Winstead's Attorneys Rank High in Chambers USA: 26 Attorneys and Six Practice Areas Ranked for 2012


Dallas, June 11, 2012 — Winstead's reputation for providing quality legal services to clients in banking and finance, real estate, construction, environmental, insurance, and tax has once again been recognized in Chambers USA. This year's annual publication ranked Winstead's real estate and construction practice groups in band 1 for Texas law firms, and Winstead's banking and finance, environment, insurance, and tax practice groups were ranked in bands 2-4.

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 2012 Chambers USA edition features 26 Winstead attorneys from 11 different practice areas, ranked among the top attorneys of their field in Texas.

Winstead Shareholder Ron Moss was ranked in Band 1 for energy: state regulatory and litigation (electricity), and shareholder Robert Bass received a 'Star' ranking for Construction.

Other Winstead shareholders who once again ranked high in Chambers USA this year in Texas included:

Mike Alessio  - real estate
John Arnold - energy: state regulatory and litigation (electricity)
Al Axe - environment
Cathryn Berryman - intellectual property: trademark and copyright
Jay Brown - insurance
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 and finance
Mary Keller - Insurance; Insurance: regulation
Jim Littlejohn - banking and finance
John Nolan - real estate
Peter Nolan - insurance
Ed Peterson - real estate
Rebecca Rentz - environment
Michelle Rieger - construction
Kevin Sullivan - real estate
Stewart Whitehead - construction
Emeline Yang - banking and finance

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.

Winstead 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 has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit

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