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Winstead PC

  • Designation: Dallas
  • Head Count: 300
  • Gross Revenues: $187,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $625,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $865,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Winstead is a Dallas-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Winstead has 300 attorneys and is the 145th largest firm in the United States.  With $187,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 148th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in DC, LA, NC, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 148 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 145 5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 83 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Newsmakers: Week of April 13

: Texas Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Jeffrey E. Spiers, a Houston partner in Andrews Kurth, has been named the firm's executive director.

Newsmakers: Week of April 6

: Texas Lawyer : April 06, 2015

New shareholders in Winstead are Jason Bernhardt, Matt Foytlin and Sean Milligan, Houston; Sargon Daniel, Kara Grimes, Lloyd Lim and Jeff Tinker, Dallas; Adam Plumbley, Fort Worth; and Karl Seelbach, Austin.

Austin Shareholder Elected New Winstead CEO

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

David Dawson elected chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Winstead, succeeding Kevin Sullivan, who decided against seeking a second term.

Austin Shareholder Elected New Winstead CEO

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 25, 2015

David Dawson elected chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Winstead, succeeding Kevin Sullivan, who decided against seeking a second term.

New Partner Survey: Largest Firms in Texas Make 102 New Partners

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 20, 2015

The number of new partners in 2015 at 22 of the 25 firms with the most lawyers in Texas down by 7.3 percent compared with 2014.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Winstead Fights Legal Mal Suit Over $62 Million Loan

John Council : Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

The law firm will vigorously defend a lawsuit filed by former clients who allege it made "countless errors and misrepresentation" in a complicated loan workout and foreclosure.

Firm Finance: Gross Revenue, Net Income Up at Winstead

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Gross revenue improved by 11 percent and net income by 11.9 percent in 2014 at the Dallas-based Winstead.

Winstead Fights Legal Mal Suit Over $62 Million Loan

John Council : Texas Lawyer : February 23, 2015

The law firm will vigorously defend a lawsuit filed by former clients who allege it made "countless errors and misrepresentation" in a complicated loan workout and foreclosure.

Come to Texas, Y'all: Texas Lawyer's Lateral Moves Survey Shows Firm Growth in 2014

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 23, 2015

The 19 firms that participated in the Lateral Hiring Survey hired 6 percent more Texas laterals in 2014 than in 2013.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 23

: Texas Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Rachel A. de Cordova has joined Phelps Dunbar in Houston as a partner in the regional marine and energy practice groups.

Gross Revenue, Net Income Up at Winstead

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 23, 2015

Gross revenue improved by 11 percent and net income by 11.9 percent in 2014 at the Dallas-based Winstead.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 9

: Texas Lawyer : February 09, 2015

Ryan Roberts has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges as an associate in its Dallas office. Roberts is a member of the firm's tax, benefits and executive compensation department.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 2

: Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2015

Brandon Hedblom has joined Stibbs & Co. in Spring as an associate. His primary practice area is commercial litigation.

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 19

: Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2015

Christopher Porter, a trial lawyer, has been promoted to a partner in Yetter Coleman in Houston.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 5

: Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Jared Wood has joined Winstead as an associate in Fort Worth. He is in the firm's corporate and securities and mergers and acquisitions practice group.

Ex-Law Firm Leaders Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2014

A pair of ex-firm leaders head elsewhere; embattled Japanese air bag maker Takata hires a high-profile Simpson Thacher litigator to become in-house legal chief of its North American unit; a Skadden tax lawyer heads to the federal bench; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Dec. 15

: Texas Lawyer : December 15, 2014

Jonathan Judkowitz has joined Winston & Strawn as a partner in the firm's corporate transactions group in Houston.

Newsmakers: Week of Dec. 1

: Texas Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Saman "Yigal" Saghian, a transactional attorney, has joined Crain, Caton & James in Houston as an associate.

Minorities Making Slow Headway Into Big Law Hierarchy

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : December 01, 2014

While minorities make up 15.1 percent of the lawyers at the firms in the survey, they are 9.7 percent of the partners and only 8.2 percent of the equity partners. Those percentages are slightly higher than the statistics for the same firms for 2013 when the numbers were 14.3 percent, 9.5 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively.

Minorities Making Slow Headway Into Big Law Hierarchy

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : November 26, 2014

While minorities make up 15.1 percent of the lawyers at the firms in the survey, they are 9.7 percent of the partners and only 8.2 percent of the equity partners. Those percentages are slightly higher than the statistics for the same firms for 2013 when the numbers were 14.3 percent, 9.5 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively.

Policy Group Sues Winstead, Mike Baggett

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2014

The National Center For Policy Analysis alleges that Winstead and Mike Baggett represented its former CEO against sexual harassment allegations without telling them.

Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 24

: Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2014

Henry S. May Jr., an energy lawyer, has joined Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler in Houston as special counsel.

Policy Group Sues Winstead, Mike Baggett

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 19, 2014

The National Center For Policy Analysis alleges that Winstead and Mike Baggett represented its former CEO against sexual harassment allegations without telling them.

Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 3

: Texas Lawyer : November 03, 2014

Jacylyn "Jackie" Gardner Austein has joined Winstead in Austin as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group.