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.
Betty is originally from Pennsylvania but has made her home in Richmond for the last 30 plus years. Betty entered the legal field 24 years ago and has worked on both plaintiff’s and defendant’s cases in many areas of the law. She continues her education as a member of the National Organization of Legal Assistants.
Betty enjoys helping people and has worked as a volunteer for CASA and is a member of the Optimist Club.
Outside of work, Betty enjoys spending time with friends and family including two adult children and her fiancé Fred. She enjoys traveling, reading, kayaking and hiking in the many state parks and taking advantage of all that Richmond has to offer.
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.