Heather Winkles is an Associate Attorney at Godwin Bowman PC in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.
Heather is committed to creditors in loss mitigation. Her practice commences in pre-suit resolution and extends through post- judgment remedies in state, federal, bankruptcy and appellate courts across Texas.
Ms. Winkles is skilled and experienced in the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. This representation includes relief from the automatic stay and objections to the confirmation of the bankruptcy plan, discharge, and discharge ability of debts and also handles adversary proceedings. She handles proof of claims and applies for release of unclaimed funds in bankruptcy court.
She is also skilled and experienced in the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in state court proceedings. Heather handles unsecured collections, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, recovery of collateral via sequestration/replevin, impounds/challenging mechanics’ and storage liens, forfeiture/ seizure of collateral by state and local governments, bonded titles, adjudication of liens and title, evictions. Her representation also focuses on enforcement of judgments by domestication of foreign judgments, post-judgment discovery of assets, executions, garnishments, and appointment of turnover receivers.
Ms. Winkles earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law including a mediation certificate from the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Heather was an Articles Editor for the Currents: International Trade Law Journal. She clerked for the Texas Attorney General’s Office and served as a Judicial Intern for the 311th District Court in Harris County, Texas. Heather also competed in mock trial and was a quarter-finalist in the Abraham Watkins Mock Trial Competition. She was selected to the Dean’s Honor List and awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Professional Responsibility. Ms. Winkles earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin including a business certificate from the Red McCombs School of Business.
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