Joe Windler is truly a client-focused attorney who uses his legal experience to seek resolutions that align with the client’s personal and business goals. He focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, and since joining Winthrop & Weinstine, he has added a variety of general business and administrative experience that makes him a great advisor to his clients.
Though most of Joe’s practice is in general commercial litigation, he also works on cases in administrative and regulatory law, employment law, and family law. His works includes a wide variety of litigation matters, including those involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, product liability, FACTA, FDCPA, fraud and consumer fraud, FLSA, discrimination cases, shareholder disputes, breach of warranty and breach of contract, and life insurance disputes. Joe’s well-rounded legal knowledge gives him insight into his clients’ businesses and allows him the strategic forethought to be as full-service as his clients need. The types of clients Joe works with range from Fortune 500 companies to individuals in a variety of industries such as investment services, banking, food service, dentistry, energy, construction, capital venture and insurance. Joe also has extensive experience litigating supply chain manufacturing, dealer/distributor/sales, product liability, and UCC disputes, including actions enforcing and interpreting "terms and conditions." (See “Cases” tab for specific experience.)
Joe takes pride in working with clients to find practical solutions that fit the client’s business goals. He is well known for being easy to talk to, and adds value by listening to clients and sending them in the right direction, whether it be a case or finding a new partner for other non-legal needs. “My clients are more important than the work,” Joe said. “I want to give them confidence to run their business and to be effective leaders.”
In addition to his legal practice, Joe is an active member of the community. Within the firm, he serves on the Diversity and Recruiting committees. Joe is also chair of Winthrop & Weinstine’s Community Service committee, using his organizational skills to mobilize staff and attorneys to participate in charitable causes, and is the lead of the firm’s Summer Associate program. Outside of the office, Joe is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit