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Tamara Winkler and John Bernans Join Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL as Summer Clerks for 2018

DAYTON, Ohio —  Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL (Faruki+) is pleased to welcome their new summer clerks, Tamara Winkler and John Bernans, who are joining the firm for the summer 2018 term. Winkler and Bernans each bring a unique perspective and skillset stemming from their diverse academic and professional legal work experience.


Winkler joins Faruki+ from the University of Dayton School of Law. She holds extracurricular leadership positions as a staff writer for the University of Dayton Law Review while also serving as a Dean’s Fellow student mentor and as Vice President of the Jewish Student Association. Prior to joining Faruki+, Winkler worked as a judicial intern to United States District Judge Walter H. Rice in the Southern District of Ohio, where she conducted research and drafted opinions in response to multiple motions, hearings and trials.


“I’m incredibly excited to join Faruki+ and work alongside its team of highly respected attorneys,” said Winkler. “I look forward to the challenging yet rewarding journey that lies ahead in assisting Faruki+ with achieving successful outcomes for its clients.”


Bernans joins Faruki+ from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is a member of the University of Cincinnati Law Review and University of Cincinnati College of Law Trial Team. Prior to joining Faruki+, Bernans worked as a Fellow with the Ohio Innocence Project where he directly engaged with a case load of 25 – 30 clients in performing legal research and preparing briefs in assistance to their claims of innocence.


“Clerking for Faruki+ will be a wonderful experience as I’m focusing on criminal defense and litigation in law school,” said Bernans. “This clerkship will allow me to build on my criminal defense background and broaden that skillset as I work on complex civil cases, business litigation and white collar criminal defense matters.”


Winkler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with her Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Professional Zoology in 2013. Bernans graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2016. To learn more about Faruki+, please visit

About Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL

Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL ( is a litigation firm with offices in Dayton, Cincinnati and Covington that handles complex disputes, including intellectual property, class actions, competition-based litigation, employment, antitrust, privacy, commercial litigation, arbitration and white-collar litigation. You can find Faruki+ on LinkedIn and Twitter at @FarukiMediaLaw and @FarukiPrivacy.