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


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Heather L. Winkles


T: 972-934-9100     F: 972-934-9200





Premises Liability & Retail Litigation


Personal Injury

Construction Liability & Defects


Products Liability

Insurance Coverage Bad Faith


Commercial & Business Litigation






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


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








State of Texas


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





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




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