Nancy J. Winkler attended the Honor’s Program at Temple University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in English and Economics. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law with an Award for Excellence in Civil Trial Advocacy. She is the Immediate Past President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Winkler also serves on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and has served as the Chair for Fund Development from 2004-2006 and again from 2008-2009. She is a member of local and State bar associations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the American Association for Justice. She is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2008, she was inducted as a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, which is a trial lawyer honor society, open to membership by invitation only. Nancy is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose membership is limited to those attorneys who have obtained million dollar settlements or verdicts for their clients.
Working hard to protect the rights of innocent victims has been at the heart of Ms. Winkler’s career. Nancy was the recipient of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association’s President’s Award in 2002 and 2013, in recognition of her devotion to advancing the goals of the organization, defending the injured and protecting our civil justice system. She is the only recipient to have received the President’s Award more than once. In 2009, Nancy received the Pennsylvania Association for Justice Service Award in recognition of her extraordinary efforts, commitment and distinguished service to the organization. Since 2005, she has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine. This distinction is limited to only 5% of the legal community in Pennsylvania. Since 2010 she has been selected as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania. She has also been selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers for 2011-2014. Nancy has also been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2015. Ms. Winkler has also been active in the Philadelphia Bar Association. She was appointed Co-Chair for the Medical-Legal Committee for 2004 and over the years has investigated many judicial candidates for the Commission for Judicial Selection and Retention.
Ms. Winkler believes in giving back to the legal community and is frequently invited to lecture for various groups and organizations including lawyers, doctors, nurses and healthcare workers. She has lectured, and has written articles and seminar materials on topics including various aspects of civil litigation, defective products, professional negligence, and automobile law. She also co-authored a book entitled, "Pennsylvania Automobile Litigation; Guidelines and Forms for the Trial Lawyer"; Third Edition.
Nancy also believes that it is important to provide representation to those who cannot otherwise afford it and has taken on pro bono cases throughout the years. She has been recognized by the judiciary in Philadelphia as an attorney whose pro bono work is exemplary. Ms. Winkler is also a member of the Hamilton Circle of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, making a commitment to contribute $10,000.00 over a ten year period to fund pro bono services for needy Philadelphians. She has also been active in charitable organizations, including having served on the Board of Directors of the Robin’s Nest Children Services and the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association.