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Devin Winklosky

Devin Winklosky

Administrative Judge, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Eradicate Hate:
2021, 2022

Devin Winklosky has dedicated his professional career to upholding and advancing the rule of law around the world. He is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and judge advocate who served over 21 years on active duty, and his background reflects a breadth and depth of experience unlike a typical attorney. His military career has been a combination of litigation, legal advisor, educator and supervisory positions. Winklosky has served as a prosecutor, defense counsel and trial judge handling hundreds of complex cases, including hate crimes and various high-profile and sensitive government investigations. As a legal advisor, he regularly provided direct advice and counsel on an array of significant legal decisions confronting the military’s senior leadership and formulated, evaluated, and implemented legal policies during operations in dynamic and high-stress environments in the United States and abroad. As supervisor and educator, Winklosky was trusted to formally educate and mentor hundreds of subordinate lawyers and other personnel throughout several government and private organizations. Upon transitioning to civilian practice, he continued as an active multidisciplinary practitioner litigating in multiple forums across the country. In addition to his regular practice, Winklosky advanced access to justice for all by providing pro bono representation to at-risk and low income veterans in need of legal aid, individuals seeking asylum, and indigent prisoners filing civil rights claims. He subsequently returned to government service and now sits as an Administrative Judge adjudicating appeals related to complex programs administered across the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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The Eradicating Hate Global Summit was both eye-opening and empowering. To have so many experts in the field of countering hate, all there sharing their expertise, working towards practical and real world solutions, was incredibly unique. It is this focus on meaningful conversations, answers, and solutions that makes Eradicating Hate so incredibly important. The spread of hate is a wicked problem, and the way Eradicating Hate approaches it is how we are going to solve it.

Heidi Beirich