for a large personal injury law firm before beginning his private practice with Bill Winters in 2001. He was inspired to start his own business because he wanted to be part of a firm that was entirely focused on meeting the needs of its clients. This was the beginning of Winters and Yonker, P.A.
As a Tampa car accident attorney, Yonker frequently sees clients who are emotionally, physically, and financially under great stress. He prides himself on helping these clients rebuild their lives. His law office does not charge clients for anything until their case is won, enabling clients to choose his practice with confidence.
What do you (or your business) do?
Winters and Yonker is a personal injury law firm based out of Tampa, Florida. I have a personal interest in car accident cases, as well as slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, and premises liability.
How long have you been in business?
My firm has been in business since 2001 when Bill Winters and I decided to strike out on our own.
Are there any unique challenges in your industry?
Personal injury law is full of challenges, but that’s part of the reason why I enjoy my job so much. Fighting insurance companies for proper compensation is never easy. We have had to develop many winning strategies to ensure that we can properly provide for our clients.
Do you have any particular challenges that you address?
I am involved in every aspect of our business, though I spend most of my time directly working with clients. Helping clients win their cases is the focus of my professional career.
Is your industry growing, shrinking or remaining the same?
Our business remains steady, with potential for growth. Unfortunately, accidents are a fact of life, and we will continue to support their victims. It seems like insurers have an even tighter grasp on their money as they did a few years ago. Understandably, that’s part of the game; they need to protect their money, and I need to get my clients what they deserve. I sincerely hope that an increase in accidents does not result in growth for my business.
How does technology impact your company?
We are very involved in our Internet and social media presence. It helps us to reach more customers organically. At Winters and Yonker, we are proud of our responsiveness to customer needs.
We also use law management software to streamline aspects of our business such as client notes, billable hours, and other daily needs. This software has enabled our business to run more efficiently.
With this software, our paralegals and other office staff have a much easier time keeping track of all the data that helps our office run. I can barely imagine the years when law practices were run only on paper. Our staff has far more time to help clients than they would have.
Have you ever been to Miami? If so, which part?
Yes, I love Miami. I try to get there a few times a year. I love living in Tampa Bay, but a change of scenery is always good for me.
Did you visit any particular locations including restaurants?
When I was last in Miami, I enjoyed many memorable meals out. I had an especially good Italian meal at Scarpetta by Scott Conant. I love Cuban food, and I made a special trip to Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine. Dining out is one of the ways I relax when work has been difficult.
Would you come back?
Absolutely, I plan to return in a few months. On my next trip, I plan to visit areas other than Miami Beach. I like to spend time in each area of the city and fully experience all that it has to offer.
Was it a business or pleasure trip?
It was a business trip, but I was fortunate to be able to take some time for myself and truly enjoy my stay.
Where do you see yourself or business in 5 years?
I hope to be working to bring justice and compensation to even more victims of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and construction accidents. I feel like our firm has the potential to grow over the next five years as we build our reputation. Our continued commitment to the client fosters our growth.