Richard D. Winkler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Port Jefferson Station, NY

Winkler Kurtz LLP
 | 1201 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: 631-928-8000
Fax: 631-928-8578
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

For more than 30 years, Richard D. Winkler has been providing quality representation spanning between both U.S. coasts. After graduating from the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland in 1978, Mr. Winkler relocated to Los Angeles. He completed his law degree from Southwestern University in 1981. After two years of practicing law on the west coast, Mr. Winkler returned to New York, where he was admitted to the bar in 1983. In 1987, he joined with his brother James and attorney Sanders Kurtz to form his current practice at Winkler, Kurtz & Winkler, LLP.

Located in Port Jefferson, Long Island, Mr. Winkler represents clients throughout Suffolk County, New York City and the surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on helping victims of accident injuries resolve their cases and get results. Mr. Winkler is experienced in various areas of personal injury law, including construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and motor vehicle accidents. He also has been very successful litigating products liability claims against large corporations, including Goodyear, Nissan, Volkswagen and Firestone.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Mr. Winkler knows what it takes to stand up to insurance companies and large corporations. His passion and dedication for his craft have resulted in recognition by his peers, employees and community. Mr. Winkler has been rated an AV Preeminent* attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious recognition that illustrates an attorney's high quality and ethical standards.

Mr. Winkler is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He also serves as a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association's Grievance Committee, which investigates claims of attorney misconduct. Additionally, he serves as a judge for the New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament finals held in Suffolk County.

*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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Richard Winkler

Admitted: 1983, New York


  • Judge the Suffolk County Finals, New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament, 2009
  • Accident/Injury Attorney Richard D. Winkler is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, two of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members and membership is comprised solely of attorneys who have obtained million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
  • Presented with an Award of Merit from the Association for chairing a task force to review recommendations promoting Client Satisfaction
  • "Boss of the Year", Suffolk County Legal Secretaries Association
  • AV Preeminent* attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California
  • Member, California State Bar
  • Member, Grievance Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • New York, 1983
  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Long Island, 1983
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • SUNY Cortland, Bachelors Degree, Cum Laude, 1978
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Office Location for Richard D. Winkler

1201 Route 112
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Phone: 631-928-8000

Fax: 631-928-8578

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Last Updated: 4/29/2019

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