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Education Law

Insurance Law and Litigation

Product Liability


The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. 

Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. 

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Nancy R. Winschel


Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

Nancy R. Winschel is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and serves as Chair of the Product Liability Group and Co-Chair of the Education Law Group. She concentrates her practice in the area of civil litigation and has handled matters in the areas of professional liability, product liability, toxic tort, construction litigation, commercial litigation, and transportation litigation.

Ms. Winschel has worked as both National Coordinating Counsel and Regional Counsel for corporations. She was appointed as Pennsylvania trial counsel for insurer’s “Major Case Unit.”

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America© since 2011:  Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2007–2018

Representative Matters:

  • Obtained defense verdicts and favorable appellate decisions for automotive manufacturer in major product liability litigation
  • Obtained denial of class certification and dismissal of automobile manufacturer in class action brought under Magnuson Moss Act
  • Secured prompt dismissal of foreign manufacturers and suppliers on jurisdictional basis in state and federal courts of PA, WV, OH, and NY
  • Represent manufacturers and suppliers of automobiles, water systems, gas pipeline, coal and other heavy industrial equipment, and consumer goods
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of client in class action brought under Fair Debt Collections Practices Act

Speaking Engagements:

  • Invited by global consumer goods manufacturer to lecture in Taiwan on multinational jurisdictional issues
  • ACBA Bench-Bar Conference Civil Litigation Seminar; Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania
  • “Product Law:  What You Need to Know When a Claim is Filed Against Your Product” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania and West Virginia CLE
  • “The Critical Role of the Expert in Product Liability Litigation” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania CLE
  • Lecturer on litigation issues and product liability topics for major insurers and manufacturers

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • West Virginia Bar Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law; Duquesne University Law Review; American Association of University Women Scholarship
  • B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, cum laude