Chambers USA Ranks 27 Winstead Attorneys, Five Practices in 2019 Survey (Chambers & Partners Publishing)


DALLAS, May 15, 2019, — Chambers and Partners has again acknowledged Winstead PC for its reputation for delivering high level, client-focused legal services. The 2019 Chambers USA Guide recognized 27 Winstead attorneys in 13 practice areas, of which five practices were included in bands 1- 4. The real estate and construction practices were ranked in band 1, while the insurance, environmental, banking and finance practices ranked in bands 2, 3 and 4, respectively.

“It is flattering when clients and peers hold our attorneys and practices with such high regard,” said Winstead CEO David Dawson. “The truly rewarding element is the validation of Winstead’s tradition of client-focused service, which drives us to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

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 attorneys in various practice areas. Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. 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 2019 publication are:

Mike Hilliard                            Banking & Finance

Richard Leucht                       Banking & Finance

Melissa Ruman Stewart         Banking & Finance

Daniel Susie                            Banking & Finance

Phil Lamberson                       Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Rahkee Patel                          Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Joe Wielebinski                       Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Robert Bass, Jr.                      Construction

Michelle Rieger                       Construction   

Stewart Whitehead                 Construction   

Ron Moss                                Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (electricity)

Albert Axe                               Environment

Keith Courtney                        Environment

Lisa Dyar                                 Environment              

Derek Seal                              Environment

Rachel Giani                           Insurance: Regulation

Cathryn Berryman                  Intellectual Property; Trademark & Copyright

Mike Alessio                            Real Estate

Andy Dow                               Real Estate

Greg Erwin                              Real Estate                

John Nolan                              Real Estate

Ed Peterson                            Real Estate

Kevin Sullivan                         Real Estate                

Tommy Mann                         Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Kirk Williams                           Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Brent Clifton                            Tax                             

Tom Helfand                           Tax


Chambers USA Guide conducts more than 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.

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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