Pennsylvania Bar Association Lauds Schnader Partner’s Pro Bono WorkOn May 9, 2005 by Schnader in News
Tricia M. McCoy
Public Relations Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Philadelphia, PA (May 9, 2005) – Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP partner Nancy Winkelman was recently presented with a Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award for her work “in providing legal services to the neediest among us,” according to PBA President Michael H. Reed.
In her pro bono work, Ms. Winkelman has “gone above and beyond the call of duty” and her accomplishments deserved to be “recognized and celebrated,” Mr. Reed said. Ms. Winkelman, who co-chairs both the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group and its Pro Bono Committee, received the award on May 4, 2005, at the 4th Annual PBA Pro Bono Conference.
Ms. Winkelman concentrates her practice on federal and state appellate litigation. She has handled appeals in a variety of substantive areas, and in a number of appellate courts, including presenting argument in the U.S. Supreme Court in a civil rights case involving prisoners’ exhaustion of administrative remedies. In addition to her active appellate practice, Ms. Winkelman teaches appellate advocacy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Recently, Ms. Winkelman became only the ninth lawyer – and the first woman – to be selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers from the Third Circuit region (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the Virgin Islands). Earlier this year, she received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which was presented to only 20 lawyers in the top 500 largest law firms in the U.S. for excellence in legal writing.
Ms. Winkelman was also recognized in 2004 as one of only 13 “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” in the area of appellate law. In 2000, she was awarded the John Minor Wisdom Public Interest and Professionalism Award by the American Bar Association Section on Litigation.