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Chad J. Winger

Managing Partner, Chief Litigator (Civil Division)

Chad J. Winger was born in Provo, Utah, and graduated from Mountain View High School. In 2000, Chad graduated summa cum laude from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with bachelor degrees in Classics and Political Science. During his enrollment at Hampden-Sydney, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Hampden-Sydney's student newspaper and was initiated a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1999, the Virginia Programme at Oxford awarded Chad a full scholarship to study history and literature at St. Anne's College, Oxford University, United Kingdom.

In 2003, Chad received his juris doctorate from the University of Utah, College of Law, where he was a member of the Journal of Law and Family Studies and national trial advocacy team. He authored: Board of Education of Pottawatomie County v. Earls: Broadening the Standard for Fourth Amendment Special Needs Drug Testing in Public Schools, 5 J.L. & Fam. Stud. 403 (2003) (cited in Christopher A. Gorman, Public School Students' Fourth Amendment Rights After Vernonia and Earls: Why Limits Must Be Set on Suspicionless Drug Screening in the Public Schools, 29 Vt. L. Rev. 147, 184 n. 198 (2004)).

After law school, he entered private practice with the Law Office of Florence M. Bruemmer, P.C. in Phoenix, Arizona, where he briefed numerous Ninth Circuit criminal and habeas corpus appeals, and practiced in the areas of criminal defense, family law, civil litigation, and child welfare.

In 2006, he joined Kirkpatrick & Harris, P.C. Following the election of firm founder, Ann Kirkpatrick, to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, Chad became a shareholder of the firm and carries on Ms. Kirkpatrick's practice.

Chad is also an adjunct professor of Business Law at the Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University.

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  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J.D. – 2003
  • Hampden Sydney College
  • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) – 2000

Past Employment Positions

  • Northern Arizona University
  • Adjunct, 2008—Present
  • Kirkpatrick & Harris, P.C.
  • Associate Attorney, 2006—2009
  • Law Office of Florence M. Bruemmer
  • Associate Attorney, 2004—2005
  • Utah Attorney General's Office
  • Civil Litigation Division, Law Clerk, 2002—2003
Chad J Winger

Personal Interests

Mr. Winger has a warm personality that is gregarious, affable, and sociable. Raised in Provo, Utah, Chad suffers from a hooligan-esque passion for the Utah Jazz; since the age of six (6), never a Jazz television or satellite radio broadcast has been missed.

In his free time, Chad enjoys vegetarian gastronomy, patronizing local Flagstaff businesses, bedeviling with practical jokes his dog, Jack, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Harris & Winger, P.C.

6 E. Aspen Ave., Suite 280

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 774-0011

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