Winstead's Attorneys Rank High in Chambers USA: 21 Attorneys and Nine Practice Areas Ranked Nationally for 2010

Jun 18, 2010, 13:14 ET from Winstead PC

DALLAS, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winstead's reputation for providing quality legal services to clients in banking, real estate, financial, environmental, construction, tax and insurance has once again been recognized nationally in Chambers USA.   This year's annual publication ranked Winstead's Real Estate practice in band 1 for national law firms, and Winstead's Banking and Finance, Construction, Environment, Insurance, and Intellectual Property (IP) practice groups were ranked in the top three bands.  

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 2010 Chambers USA edition features 21 Winstead attorneys from nine different practice areas ranked among the top attorneys of their field in the United States. Winstead Shareholder and Co-chair of Winstead's Real Estate Development and Investments practice, Greg Erwin, was ranked in Band 1 for Real Estate, and Austin Shareholder Robert Bass received a 'Star' ranking for Construction.  

Other Winstead shareholders who once again ranked high in Chambers USA this year included:  Chair of Winstead's Business and Transactions Department Edward Peterson, and Dallas Shareholders Michael Alessio, T. Andrew Dow, and Lorin Williams Combs; Dallas Shareholders Michael Hilliard and James Littlejohn in Banking & Finance; Austin Shareholders Albert Axe and Keith Courtney, and The Woodlands Shareholder Daniel Vineyard in Environment; Austin Shareholder Mary Keller in Insurance; Dallas Shareholder Thomas Helfand in Tax; and Dallas Shareholder Michelle Rieger in Construction.  

Winstead attorneys newly ranked this year for their excellent work included: Houston Shareholder Joe Epstein in Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Austin Shareholders Alex Gonzales and Peter Nolan in Insurance; Austin Shareholder Craig Enoch in Litigation/Appellate; Dallas Shareholder Cathryn Berryman in Intellectual Property; Austin Shareholder and Chair of Winstead's Construction practice Stewart Whitehead and Houston Shareholder Mark Guthrie in Construction.

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 and 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.  From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead delivers practical knowledge and responsive service.  And it's all backed by a get-it-done attitude.  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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