Kelli Morgan Winkle-Petterson



Kelli M. Winkle is an Associate in the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.


March 19, 2019

Pay Equity for Women Filling Labor Shortage in Construction Industry

While the country’s construction industry is booming, with around $1 trillion in new projects, 79 percent of construction companies nationwide reported the need to hire more employees to meet the demand. With high demand and low supply, it is a prime time for women to fill that labor gap. CNBC reported that women make up only 9.1...

June 18, 2018

OSHA Beryllium Standard in Construction

On January 9, 2017, OSHA issued a final rule adopting a comprehensive standard for exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. A separate standard was promulgated for general industry, construction, and shipyard industries. When OSHA first announced its intent to promulgate a beryllium standard for construction in 2015, the scope...

June 18, 2018

Construction Industry’s Ongoing Labor Shortage: Consider Implementing Non-Monetary Benefits

Findings from the “Q2 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index,” released June 5, 2018, show four straight quarters with more than 90 percent of contractors concerned over labor shortages. The construction industry, however, continues to experience significant economic opportunities. For example, the...


California Workplace Law
Employer Found Liable Where Supervisor Mocked Employee’s Stuttering Problem
July 13, 2018

In responding to claim of harassment, discrimination or retaliation based on protected categories, California employers must timely respond to and thoroughly investigate workplace complaints to avoid exposure.

By Kelli M. Winkle

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Construction
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
949-885-1360  Phone
949-885-1380  Fax
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Chapman University School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2010, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2015, California - S.D. Cal.; 2009, California; 2009, California - C.D. Cal.

State Bar of California


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Irvine, California

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