The Best Lawyers in America
Seventy-Four Winstead attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers in America through a peer review survey of top attorneys in the country. Winstead received top tier rankings in the following areas: alternative dispute resolution, banking and finance law, construction law, international arbitration, land use and zoning law, real estate law, securitization and structured finance law, and trust and estates law.
Texas Monthly: Texas Super Lawyers
Forty-nine of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers magazine. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state.
Texas Monthly: Rising Stars
Thirty-one Winstead attorneys were named “Rising Stars.” Only 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys receive this honor every year.
Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers
The 2012 Chambers USA edition featured twenty-six Winstead attorneys from six different practice areas ranked among the top attorneys of their field in the United States.
D Magazine: Best Lawyers in Dallas
The April 2012 issue of D Magazine honored twelve Winstead attorneys as the “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” recognized for their exceptional work within the legal and business industries.
Lawyers World: Global Leading Firms Top Tier Rankings
Winstead was designated as a “Top Tier” firm by Lawyers World magazine.
Winstead Number One in Lateral Hires for Second Year in a Row
Forty-eight lateral attorneys were hired in 2011. In addition, Winstead was reported with the highest number of lateral hires in 2010 among “Big Texas” law firms (21 hires) in a survey conducted by Texas Lawyer newspaper.
M&A Deal Named a Finalist for Deal of the Year Award
Winstead's Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group was recognized as a finalists for “Deal of the Year” in the Growth Capital Financing category named by The M&A Advisor. The M&A Advisor recognizes the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals.
Five Attorneys Named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Lawyers of the Year
Arthur J. Anderson (Land Use & Zoning Law), W. Mike Baggett (Real Estate Litigation), Robert C. Bass, Jr. (Construction Litigation), J. Rowland Cook (Corporate) and R. Clyde Parker, Jr. (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law) were recognized as “2013 Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers.
Winstead Expands Energy, Environmental and Commercial Litigation Groups
Richard (Rick) M. Simses, Paul M. Lavelle, Charles Miers and Jon Vicklund, join Winstead’s Energy, Environmental and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups.
Winstead Opens New Orleans Office
Led by Paul M. Lavelle, Winstead recently opened an office in New Orleans.
Austin Office Wins Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association Award
Winstead was selected as the winner of the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association’s award for the category of “Firm/Organization” based on the firm’s women-friendly initiatives.
Fort Worth Attorneys named Top Attorneys of Tarrant County
All thirteen of Winstead’s Fort Worth shareholders and associates were listed as top attorneys in the annual “Top Attorneys” listing in Fort Worth, Texas magazine.
Thomson Reuters LPC Legal League Tables
Winstead is ranked 22nd among U.S. law firms in Thomson Reuters LPC’s “2011 Legal League Tables” for representation of Lead Arrangers in syndicated lending transactions. Firms are ranked both by volume and number of deals.
Houston’s Top Lawyers
Twelve Winstead attorneys were selected as Houston’s “Top Lawyers” by H Texas magazine. The annual listing recognizes attorneys in the Houston area for their outstanding performance and professional reputation in the legal industry.
American Lawyer: Diversity Scorecard
Winstead received recognition for the success of its diversity program in the annual “Diversity Scorecard,” a survey that looks at the proportionate number of minority attorneys working in the top 200 law firms in the United States. Winstead’s percentage of minority lawyers rose from 11.4 percent to 13.4 percent, making it one of the biggest improvements among law firms rated by American Lawyer.
Winstead Continues to be a Leader in Law Firm Diversity
The Dallas Diversity Task Force recently released its 2010 Law Firm Diversity Report which presents a snapshot of demographics at the 20 largest law firms in Dallas. Winstead ranked number 7 and was recognized for improving its composite score by almost 10 points. The report also includes a checklist score that is based on diversity efforts that a firm undertook during the survey period.
Winstead Earns A-Rating from Houston Multi-Bar Diversity Committee
Winstead received an A rating in the 2010 Houston Law Firm Diversity Report Card, published by the Houston Multi-Bar Diversity Committee. The report grades the top 25 law firms in Houston based on their percentages of minority partners, minority associates and minority summer associates.