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Law Alumna Estelle Winsett Returns to U of M as Assistant Law Dean University News
For release: August 25, 2010

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Estelle Gaerig Winsett
Estelle Gaerig Winsett
Estelle Gaerig Winsett has joined the University of Memphis as assistant dean for law career services.

Winsett received her B.S. degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University in 1994 and her J.D. degree in 1997 from the U of M’s Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.  While a law student she was on the Moot Court Board and represented the University in the National Wagner Labor Law Competition.  She also clerked for Leonard Pierotti, a judge in Shelby County Probate Court.

After graduation, Winsett practiced insurance defense litigation at Shuttleworth, Smith, Williams, Sabbatini and Harper. She then took a position at Harris, Shelton, Dunlap and Cobb, where she primarily handled medical malpractice defense litigation. Winsett later went to work for Allen, Scruggs, Sossaman, Thompson, Simpson and Lillie, where she represented management in labor and employment law disputes.

In 2004 she became client relations and placement director at Counsel On Call.  She has spent the past six years counseling legal professionals on career-related issues and building relationships with Memphis law firms and in-house legal departments.

“We are delighted that Dean Winsett will be sharing her considerable career services expertise with our students and alumni,” said Kevin Smith, dean of the law school.

“I’m happy to return to my alma mater and to be working with students to assist them in achieving their career goals,” Winsett said.

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