For over 30 years, personal injury attorney Nancy J. Winkler has represented individuals and their families in litigation regarding a wide range of complex legal matters. As a result, she has recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements. At the heart of her career is a personal dedication to protecting the rights of innocent victims.
In recognition of her work, The Best Lawyers in America includes Nancy on its lists of top lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation (2015 – present), Product Liability Litigation (2015 – present), and Medical Malpractice (2019). In 2018, Best Lawyers recognized Nancy as Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability. She is also listed in the Best Lawyers Business Edition, Women in Law 2017 for both Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation in Philadelphia.
“When somebody comes to my firm, not only will they have somebody that fights for them, but somebody who will listen to them.”
Education and Personal Injury Law Experience
Nancy attended the Honors Program at Temple University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in English and Economics. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law, with an Award for Excellence in Civil Trial Advocacy.
Since then, Nancy has served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and as the Association’s President from 2013 to 2014. She has also served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and has been active in the Philadelphia Bar Association, appointed Co-Chair for the Medical-Legal Committee for 2004. Through the years, she has investigated many judicial candidates for the Commission for Judicial Selection and Retention.
As a shareholder at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., Nancy concentrates her practice on catastrophic injury cases. These include medical malpractice, auto defects, product liability including ovarian cancer from talcum powder, construction accidents, and premises liability cases, including unsafe swimming pools. Through her work, she has influenced companies in various industries to be more safety conscious and to implement and adhere to more rigid safety standards.
Nancy values a team approach and hard work. She investigates each case thoroughly, treating her clients with respect and compassion, working to help put families’ lives back together as much as possible after a catastrophic accident. For Nancy, being a personal injury attorney allows her to be an advocate for people when things that should never happen sometimes do.
Charitable Work and Community Activism
In addition to her other responsibilities, Nancy believes in giving back to the community. She lectures for various groups and organizations, including lawyers, doctors, nurses and healthcare workers. She has written articles and book chapters and lectured at seminars on topics including civil litigation, defective products, professional negligence and automobile law.
Additionally, she has been active in charitable organizations such as The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Robin’s Nest Children Services and the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association. Nancy has also taken on many pro bono cases throughout the years, to represent those who could not otherwise afford an attorney.
- Temple University School of Law
- Temple University
- Past President
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- Two Time Recipient of President’s Award
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (Only Recipient To Receive The Award More Than Once)
- Board Member
Board Of Governors, Pennsylvania Association For Justice
- Service Award
Pennsylvania Association For Justice
- Top 100 Trial Lawyer
The National Trial Lawyers
- The Best Lawyers in America
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- The Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year
- Top 50 Women Attorneys
- Fellow (trial lawyer honor society)
Litigation Counsel Of America
State And Local Bar Associations (PA, NJ)
- Top 50 Women Attorneys
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
- Top 100 Philadelphia – Pennsylvania Super Lawyers