Alabama State Bar, 1998
United States Supreme Court
Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Alabama Federal District Courts
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, cum laude, 1998 (Managing Board of Alabama Law Review and Moot Court Board); Southern College, magna cum laude, 1995
Windy Cockrell Bitzer is a member of the firm’s Litigation Section and has substantial pre-trial, trial, and appellate experience in courts throughout the State of Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Windy regularly represents and counsels businesses and educational institutions in commercial disputes and employment matters. She is experienced in matters ranging from fraud, False Claims Act, breach of contract, tortious interference, non-compete agreements, and other business torts to Title VII, Title IX, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, and other employment-related issues. Windy also conducts internal investigations and provides training on EEO best practices.
Windy has a particular interest in appellate work and serves as leader of the firm’s Appellate Advocacy Team. She often counsels and assists other attorneys during and after trial to ensure issues are properly preserved for appellate review and assists throughout the appellate process, including preparation of appellate briefs, related filings, and oral argument.
Windy was recognized in 2010 as a Rising Star in business litigation and again in 2012 as a Rising Star in employment law by the Alabama Super Lawyers publication. She is a 2003 graduate of the IADC Trial Academy. Windy is a member and subcommittee chair of the ABA Section of Litigation Corporate Counsel and ABA Woman Advocate Committees.
Windy received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law where she was a member of the Managing Board of the Alabama Law Review, the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, and the Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society.
Windy has volunteered as a “Big Sister” in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Mobile. She is an active member of the Mobile Bar Association, having chaired the Bench & Bar and Law Day Committees. Windy serves on the Board of Directors of the Mobile Bar Foundation, is a Leadership Mobile Class of 2015 graduate, and served on the planning committee for the 2016 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference.
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