Ms. Wineland practices in the areas of commercial, complex, class action and general litigation. She has tried over 75 jury trials as lead counsel over her more than 30 years as a litigator. Her cases have covered a wide range of subject areas, including contract, employment, deceptive trade practices, products liability, malpractice and personal injury. She also has handled numerous non-jury trials and mediations and has experience in family law and bankruptcy.
Ms. Wineland chaired the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Model Jury Instructions - Civil, 2011 and 2012 editions. She has been active in the Arkansas Bar Association, serving in the House of Delegates and on the Executive Council and Board of Governors. She is a past president of the Arkansas Bar Foundation and the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel. She is on the Editorial Advisory Board ofThe Arkansas Lawyerand served on the board of Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly. She also belongs to the American and Pulaski County Bar Associations.
Ms. Wineland is a member of the Defense Research Institute and a former state representative to DRI. She is on the National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates and served as president of the Arkansas chapter. She has been a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and has spoken on such topics as trial practice, ethics, damages and employment law, and is on the faculty of the Arkansas Professionalism Practicum.
Ms. Wineland is listed inThe Best Lawyers in America under Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. She also is listed inMid-South Super Lawyersin The Top 50 Women and in Business Litigation.
In 2010 Ms. Wineland was the recipient of the Maurice Cathey Award for outstanding contributions toThe Arkansas Lawyer.She also has received the Arkansas Bar Association's Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award. In 2011 she received the Distinguished Service Award from the ACLU for her role in the successful challenge to Arkansas' Initiated Act 1.
•Handling Constitutional Challenges to a Statute, 44 The ARKANSAS LAWYER 1 (Winter 2009)
•Keeping Up with the Tweeters: The Challenge for Jury Instructions, 47 The ARKANSAS LAWYER 4 (Fall 2012)
Law clerk for United States District Judge George Howard, Jr.
•Board, Arkansas Zoological Foundation
•Graduate of Leadership Arkansas (Class VI)