About Courtney A. Winzeler, Esq.

Courtney A. Winzeler is a Partner, experienced litigator and trial attorney at Kahana & Feld.  Ms. Winzeler focuses her practice in construction and real estate litigation, insurance defense and general liability in the States of California and Arizona. Ms. Winzeler has spent over 10 years focusing on the defense of contractors, developers, manufacturers, product suppliers, and design professionals in multimillion dollar claim disputes involving high profile, multifaceted construction projects facing claims for breach of contract, construction and design defect, negligence, indemnity, fraud and conversion. Ms. Winzeler takes on both tactical and aggressive defense tactics in all matters resulting in successful early resolutions and/or trials.

Ms. Winzeler is currently serving as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Orange County Bar Association’s Construction Law Section for 2019.  Following her tenure, Ms. Winzeler will move to the Chair-Elect position in 2020 and then appointed Chair of the Construction Law Section in 2021.

Ms. Winzeler enjoys spending time with her family and donating time to the fight against domestic violence at Laura’s House, a Nationally renowned family shelter.  Ms. Winzeler is also a passionate sports fan who staunchly supports her University of Arizona Wildcats.


  • Western State University, School of Law (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude)
  • University of Arizona (Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, Dean’s List Honoree from 2001 – 2003)


  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Arizona

Professional Highlights

  • Additional Insureds: General Principles of Contractual Indemnification, (Gallagher Basset National Webinar for Claims Administrators and Managers, 2020)
  • Women in Construction Law: Lessons from Our Leaders; Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going – Practical Lessons on Diversity and Inclusion (Orange County Bar Association, 2017)
  • Inequity of Equitable Subrogation:  Recent Rulings and Defense Strategies, (2017)
  • Crawford Rules, Defense Strategies and Techniques, (2016)
  • Young Professional Women & Law:  A Unique and Personal Perspective (Arizona Business and Professional Woman’s Network, 2015)

Community Involvement

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • CLM
  • Orange County Women’s Lawyer’s Association
  • Association of Southern California Defense Attorneys
  • Celtic Bar
  • Arizona Bar, Construction Defect Section
  • Legal Clinic Volunteer/Counsel for Victims of Domestic Violence at Laura’s House; 2014 Legal Volunteer of the Year