Winstead Launches New Blog for Texas Employers - “The Nonsubscriber Defender”


Dallas, TX, Mar. 22, 2013 — Winstead has launched a new blog targeting nonsubscribing employers in Texas: the Nonsubscriber Defender ( The Nonsubscriber Defender serves as a professional hub of information for in-house counsel, claims adjusters, account managers, and administrators regarding legal news, updates, and strategies relevant to nonsubscribing employers in Texas.

Lead writers for the blog are Winstead attorneys Trek Doyle and Karl Seelbach. With several years of experience in nonsubscriber defense claims and litigation, they understand the challenges of balancing employee care with the management of costs and risks. Their clients range from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses.

Matching its label as “The Lone Star State,” Texas is unique among other states in allowing employers to reject workers’ compensation insurance coverage and become a voluntary nonsubscriber. With a reputable team of litigators and attorneys familiar with Texas nonsubscriber laws, Winstead has been a founding leader in advising clients of the nonsubscription option, guiding them in the decision to become a nonsubscriber, drafting and implementing ERISA plans for nonsubscriber benefits and defending nonsubscriber litigation, both in arbitration and in trial courts.

Winstead 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. For detailed information about Winstead, visit

Shannon Tipton, 214/745-5308