Published on January 30th, 2018 | by Brandon H0
Marc Yonker – Co-Founder of Winters & Yonker
As one of the Tampa injury attorneys behind Winters & Yonker, P.A., Marc Yonker has demonstrated a deep commitment to pursuing justice for clients whose lives have been affected by an accident or injury. When seeking a dedicated personal injury attorney Tampa residents regularly turn to Winters & Yonker because of the law firm’s long-standing reputation for fighting against injustice, particularly in circumstances in which insurers attempt to use the power they wield to gain an unfair advantage over the injured party.
Where were you born?
Although I’m proud to say that thanks to my career as a personal injury attorney Tampa is my home, I was actually born in Kentucky — Louisville, to be specific — and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Easton, Pennsylvania. Where I was raised definitely played a role in shaping my views on justice, as some of the most iconic and powerful voices to speak out against injustice spent their formative years in Louisville. And it was in Easton, Pennsylvania, that I initially became interested in pursuing a career as an attorney in order to use litigation as a tool in the service of justice.
What’s your favorite type of food?
Tampa’s culinary scene has some very diverse influences, including from the cultural traditions that originated in Cuba as well as the Mediterranean. And while I certainly enjoy eating Cuban, Greek, and Spanish cuisine, any dish that features the fresh, local seafood that Tampa is famous for will always be at the top of my list of favorite foods.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
When I was growing up in Pennsylvania, one of my dad’s closest friends was a personal injury attorney, and both he and my father gave me some great advice during my youth. I remember one conversation in which the two of them were talking about their professions, and at some point in the discussion my dad’s friend turned to me and explained the motivation behind his incredible work ethic, saying that how hard he worked could be the difference between a just or unjust outcome for a client.
He then offered this advice: Whatever profession you choose to pursue, be keenly aware of the fact that what you do influences others. If you want to feel fulfilled by the work that you do, make sure the effect you have on others is wholly positive.
What is one thing you’ve learned since starting your career?
One of the first things I learned when starting out was that many personal injury clients needed a greater level of care and support than most firms could provide. After coming to this realization, I was motivated to change this as soon as possible, which is why I was so pleased to partner with Bill Winters to make Winters & Yonker a reality.
What motivates you every day?
I’m motivated by the principle that everyone deserves justice, but I also understand that many people feel powerless when fighting against a large and powerful entity like an insurer. In order to ensure that justice is served in these situations, I remain dedicated to fighting on behalf of the people who have been harmed in some way so that they get the compensation they rightfully deserve.