Winstead Ranks High in 2015 Chambers USA Guide to America (Chambers & Partners Publishing)


Dallas, May 19, 2015 — Winstead's reputation for providing quality legal services to clients has once again been recognized in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide to America (Chambers & Partners Publishing).  This year's annual Chambers USA Guide publication ranked seven of Winstead's practice areas in bands 1-4 in Texas with real estate and construction ranked in band 1.  Winstead’s other practice areas listed by Chambers USA Guide in 2015 were banking and finance, energy, environment, insurance, and bankruptcy/restructuring in Texas, and banking and finance in North Carolina. 

Chambers USA Guide is published by Chambers and Partners, a premier guide to the legal profession.  Each year, Chambers conducts in-depth research and interviews with clients and attorneys throughout the United States to identify the top lawyers in various practice areas.  Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.  A 'Star' ranking is given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field.  Inclusion in Chambers USA is based completely on the research and peer interviews conducted and cannot be initiated by a firm or attorney.

The Winstead attorneys and their practice areas listed in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide to America (Chambers & Partners Publishing) publication are:

Mike Alessio - real estate
John Arnold - energy: state regulatory & litigation (electricity)
Albert Axe - environmental
Robert Bass - construction (star individual)
Cathryn Berryman - intellectual property; trademark & copyright
Jay Brown - insurance
Linda Burgess - insurance
Brent Clifton - tax
Keith Courtney - environmental
Andy Dow real - estate
Joe Epstein - bankruptcy/restructuring
Greg Erwin - real estate
Alex Gonzales - insurance; regulation
Mark Guthrie - construction
Tom Helfand - tax
Mike Hilliard - banking & finance
Mary Keller - insurance; insurance: regulation
Phil Lamberson - bankruptcy/restructuring
Richard Leucht - banking & finance
Jim Littlejohn - banking and finance
Ron Moss - energy: state regulatory & litigation (electricity)
John Nolan - real estate
Peter Nolan - insurance
Ed Peterson - real estate
Michelle Rieger - construction
Timothy Ryan - banking & finance (North Carolina)
Derek Seal - environmental
Melissa Ruman Stewart - banking & finance
Kevin Sullivan - real estate
Will Walker - banking & finance (North Carolina)
Stewart Whitehead - construction
Kirk Williams - real estate: zoning/land use

Chambers USA Guide conducts over 14,000 interviews across the country in which clients and participating attorneys are asked to rank law firms and individual attorneys in specific specialty areas. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients. Chambers selects their sources based on submissions put forward by legal practices, interviews during the course of research, as well as from their own database resources.

Winstead PC is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success. Winstead currently has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana and Washington, D.C.