Kenneth N. Winkler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
 | 3475 Piedmont Road Northeast, Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-261-3988
Fax: 404-233-1943
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (60%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Kenneth N. Winkler, a shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn, has practiced employment law since 1994. His practice concentrates on counseling employers and business owners on the numerous laws and regulations that govern the workplace. Ken helps clients grow their businesses by guiding them through workplace issues and conflicts so that they can focus on their operations. Employers often have to make difficult decisions that can impact their businesses and the lives of their employees. Ken’s support gives them the peace of mind that they are seeking.

Ken has represented employers in employment litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board, as well as handling discrimination and harassment claims brought under the spectrum of employment laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and other federal, state and local statutes and regulations.

Ken’s practice also includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving restrictive covenants including non-compete, non-solicitation of customers, non-recruitment of employees, non-disclosure/confidential information and trade secrets provisions as well as disputes involving tortious interference with business and contractual relations, breach of fiduciary duty and/or duty of loyalty.

Ken leads the firm’s hospitality team and serves as the General Counsel to the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association and is a member of the Industry Board of the Cecil B. Day’s School of Hospitality at Georgia State University.

Ken was also named Georgia “Super Lawyer” based on research and surveys by Law and Politics Media (2010 – present, 2004), Super Lawyer Business Edition – Employment & Labor (2013-2012) and Best Lawyers in America (2014-present Litigation – Labor & Employment). Based on peer reviews, he received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating for his legal ability and ethical standards. Ken has also been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as a “Legal Elite.” Ken is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and serves as a member of the Atlanta Leadership Committee of the Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Ken graduated from The Ohio State University and obtained his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Ken is married to Lauri Winkler and has two children. Ken enjoys playing tennis, golf, softball and basketball.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (60%): Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2004, 2010 - 2020

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About Kenneth Winkler

Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Law and Politics Media, 2004, 2014-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America,, Best Lawyers, 2013-Present, 2013
  • Esther Leah Ritz Next Generation of JCC Leadership Award, Jewish Community Centers Association of North America, 2006
  • Georgia "Super Lawyer" Business Edition – Employment & Labor, 2012-2013
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • One of Georgia’s Legal Elite , Georgia Trend magazine, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Courts of Appeals: Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Court: Central District of Illinois
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association
  • United States District Courts: Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • Ohio, 1993
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia State University: Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Industry Board
  • United States District Courts: Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • Georgia, 1994
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Society For Human Resource Management

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, 2018
  • Chair Board of Directors- Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 2018
  • Judge, 2013 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition, National Black Law Students Association
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 2016
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Educational Background:

  • The Ohio State University, B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, 1990
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Office Location for Kenneth N. Winkler

3475 Piedmont Road Northeast
Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-261-3988

Fax: 404-233-1943

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Last Updated: 10/14/2019

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