Lori L. Winkelman, Partner


Lori Winkelman is a partner in our Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights Group. Ms. Winkelman represents secured creditors, unsecured creditors, debtors, and other parties in all aspects of bankruptcy, foreclosure, and state court receivership. Her experience includes:

  • Representing secured creditors and other parties in all types of Chapter 11 cases, including cash collateral negotiation and litigation, stay relief litigation, claims litigation, lease negotiation, and plan litigation.
  • Representation of Roman Catholic Diocese as debtor's counsel in various cases around the country.
  • Significant representation of lenders in single-asset bankruptcy cases.
  • Representing creditors in nondischargeability litigation in all types of bankruptcy.
  • Representing creditors in preference defense and fraudulent conveyance negotiation and litigation.
  • Representing Native American housing authorities as a party-in-interest in complex plan financing and negotiating, involving understanding of complex Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act regulations and other regulations.
  • Representing fuel consortiums in various airline bankruptcy filings with respect to such issues as negotiating assumption or rejection of agreements between airlines and fuel consortium, filing of claims, and negotiating new agreements between fuel consortium and bankrupt airline going forward.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D., 2001)
    • Arizona State Law Journal (Senior Managing Editor, 2000–2001)
  • Denver Paralegal Institute (1992)
  • South Dakota State University (B.A., 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2001

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Member: State Bar of Arizona; Maricopa County Bar Association; Member of Executive Board of Arizona Bankruptcy American Inns of Court; Quarles & Brady Capitol School Project; Volunteer Lawyer's Program; Recruiting Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (2016-present)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013–present: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2012–present Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)
  • Named among the Top 25 Female lawyers in the Southwest
  • Named among the Top 50 attorneys in Arizona
  • Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit (Term: 2014-2017)
  • Listed in Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona list by AZ Business Magazine (2015-2017)
  • Listed in Most Influential Women in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine (2015)