Terri W. Wintering

Managing Partner

Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Phone: 507-281-5857
Fax: Rochester, Minnesota
Email: E-mail Me

Attorney-mediator Terri Wintering has over 30 years in the practice of law in the Rochester and southeast Minnesota areas. She graduated from the College of Saint Teresa and William Mitchell College of Law. She has decades of alternative dispute resolution experience, including cases in the areas of divorce and family mediation, EEOC, ADA, and human rights mediation, special education mediation, ENE mediation, civil mediation, parenting time expediting, and facilitated IEP meetings.

Areas of Practice

  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Divorce Mediation
  • General Mediation incl Spec. Education
  • ADR including Parenting Time Expediting and Arbitration

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1979

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    J.D. – 1977
  • College of St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota
    B.A. – 1973

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Southern Minnesota Family Law Collaborative, Charter Member, Past President, 2002 – Present
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly Academy of Family Mediators & SPIDR)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Olmsted County Bar Association, Chair, Family Law Committee, 1986 – Present
  • Minnesota Rule 114 Neutrals Roster
  • Minnesota ADR Special Education Mediation Panel
  • Minnesota Human Rights Mediation Panel, 1997 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Walters & Wintering, Ltd. (formerly Walters & Wintering, Ltd.), Partner/Solo Practitioner, 1988 – Present
  • Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Executive Director, 1986 – 1988
  • Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Staff Attorney, 1983 – 1985
  • Grinnell Mutual Insurance Co., Grinnell, Iowa, Insurance Adjuster, 1982 – 1983
  • Carter Law Office, Pine Island, Minnesota, Attorney, 1981 – 1982
  • Minnesota State Legislature, House Caucus Research, 1976 – 1981

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, Women’s Shelter, Rochester, MN, 2005 – Present
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, Saint Teresa Leadership and Service
  • Institute for Women, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN, 2004 – Present
  • Volunteer Attorney, Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, 1988 – Present
  • Volunteer Mediator, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • Volunteer Mediator, Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board
  • Olmsted County Domestic Violence Committee, 1996 – 1999
  • Rochester Area D.R.U.G., 1992 – 1993
  • Faith Formation Teacher, St. John’s and Pax Christi parishes, Rochester, MN, 1988 – 2002
  • Board of Directors, Alumnae of CST (formerly College of St. Teresa Alumnae Association), 1983 – 1994
  • Annulment Volunteer, Diocese of Winona, 1990 – 1993
  • Board of Directors, Alumnae of CST (formerly College of St. Teresa Alumnae Association), 1972 – 1979
  • Volunteer Youth Sports Coach, Rochester Youth Baseball, Soccer, and Softball
  • Volunteer Habitat for Humanity, 1991 – Present