Bruce H. Winkelman

Bruce Winkelman portrait

Bruce is the managing partner at Craig & Winkelman LLP and has over 35 years experience in trials, appeals, complex civil litigation and mediation.  He represents and counsels clients on a wide range of business, civil and insurance related issues, including complex coverage disputes and “bad faith” matters.  Bruce has received a peer-reviewed AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Bruce received his legal education at the University of San Diego, where he was a co-founding editor for the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Evidence.  He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied history.

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Mr. Winkelman has been selected for "Super Lawyers" from 2008-2015 and 2019-2022. 2008.

Mr. Winkelman has also been listed by The Best Lawyers in America® since 2010.

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He is a frequent lecturer on dispute resolution issues and taught insurance law and mediation/dispute resolution as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University’s law school.  He has also authored numerous publications on a variety of legal and negotiation issues.  Representative publications include:

“Humana v. Forsyth – Let Loose the Dogs of RICO?,” 3 Mealey’s Managed Care Liability Report 10 (May 1999)

 “On the Road to Babel:  Avoiding Misunderstanding in Alternative Dispute Resolution Forums,”  ADC Defense Comment (Fall 1998)

“Misrepresentation in the Reinsurance Context and Methods of Avoiding Reinsurance Litigation, Executive Enterprises Institute Seminar, San Francisco (1991)

“Insurance Coverage Issues in Environmental, Toxic Tort and Coverage Litigation,”  42 CPCU Journal 2 (1988)

Out of the office, Bruce is an avid fine-art and landscape photographer and enjoys hiking and cooking.  His eternal optimism is evidenced by his almost fanatical devotion to California Golden Bears football.  Bruce has served as a board member for a non-profit that assisted disadvantaged high school students to develop entrepreneurial skills and coached Little League.