Rebecca D. Winkelstein

Of Counsel

Phone: 609-572-7432

Fax: 609-572-7433


Location: Atlantic City


Rebecca D. Winkelstein is Of Counsel to the firm and a member of the appellate and education law practice groups.

Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Rebecca graduated from Rutgers University school of Law, Camden.

While in law school, Rebecca was an Executive Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal, a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing/Moot Court, and received the 2007 Reed Smith Pro Bono Award for Clinical Excellence. Rebecca also interned for United States District Court Magistrate Judge Ann Marie Donio and externed in the Office of Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey.

Rebecca is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 


Rebecca provides motion practice and appellate support to various practice groups in the firm. She has significant experience in State and Federal courts, securing favorable trial court rulings as well as decisions in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. She has appeared in bench and jury trials and has tried cases before arbitrators and in various administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board and Office of Administrative Law. She has also worked alongside Federal and State agencies to ensure compliance with investigations and audits.

Rebecca began working for the firm in 2010, where she worked with the education department’s clients on matters involving: tenure and personnel issues; public bidding; public contracts; student records and public records claims; the first amendment; special education; harassment, intimidation, and bullying; and other issues of school law and related counseling, policymaking, and litigation. Rebecca relocated to New York in 2014 and worked at a boutique litigation firm in North Jersey handling a range of matters for private and public sector employers, from counseling and policy development to litigating claims of discrimination and allegations of constitutional violations in State and Federal court. She returned to the firm in 2022.

Prior to her initial employment at Cooper Levenson, Rebecca was child advocate attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she was counsel and guardian ad litem to abused and neglected children in Philadelphia Dependency Court. Upon graduation from law school, Rebecca served as a judicial clerk to New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justice John E. Wallace, Jr. (ret.).


Rebecca is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, and Center for Reproductive Rights’ Lawyers Network. She is also an advocate for the National Council of Jewish Women.


On Sunlight and Disinfectant: How a Recent Decision on the Sunshine Law will Affect School Boards, School Leader Magazine (November/December 2011)

A Statute Prohibiting “Public Sex Shows” Violates the Free Expression Clause to the Oregon Constitution, 37 Rutgers L.J. 1545 (2006)