70 Winstead Attorneys Ranked as 2019 Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.)


DALLAS - Aug. 16, 2018 — 70 lawyers from Winstead PC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Because Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.3 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.  Best Lawyers listings are published in almost 70 countries and cover attorneys from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The 70 Winstead attorneys recognized as The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 are:


  • Alexander R. Allemann – Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
  • Albert R. Axe, Jr. – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Environmental Law
  • Robert C. Bass, Jr. – Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
  • Linda J. Burgess – Insurance Law
  • Robert D. Burton – Real Estate Law
  • Ron H. Moss – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law
  • Peter A. Nolan – Arbitration
  • Derek L. Seal – Environmental Law
  • Stewart Whitehead – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction


  • Brian S. Short – Real Estate Law


  • Mike F. Alessio – Real Estate Law
  • Arthur J. Anderson –Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Tracey Scoggin Bailey – Real Estate Law
  • John F. Bergner – Trusts and Estates
  • Cathryn Berryman – Trademark Law
  • Daniel H. Branch – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • James David Brown – Commercial Litigation, Mediation
  • R. Brent Clifton – Tax Law
  • Greta E. Cowart – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • T. Andrew Dow – Real Estate Law
  • Nancy W. Furney – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Stanley G. Harvey – Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law
  • Thomas R. Helfand – Tax Law
  • Andrea H. Hight – Construction Law
  • Ladd Hirsch – Commercial Litigation
  • Joe Hyde -- Banking and Finance Law
  • Mark G. Johnson – International Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Jeanne Katz – Real Estate Law
  • Jennifer D. Knapek – Banking and Finance Law
  • Barry R. Knight – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • J. Kenneth Kopf – Real Estate Law
  • Phillip L. Lamberson – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Richard C. Leucht II – Banking and Finance Law
  • Jeffery W. Matthews – Real Estate Law
  • Stanley R. Moore – Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • John M. Nolan – Real Estate Law
  • Lori Thayer Oliphant – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Michael K. O'Neal – Financial Services Regulation Law, Banking and Finance Law
  • Rakhee Patel – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Edward A. Peterson – Real Estate Law
  • Michelle I. Rieger – Litigation - Construction, Construction Law
  • Melissa Ruman Stewart – Banking and Finance Law
  • John C. Rutherford – Real Estate Law
  • Kevin A. Sullivan –Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Daniel F. Susie – Banking and Finance Law
  • J. Richard White – Real Estate Law
  • Joe Wielebinski – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Kirk R. Williams – Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation– Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law
  • Emeline Yang – Banking and Finance Law
  • Gregory A. Zimmerman – Real Estate Law

Fort Worth

  • Noelle L. Garsek – Real Estate Law
  • David F. Johnson – Insurance Law


  • Nelson R. Block – Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Hilary C. Borow – Insurance Law
  • Jay W. Brown – Insurance Law
  • George Craft, Jr. – Real Estate Law
  • James W. Doyle – Banking and Finance Law
  • Greg Erwin – Real Estate Law
  • Mark C. Guthrie – Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Michael W. Hilliard – Banking and Finance Law
  • Stephanie Loomis-Price – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Vincent L. Marino – Real Estate Law
  • Barry E. Putterman – Real Estate Law
  • Robert C. Shaddox – Patent Law
  • Douglas E. Stewart – Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Frederick J. Tuthill – Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law

The Woodlands

  • Cheryl Cain Crabbe – Trusts and Estates
  • R. Clyde Parker, Jr. – Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law

Winstead PC is a national business law firm with more than 325 attorneys. The firm provides a full range of business legal services to some of the most recognized and respected companies across the country and throughout the world. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and The Woodlands, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina.



Michael A. Webb

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