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Jenny J. Winkler

Ms. Winkler joined the firm in 2010, returning to her roots in the East Valley after commuting into central Phoenix for the first twelve years of her career. During those twelve years she gained substantial “big firm” litigation experience and also honed her management skills by serving on her former firm’s executive committee.

Ms. Winkler’s practice is devoted exclusively to commercial and municipal litigation, primarily defense. Her litigation experience includes defending breach of contract, premises liability, dram shop, professional negligence (accountants and lawyers), mold, construction defect, civil rights, and inverse condemnation/takings claims. She also has experience in specialized litigation involving water rights and other natural resources at both the state and federal level, and for a time devoted her practice exclusively to such matters. Ms. Winkler has been recognized repeatedly as a Best Lawyer® in the area of water law.

Ms. Winkler’s appellate experience began with serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Noel Fidel at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Since then she has appeared as counsel of record in administrative appeals of federal and state agency actions, and appeals to the Arizona Supreme Court, Arizona Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, D.C. Circuit, and the Interior Board of Land Appeals.

Ms. Winkler is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.® She is a former Director of the Maricopa County Bar Association (2007-2010), Chair of the Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section (2006), and is a Founder and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Maricopa County Justice Museum & Learning Center Foundation. The Foundation operates a museum on the Sixth Floor of the Old Courthouse that showcases the legal history of Maricopa County and teaches visitors of all ages about the rule of law and the civic contributions of lawyers and judges.

Ms. Winkler is an avid birder and outdoor enthusiast and enjoys traveling around the United States and all over the world to add to her life list.

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of Nevada

Maricopa County Bar Association

Arizona Women Lawyers Association

Court Admissions

All Arizona and Nevada state courts

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada


Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Noel Fidel

Arizona Legislative Council


J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University; Senior Articles Editor, Arizona State Law Journal; AmJur Award, Torts & Arizona Constitutional Law

B.A. English, Arizona State University

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