Boston University School of Law

The Honorable Jeffrey Winik

Adjunct Professor of Law
Associate Justice, Housing Court, City of Boston

B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., University College (London, England)
J.D., Boston University School of Law

Interests: Housing Law

The Honorable Jeffrey M. Winik was appointed as an associate justice of the Housing Court in 1995. He has served as the first justice of the Boston division since April 2004.

Judge Winik received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1971, a master's degree from University College, University of London in 1972, and a juris doctor from the Boston University School of Law in 1975.

Upon graduation from law school, Judge Winik served as an investigating attorney for the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct in New York City. From 1976 to 1978, Judge Winik worked as a staff attorney at Greater Boston Elderly Legal Services/Greater Boston Legal Services. He specialized in federal and state housing issues. In 1978, Judge Winik joined the faculty at Boston University School of Law where he taught for ten years. As an associate clinical professor, he supervised students in the civil clinical program and taught courses in trial advocacy, evidence, negotiation, legal ethics and advanced federal litigation. In 1988, Judge Winik went into private practice as a partner with the Boston law firm of Cohen & Winik. He specialized in real estate, land use and housing litigation until his appointment to the bench in 1995.

Judge Winik chairs the housing court's education committee and time standard's committee. He sits on the Boston Homelessness Prevention Center Steering Committee and the Boston Tenancy Preservation Program Advisory Board. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Real Estate Pro Bono Committee.

Since 2000, Judge Winik has taught housing law as an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law. Judge Winik has served on the faculty of MCLE, Boston Bar Association and REBA legal education programs and has lectured at Mealey's National Lead Litigation conferences.

In 2007, Judge Winik was the recipient of the Yvette C. Mendez Award from the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. Judge Winik was recognized for his contribution to expanding equal access to justice.