Winstead Names Tom Van Arsdel Houston Managing Shareholder


Houston, TX, Mar. 24, 2016 — Winstead PC has named Tom Van Arsdel the firm’s new managing shareholder of the Houston Office.  Van Arsdel is a member of Winstead’s Business Litigation Practice Group, representing clients in a full range of industries, including banking, energy, land development, manufacturing, equity investment, and sports and entertainment.  He has been with Winstead since he graduated from law school in 1998.

“I am looking forward to leading our team in Houston,” said Van Arsdel.  “Winstead has enjoyed great success in the Houston market and we are proud to represent the clients who make this region a dynamic and thriving market.”

Winstead currently operates two offices in the Houston region with over 80 attorneys and 150 total personnel.  In his role as Houston managing shareholder, Van Arsdel will lead efforts focused on growth and expansion while continuing his law practice.  Van Arsdel’s legal experience covers all phases of complex business litigation, including first-chair trial experience. He has tried many cases to jury verdicts in both the state and federal courts, and has argued appeals before the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the state courts of appeals.

Van Arsdel succeeds shareholder Greg Erwin, a real estate attorney who previously served as managing shareholder of the Houston office.  “It’s been my pleasure and honor to have served as Winstead’s managing shareholder,” said Erwin.  “The Houston office is a ‘Best Place’ to work, with a tremendous and talented group of lawyers and staff, and great new leadership.”

A member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association, Van Arsdel is a published writer and presenter.  He has been listed as a Texas Rising Star and a Lawyer on the Fast Track.  He received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center where he was the articles editor for the Houston Journal of International Law.

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; and Charlotte, North Carolina. For detailed information about Winstead, visit

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