Chambers USA Ranks 26 Winstead Attorneys, 10 Practices in 2020 Directory


Chambers USA has recognized 26 Winstead attorneys and 10 practices in the 2020 edition of the legal directory published by Chambers and Partners. 

Each year, Chambers conducts thousands of in-depth research and interviews with clients and attorneys throughout the United States to identify the top attorneys in various practice 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. 

The following Winstead practices were ranked in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA:


Real Estate Band 1
Real Estate: Zoning and Land Use Band 1
Construction Band 1
Environmental Band 2
Insurance Band 3
Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) Band 3
Tax Band 4
Banking & Finance Band 4
Bankruptcy/Restructuring Band 4


Austin, Texas

Corporate M&A Band 2


The following Winstead attorneys and their practices are listed in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA:

Mike Hilliard Banking and Finance
Richard Leucht  Banking and Finance
Melissa Ruman Stewart Banking and Finance
Phil Lamberson Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Rakhee V. Patel Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Joe Wielebinski Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Robert Bass, Jr. Construction
Andrea Alford Hight Construction
Michelle Rieger Construction
Stewart Whitehead Construction
Alex Allemann Corporate/M&A
Ron Moss Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Rachel Giani Insurance: Regulation
Cathryn Berryman Intellectual Property; Trademark & Copyright
Toby M. Galloway Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Mike Alessio Real Estate
Bob Burton 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


About Winstead

Winstead is a national business law firm with more than 300 attorneys who serve as trusted advisors to emerging, mid-market and large companies, both public and private. The Winstead team provides a range of core legal services that are critical to our clients achieving their business goals. Winstead’s business transactions and litigation practices serve key industries including aviation, financial services, healthcare, investment management/private equity, life sciences, real estate and sports business.

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