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Heather L. Winkles

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T: 972-934-9100     F: 972-934-9200     hwinkles@feesmith.com

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PRACTICE AREAS

 

Transportation

 

Premises Liability & Retail Litigation

 

Personal Injury

Construction Liability & Defects

 

Products Liability

Insurance Coverage Bad Faith

 

Commercial & Business Litigation


Bankruptcy

 

 

EDUCATION

 

South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2015

 

The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2010

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

Texas

 

COURT ADMISSIONS

 

State of Texas

 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

 

 

HONORS

 

2019 “Texas Rising Stars” Super Lawyers & Texas Monthly Magazine

 

 

 

Heather L. Winkles is a ninth generation Texan who joined the firm in 2019.  The focus of her practice is the defense of companies and individuals in a broad range of high-exposure matters, including transportation liability, premises liability, products liability, and personal injury.

 

Ms. Winkles began her legal career in the representation of creditors in state and federal court proceedings across Texas.

 

Heather earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, including a business certificate from the Red McCombs School of Business.  She earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law, including a mediation certificate from the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution.

 

While in law school, Ms. Winkles was a Member of the CURRENTS: International Trade Law Journal. She secured a spot on the Dean’s Honor List and was awarded the CALI Award for Excellence for ranking highest in her class among 98 students in the area of legal ethics.  Ms. Winkles was also a finalist in mock trial competitions.  Heather also served as a Judicial Intern for the 311th District Court in Harris County, Texas.  Her most beloved moment of her law school career came as a participant in a study abroad program in Galway, Ireland, where she took direct instruction from United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. As a law student of Justice Scalia, she learned to unveil the frequent legal arguments that the late Justice said, “will come before the Court clad, so to speak, in sheep's clothing” and to vehemently advocate when the, “wolf comes as a wolf."

 

Outside the courtroom, Heather enjoys boating on Lake Ray Hubbard with her family and Labrador Retriever named, Amicus Curiae.

 

 

Representative Matters

Successfully defended credit union in alleged violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title III Website Accessibility, that resulted in a voluntary dismissal with prejudice.

 

Secured a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against dealer on behalf of financial institution to protect business reputation, safety of its customers and employees, and financial interests.

 

 

Professional Affiliations

Dallas Women Lawyers Association

 

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Dallas Bar Association

 

State Bar of Texas

Information

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