Gina Winspear




As a founding partner in Dennett Winspear, LLP, Gina Winspear has an outstanding reputation among her clients and peers as a tough, but fair, trial attorney. Ms. Winspear enjoys great success in front of Nevada juries, judges and arbitrators due to her thorough preparation, strong written submissions and attention to detail. Prior to founding Dennett Winspear, LLP, Ms. Winspear was a partner in the long-time Las Vegas civil litigation law firm, Pearson, Patton, Shea, Foley & Kurtz, where she began her legal career and received outstanding training and opportunities to hone her skills as an aggressive advocate for her clients.

Ms. Winspear has had extensive experience as lead counsel representing clients in front of the Nevada Supreme Court as well as Nevada state and federal courts. Ms. Winspear has also handled hundreds of arbitrations and mediations, including many complex cases involving millions of dollars. Ms. Winspear has enjoyed particular success representing insurance companies in first party bad faith cases in front of the Federal District Court for the District of Nevada.

With her law partner Ryan Dennett, Ms. Winspear has also applied her litigation experience to representation of select plaintiff’s catastrophic injury and death claims, and general business litigation. In this regard, she has earned seven figure settlements for the benefit of her clients.

Ms. Winspear also accepts select family law cases. During the beginning of her legal career and while in law school, Ms. Winspear had a particular affinity for family law and the necessity of recognizing the importance of aggressive representation of the client, while assuring that, where children are involved, the parenting relationship is respected and maintained. To that end, Ms. Winspear has represented clients in cases involving up to seven-figure property settlements, child custody and child support and has been involved in appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court in cases involving complex family law, property distribution and custody issues. Ms. Winspear has also provided countless hours of pro bono, no fee, representation of adoptive parents as they navigate through the social services and court systems to finalize expanding their families through adoption.

A third generation Las Vegan, Ms. Winspear returned to practice law after being admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1994. Ms. Winspear is also licensed to practice in Utah. In 1991, Ms. Winspear earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Wellesley College located outside Boston, Massachusetts. Upon graduation from Wellesley, knowing that she wanted to settle in her hometown of Las Vegas, Ms. Winspear worked her way West and enrolled in J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 1994. While in law school, Ms. Winspear excelled in moot court and legal writing, earning distinctions in both areas. Ms. Winspear also authored journal articles including, “Juvenile Court Dispositions,” Utah Juvenile Court Guidebook, Summer, 1994, and was a member of the Utah Attorney General’s office legal staff.

Ms. Winspear’s legal practice includes service as a court-appointed and private arbitrator. She is also frequently asked to present continuing legal education seminars on topics relating to trial presentation, personal injury litigation and insurance defense litigation.

Ms. Winspear is married and is the mother of two children.  When not practicing law, Ms. Winspear enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Contact Gina at gwinspear@dennettwinspear.com.