About Us

The President of ClaimsMax, LLC is Joshua A. Winnick. Attorney Winnick has degrees from Harvard University, The University of Chicago, and American University Washington College of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in Connecticut since 1986.

As President, Attorney Winnick oversees the daily operations of ClaimsMax, including marketing, enrollment, and hiring a lawyer to represent any ClaimsMax member who becomes a car accident victim.

Joshua Winnick, ownder and president of ClaimsMax

Joshua A. Winnick

The ClaimsMax concept was endorsed by Derek Bok, the former President of Harvard University, in 1993 in his book, The Cost of Talent. Bok writes: “Because the compelling virtue of the contingent fee is to make legal services available to those who cannot afford a lawyer, a more ambitious possibility would be to substitute some better means of providing legal representation to persons of modest means. Enterprising lawyers or entrepreneurs could establish prepaid legal plans for people of moderate incomes.”

More Information

  • A good source of information about prepaid legal service plans is the Group Legal Services Association (GLSA). As stated on its website, the GLSA “is a professional membership association representing all facets of the legal services plans industry. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GLSA is affiliated with the American Bar Association. GLSA is committed to advancing access to quality legal services through legal services plans and industry collaboration”. ClaimsMax sponsors a GLSA membership for Joshua Winnick.
  • The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued formal Opinion 87-355 on December 14, 1987. The opinion addresses the issues relating to a lawyer’s participation in a for-profit prepaid legal service plan.
  • The Office of the Attorney General for the State of Connecticut issued Opinion No. 86-19 on March 5, 1986. The opinion concludes that prepaid legal service plans are not subject to regulation by the State of Connecticut Insurance Department The State of Connecticut Insurance Department confirmed by letter dated December 28, 1998 that ClaimsMax is not subject to the Insurance Department’s jurisdiction.
  • Finally, The State of Connecticut Grievance Committee issued Advisory Opinion #19-01997-A on April 15, 2019, stating that this website complies with the advertising rules of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

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