Phelan Petty’s Administrative Team
Irina Winder was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and later moved to Riga, Latvia to pursue a law degree. She is fluent in Russian and English.
Irina brings 16 years of experience as a litigation paralegal to the firm. She assists in medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, many of which have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. She is involved in every case from inception through the outcome, having attended over 15 trials. Irina’s energy, work ethic and positive attitude enrich the medical malpractice team through all aspects of their cases. She also earns the affection of her clients, many of whom keep in touch with her. In addition to her paralegal responsibilities, Irina serves as office manager and firm administrator.
Irina enjoys reading, biking, traveling, hitting the gym and partaking in the vibrant local community and nightlife in Richmond. Irina lives in the Richmond area with her husband, Casey, her son, Christian, and their precious dog, Landon.
Adam was born in the suburbs of Richmond, but the city has been home for the past ten years. Adam received his bachelor’s degree in History in 2016 and his Paralegal Studies certificate in 2019 from Virginia Commonwealth University. He entered the legal field three years ago and has never looked back.
Adam spends his free time running the roads and trails of the city, spending time with friends, and exploring the exciting food scene Richmond offers with his fiancée Chelsea and daughter Dakota.
Cat was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She and her partner relocated to Richmond from Buffalo, New York in July of 2020. She has an Associate's degree in Political Science from SUNY Monroe (2016) and earned her Paralegal Studies Certificate from James Madison University (2021).
Cat lives in North Chesterfield with her partner Mack and their three rescued Pitbull’s. In her free time, you can find Cat painting, gardening, and exploring Richmond with her dogs.