Winstead’s Kevin Sullivan, Mike Baggett and Mike O’Neal Named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Lawyers of the Year


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Winstead’s Kevin Sullivan, Mike Baggett and Mike O’Neal Named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Lawyers of the Year

Dallas, TX -- Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named three Dallas Winstead attorneys as "Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year" for 2012 in their respective practice areas. Best Lawyers designates "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

The Winstead attorneys named Lawyers of the Year for 2012 in Dallas are:

• Kevin A. Sullivan - 2012 Dallas Real Estate Law
• Michael K. O'Neal - 2012 Dallas Financial Services Regulation Law
• W. Mike Baggett - 2012 Dallas Litigation - Real Estate

The lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in Best Lawyer surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers and lists 64 Winstead attorneys.

Because Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Winstead attorneys have demonstrated a strong showing in Best Lawyers throughout the years, with 64 attorneys listed as Best Lawyers for 2012 and a Winstead Shareholder, Jim Littlejohn, named Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year in 2011 for Banking and Finance Law in Dallas.

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. From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead delivers practical knowledge and responsive service. And it's all backed by a "get-it-done" attitude. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit