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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 Sechrest & Minick is a Dallas-based law firm. Winstead Sechrest ranked 165th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of law firms based on revenue with $144,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. With 265 attorneys, the firm placed 160th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Winston Sechrest is a business law firm that represents clients in a number of industries. The firm's industry teams include construction, energy, healthcare, and sports and public venues. Its practice areas include corporate, securities, and taxation; government relations; labor and employment; and litigation and dispute resolution. The firm has several office locations in Texas including Austin, Ft. Worth, Houston, and The Woodlands, and offices in Washington, D.C. and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 July 14

: Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2014

Robert A. Jacobson, a tax attorney, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston as a partner.

Uncertainty Surrounds Legal Process for Unaccompanied Minors Coming to Dallas County

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Bill Holston refrains from making predictions about the legal help for the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the United States-Mexico border. "Nobody knows how this is going to work," said Holston, the executive director of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, (HRI) a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides representation to asylum seekers.

Correction

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Week of June 30

: Texas Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Cassie Stinson has been named a shareholder in BoyarMiller in Houston.

Winstead Names New Managing Shareholder for San Antonio Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 23, 2014

Stephen Seidel said he was anxious to return to the practice of law and wanted a firm where he can work on large transactions.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Winstead Names New Managing Shareholder for San Antonio Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2014

Stephen Seidel said he was anxious to return to the practice of law and wanted a firm where he can work on large transactions.

Week of June 16

: Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2014

Claire E.B. Garza has joined Kelley Kronenberg as an associate in Houston. She handles matters involving admiralty and maritime law.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

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

Judge Awards Treble Damages, Fees in Baseball Litigation

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2014

Gerald Haddock, president of The Haddock Foundation, majority owner of the TCBL, said he plans to use proceeds of the litigation to support the league and promote baseball in Texas through youth baseball camps.

What Texas Firms Worked on the Big Deals in 2013?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

Spurred by strength in energy deals and financings, seven Texas firms made the charts in "Corporate Scorecard 2014," The American Lawyer's rankings of the nation's top dealmakers in 2013.

Week of June 2

: Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Mary Goodrich Nix and Jeffrey D. Dunn have been promoted to equity shareholders in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Week of May 19

: Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

Akash Sethi has become the first managing partner of McGuireWoods' newest office in Dallas. He is a private equity attorney. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Week of May 12

: Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2014

Jean C. Frizzell, a partner in Reynolds Frizzell Black Doyle Allen & Oldham in Houston, has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Week of May 5

: Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2014

Lorin M. Subar has joined The Willis Law Group in Dallas as senior counsel in the commercial litigation practice. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Firm Finance Report: Firm-by-Firm Analysis

: Texas Lawyer : January 25, 2014

How To Protect Against iPhone 5s Security Flaws

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 14, 2014

Apple's Touch ID is the first problem, and its lock-screen mode the second.

Week of April 14

: Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2014

David Starr has been named vice president and general counsel of The LaSalle Group Inc. in Irving. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

IRS Updates Retirement Plan Rules for Same-Sex Couples

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service has announced a deadline to amend retirement plans for same-sex benefits to reflect 'Windsor.'

Newsmakers: Week of April 7

: Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Michael Beckelman has been named deputy regional managing partner of the Houston office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Construction Company Hc Beck Ltd.'s GC Guides Business Through Recession, Recovery

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

A few of the company's recent projects include serving as general contractor for additions at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, the University of Texas Naveen Jindal School of Management in Richardson and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

Ford & Harrison Goes Global in a Busy Year

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 26, 2014

Ford & Harrison raised its international profile by joining a global alliance of labor and employment firms, Ius Laboris, while adding a U.S. office in Florida and an affiliate in Philadelphia amid continued price-sensitivity by clients.

SXSW Tips for 2015: What Lawyers Should Know Before They Make the Trip

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

As tons of music, film and technology enthusiasts crowd Austin for the 2014 SXSW Festival, Texas Lawyer asked attorneys-attendees of the March 7-16 extravaganza for tips about how lawyers can get the most professionally from SXSW.

SXSW: More Than Free Booze and Debauchery

: Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2014

As tons of music, film and technology enthusiasts crowd Austin for the 2014 SXSW Festival, Texas Lawyer asked attorneys-attendees of the March 7-16 extravaganza for tips about how lawyers can get the most professionally from SXSW.

Risky Business: Lateral Moves Down for 2013, Firms Slow Hiring, Lawyers Move With Caution

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Eighteen of the state's 25 largest firms participated in Texas Lawyer's Lateral Hiring Survey and reported hiring 14.1 percent fewer lateral attorneys—249 versus 290—than they had in 2012.

Advice From Recent Laterals on Making the Big Move

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Five attorneys who lateralled to one of Texas' largest firms during 2013, share their answers to the question, "What advice would you give to other lawyers, particularly partners, who are contemplating a lateral move?"

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Robert C. Wendland has been hired as general counsel of the Dallas County Community College District. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Inadmissible: Don't (P)isrespect the Alamo

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Why is urinating on the Alamo such a big deal from a legal perspective? Chapter 28 of the Texas Penal Code makes it a state jail felony to deface a public monument or place of human burial.

Week of Feb. 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Catherine H. Goodman and Cynthia L. Hill have become equity partners in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Week of Feb. 3

: Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Karen Gren Scholer, a former judge of the 95th District Court in Dallas, has joined Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada & Mockler as a name partner. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Tex Parte: Daniel Stewart leaves V&E to build bankruptcy practice at Patton Boggs

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 30, 2014