Staying true to her Florida roots, Ms. Winchester earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida, graduating with highest honors in 2011, and her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in the top 10% of her class in 2014. Prior to joining Dean, Ringers, Morgan & Lawton, Ms. Winchester served a two-year term as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Roy B. Dalton, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. While in law school, Ms. Winchester served as the Student Bar Association President, a member of the University of Miami Law Review, a member of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board, and an intern for the Honorable Alan S. Gold of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She also earned the book award for her Legal Research & Writing course. Ms. Winchester’s experience on the Law Review and Moot Court Board prepared her to excel in both writing and oral advocacy, and her experience with the Federal Judiciary prepared her to handle a vast array of legal issues that arise in litigation. In her years of private practice, she has tried nearly a dozen cases, obtaining defense verdicts in three of the cases in which she served first-chair.
Ms. Winchester has been a member of the Florida Bar since November of 2014. She is admitted to practice in all Florida State courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern District of Florida. She primarily concentrates her practice on negligent security, corporate litigation, and general liability insurance defense. An active member of her community, Ms. Winchester serves on several committees within the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Orange County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Junior League of Greater Orlando and the President of her non-profit organization, Kids2Kids, Inc.