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Teresa M. Wineland

Of Counsel

Teresa has obtained numerous verdicts, summary judgments, dismissals and favorable settlements for her clients in a very broad range of litigation.

Teresa has tried over 75 jury trials as lead counsel in both state and federal courts in cases involving such subject areas as contracts, torts, insurance, consumer protection, commercial transactions, professional liability, property, and employment. She also has handled numerous non-jury trials, mediations, appeals, and large-scale eDiscovery projects.
  • “Expert Witness Deposition Preparation – Who Pays?,” Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel newsletter, 2016
Government Service
  • United States District Judge George Howard Jr. (1981-1982), law clerk

  • Defeated class certification in consumer fraud case against large casket manufacturer followed by summary judgment on individual claim.
  • Defended large retailer in consumer class actions
  • Defended large retailer in employment class action alleging discrimination in hiring.
  • Defended nursing homes in class action alleging violation of Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Obtained dismissal of shareholder derivative litigation against large retailer.
  • Successfully argued appeal of dismissal of claim against nursing home CEO in case alleging deficient nursing home care.
  • Represented physical therapy provider in breach of contract case against hiring company.
  • Obtained defense verdict for large insurer in bad faith litigation.
  • Obtained dismissal of third party pipe inspector’s claim against pipe manufacturer for on-the job injury.
  • Obtained dismissal of claim against seller of prelit Christmas tree that allegedly caused fire.

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2006-2023
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® every year since 2006
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Golden Gavel Award, 2015
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Distinguished Service Award, 2011
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation, Maurice Cathey Award, 2010
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, 1998
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV" rating
  • Defense Research Institute, Exceptional Performance Citation, 1997