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Winstead PC

  • Designation: Dallas
  • Head Count: 312
  • Gross Revenues: $204,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $655,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $960,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Winstead is a Dallas-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Winstead has 312 attorneys and is the 140th largest firm in the United States.  With $212,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 137th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 200 142 6 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

Chesapeake, Total E&P Reach $52.5M Settlement With Royalty Owners

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 24, 2016

Chesapeake Energy and Total E&P USA recently reached a global settlement under which they will pay out a combined total of $52.5 million to more than 13,000 clients of two Texas-based law firms who claimed they were shortchanged related to their natural gas royalties.

Which Dallas Firm Topped Texas' Diversity Ranking?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Dallas-based Haynes and Boone is the Texas firm with the highest ranking on The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard 2016.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Seven Big Texas Firms on The Second Hundred

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 20, 2016

Seven Texas firms were among the second hundred highest-grossing firms in 2015 and appear on The American Lawyer's The Second Hundred.

Newsmakers: Week of May 16

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : May 19, 2016

Sean M. Whyte has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas as a partner. Whyte has a multifaceted litigation practice that involves complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions and products liability.

Dallas-based Hermes Law Promotes Gino Rossini to Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : May 06, 2016

Gino J. Rossini has been promoted to partner in Dallas-based Hermes Law. Rossini's practice is devoted to handling post-trial and appellate matters in state and federal court as well as providing related support at all stages of litigation.

Alexander Dubose Firm Acquires Appellate Attorney in Houston Office; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : May 02, 2016

Richard O. Faulk, an appellate attorney, has joined Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend as a partner in the firm's Houston office. Faulk, who focuses on complex toxic tort and environmental litigation, will split his time between Houston and Washington, D.C.

Texas Big Law Scales Back Donations to Attorney General Ken Paxton

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 29, 2016

Since his own legal troubles began last summer, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has not received the love –specifically, in the form of cash contributions to his officeholder's account--from big Texas law firms that his predecessor netted.

Gardere Wynne Sewell Adds Environmental Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Mary Alice Robins : Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2016

Laura Whiting has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell as an environmental partner in the firm's Dallas office. She will assist clients with all aspects of compliance and permitting for heavily regulated industry and real estate development.

Moving In and Moving Up at Winstead

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : April 20, 2016

Winstead has hired a number of attorneys in recent months and promoted several others.

Texas Lawyer's Firm Financial Coverage

: Texas Lawyer : April 12, 2016

Reports for Texas Lawyer's annual firm finance coverage are coming in. Check back often to this page for the latest insights on firm revenue, net income and other metrics. Included below Texas Lawyer's articles is a link to The American Lawyer's growing list of financial reports.

At Winstead, Gross Revenue, Net Income Improve in 2015

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 07, 2016

Gross revenue for Dallas-based Winstead improves by 3.9 percent in 2015 and sets a record for firm.

Houston Locke Lord Partner Named Chairman of Firm's Banking and Real Estate Department; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Douglas A. Yeager, a Houston partner in Locke Lord, has been named chairman of the firm's Finance, Banking and Real Estate Department.

Spoliation Allegations in Race-Discrimination Lawsuit

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 28, 2016

In a race-discrimination employment lawsuit in Dallas federal court, corporate defendants filed a motion for sanctions against the plaintiff, a certified nursing assistant. The defendants' motion alleges the plaintiff's side engaged in spoliation of evidence and specifically that the plaintiff's lawyer failed to produce relevant email correspondence.

Litigator Takes Job Managing Winstead's Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 25, 2016

New managing shareholder Tom Van Arsdel joined the firm right out of law school in 1998.

Windy City Welcomes Two Midsize Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 07, 2016

K&L Gates and Sidley Austin disgorge partners to new Chicago offices for other firms; a bevy of moves at legal giants Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright; Schulte Roth bolts on a broker-dealer group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Lawyers and Firms are More Conservative, Study Finds

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : February 25, 2016

As the primary election approaches, it's interesting to note that American lawyers tend to be more liberal than the public, but Texas lawyers skew conservative. Some of the most conservative big firms are in Texas.

Michelle Rosenblatt Joins Armbrust & Brown; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : February 22, 2016

Michelle Rosenblatt has joined Armbrust & Brown in Austin as senior counsel; Mark C. Howland and Samuel E. Joyner have joined Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas as partners; and more.

K&L Gates Adds Down Under After Moscow Closure, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2016

After closing its Moscow office, K&L Gates doubles down in Australia; Greenberg Traurig grabs a Goodwin Procter securities litigator; high-powered lawyers leave Vinson & Elkins and Morgan Lewis in Houston; and other key additions from around The Am Law 200.

Trevor Wommack Joins Vinson & Elkins Houston Office as Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : February 12, 2016

Trevor Wommack has joined the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm's finance practice group. He focuses his practice on syndicated lending in the energy sector.

Holland & Knight Grows Again With New Charlotte Office

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2016

A month after it lured away a group from Dickstein Shapiro in Connecticut, Holland & Knight is opening in North Carolina's commercial hub with three banking and finance partners from Bryan Cave and Winstead.

Joe Jamail Not 'The King of Torts', Writes Shareholder, Winstead PC

: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2016

Your Jan. 4 article incorrectly described lawyer and philanthropist Joe Jamail as "The King of Torts." Joe's former law partner, Judge George Cire, made the definitive statement on this topic in 1977 when I clerked for the judge.

Brant Stogner Named Partner in Houston-Based Abraham, Watkins; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2016

Brant J. Stogner, a trial lawyer, has been named a partner in Houston-based Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.

Thompson Coe Will Open New Orleans Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 18, 2015

Dallas-based Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons will open an office in New Orleans on Jan. 1, 2016 with laterals from Burleson LLP, which is closing on Dec. 31.

Winstead Represents New Majority Owner of Houston Dynamo

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 17, 2015

Winstead, along with California firm Ervin Cohen & Jessup, represented a group led by Gabriel Brener in its purchase of a majority interest in the MLS team in Houston.

Rate of Kids Coming Into Foster Care Rising--But Is It Too Much?

Margie Menzel, News Service of Florida : : November 30, 2015

More children are coming into Florida's foster-care system after a sweeping child-welfare reform law went into effect 19 months ago, but officials say the state is trying to focus on what's best for kids in difficult situations.