James R. Winkler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Port Jefferson Station, NY

Winkler Kurtz LLP
 | 1201 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: 631-509-2840
Fax: 631-928-8578
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

James (Jim) R. Winkler is a partner in the firm of Winkler Kurtz, LLP, located in the community of Port Jefferson Station in Suffolk County, New York. For more than 30 years, Jim has focused his practice on matrimonial and family law matters of every type, including prenuptial and post-marital agreements, legal separations, contested and uncontested divorces, child custody and visitation issues, property division and post-divorce modification of custody, visitation and support orders.

Jim graduated with cum laude honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1971 and from Albany Law School of Union University in 1976. In the years since, he has received numerous professional awards and recognitions, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and multiple inclusions in the New York Super Lawyers listings for matrimonial and family law. Jim is also active in a number of community-oriented, civic-minded and legal organizations, including the Suffolk County Bar Association (past president), the Matrimonial Bar Association of Suffolk County (past president) and the New York State Bar Association.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About James Winkler

Admitted: 1977, New York

Professional Webpage: http://winklerkurtz.com/lawyer/James_R._Winkler_cp6642.htm

Honors/Awards:

  • Recipient, Director's Award (Suffolk County Bar Association), 1994
  • AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale Hubbel

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Chair, Suffolk County Bar Association (Task Force to review Rules relating to Conduct of Lawyers)
  • Member, Education Law Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Past President, Port Jefferson Board of Education (1990 - 1996)
  • Partner, Costigan and Winkler, 1986 - 1987
  • Legislative Aide, New York State Assembly, 1974 - 1976
  • I will serve as the 100th President of the Suffolk County, New York Bar Association beginning June 1, 2008., 2008
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Director, Search Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Past President, Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council (1996-1999)
  • Partner, Winkler, Kurtz, Winkler and Kuhn, LLP, 1987 to present
  • Associate, Labert and D'Amico, 1976 - 1977
  • Past Chair, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Chair, Judicial Screening Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Past President, Matrimonial Bar Association of Suffolk County
  • Associate, Peter J. Costigan, Esquire, 1977 - 1986

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I have previously served as the Managing Director of the Pro Bono Foundation of the Suffolk County Bar Association and presently served on the Board of Directors of  Nassau/Suffolk Law Services., 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer and Coordinator, Continuing Legal Education Program - Suffolk Academy of Law Mandatory     

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • I have been a member of the Matrimonial Bar Association of Suffolk County,  New York for the past 12 years and previously served as its President for 2 years.

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia (1967-68)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1971
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Office Location for James R. Winkler

1201 Route 112
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Phone: 631-509-2840

Fax: 631-928-8578

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Last Updated: 11/26/2019

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