Winstead Ranks High in Chambers USA 2016 (Chambers & Partners Publishing)


Dallas, May 27, 2016 — Winstead's reputation for providing quality legal services to clients has once again been recognized in Chambers USA (Chambers & Partners Publishing). This year's annual Chambers USA Guide 2016 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 in 2016 were banking and finance, energy, environment, insurance, and bankruptcy/restructuring in Texas; and banking and finance, and real estate: finance in North Carolina. 

Chambers USA 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 Chambers USA Guide 2016 publication are: 

Mike Alessio - real estate
Albert Axe - environment
Robert Bass - construction (star individual)
Cathryn Berryman - intellectual property; trademark & copyright
Jay Brown -  insurance
Brent Clifton -  tax
Keith Courtney - environment
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
Phil Lamberson -  bankruptcy/restructuring
Jeff Lee -  real estate: finance (North Carolina)
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
Derek Seal -  environment
Melissa Ruman Stewart - banking & finance
Kevin Sullivan - real estate
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.

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