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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: 6

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 $204,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 142nd on The American Lawyer's 2015 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

Newsmakers: Week of August 24

: Texas Lawyer : August 21, 2015

William Powers Jr., former University of Texas at Austin president and a former dean of the University of Texas School of Law, has joined the Austin office of Jackson Walker as of counsel.

It's Not Just Ashley Madison: 5 Other Embarrassing Company Hacks

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : August 21, 2015

Ashley Madison may have people from government agents to Josh Duggar sweating, but these five cybersecurity hacks have already paved the way for potential embarrassment.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug 3

: Texas Lawyer : July 31, 2015

Bruce Pinegar has joined The Woodlands office of Winstead as an associate in the firm's wealth preservation practice group.

Courthouse Calamity: Austin Lawyers Form PAC to Push for New Courthouse [SLIDESHOW]

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : July 16, 2015

To convince voters of the great need for a new courthouse, a handful of Austin lawyers launched a political action committee, which has attracted funding from some of the state's biggest law firms.

Newsmakers: Week of July 13

: Texas Lawyer : July 10, 2015

Robert W. "Bob" Dockery has joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in the firm's Dallas office.

Newsmakers: Week of June 29

: Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Ricky A. Raven has joined Reed Smith as a partner in the firm's U.S. commercial litigation group in Houston.

Facebook Lobbyists Win to Tax Fight at Legislature

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 23, 2015

A new Texas law extends tax exemptions for "mega-large" data centers, including one that the Menlo Park, California-based company plans to open in Texas.

Newsmakers: Week of June 15

: Texas Lawyer : June 15, 2015

David Woodcock will join the Dallas office of Jones Day as a partner in the firm's securities litigation and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement practice at the end of June.

Six Texas Firms Make Am Law 200

: Texas Lawyer : June 08, 2015

A total of 12 Texas firms are on the Am Law 100 or Am Law 200 lists of the nation's highest-grossing firms.

Texas Firms Make Am Law Second Hundred

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 29, 2015

A total of 12 Texas firms are on the Am Law 100 or Am Law 200 lists of the nation's highest-grossing firms.

Gross Revenue, Net Income Up at Winstead

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The key to Winstead's strong results? Location, location, location.

The 2015 Am Law 200: Our Exclusive Report

: The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

While they didn't match the growth of The Am Law 100, Second Hundred firms—those ranked 101 to 200 on The American Lawyer's list of the nation's top grossing firms—chalked up gains in a tough environment in 2014. Overall, gross revenue was up 2.1 percent, revenue per lawyer climbed by 3.25 percent, and profits per equity partner improved 5 percent.

Good Decisions Key to 30 Successful Years at Munsch Hardt

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 19, 2015

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr has grown from six to 118 lawyers since founded 30 years ago.

Newsmakers: Week of May 18

: Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

David Newland has joined Winstead as an associate in Dallas. He handles various corporate transactional matters.

Numbers Flat at Top 25 Firms in Summer Associate Survey

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

Large Texas firms hired 533 summer associates in Texas in 2015, up four from 2014.

Newsmakers: Week of May 11

: Texas Lawyer : May 11, 2015

Eric Policastro has joined Deans & Lyons in Dallas as an associate. His practice focuses on litigation.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Litigator of the Week: Don't Ignore the Signs of Jury Fatigue

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 01, 2015

Defense lawyers didn't ignore the signs when jurors showed they were getting tired of a trial.

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.