American Lawyer Newswire – Winstead home to 21 Texas Rising Stars

Dallas March 23, 2009 — The Law Newswire Service – 21 dynamic attorneys from Winstead PC were recognized as Texas Rising Stars and will be featured in the April 2009 Texas Monthly magazine.

Nominated by members of the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, the Texas Rising Star honor is reserved for the top Texas attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice fewer than 10 years. Only 2.5 percent of eligible Texas attorneys receive this honor each year.

The following are the Winstead attorneys, by office location and area of practice, who earned a spot among the 2009 Texas Rising Stars:

Alexander R. Allemann – Corporate/Securities
Corby Brooks – Tax
Melissa Prentice Lorber – Appellate
Alexander S. Valdes – Business Litigation

Eli O. Columbus – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Lorin Williams Combs – Real Estate
Noelle L. Garsek – Real Estate
Laurie Jardine Morgan – Business Litigation
Richard C. Leucht II – Banking
Rebecca R. Massiatte – Immigration
Jeffrey W. Matthews – Real Estate
Frasher J. Murphy – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Erica D. Thomas – Banking
Sean C. Urich – Employment & Labor
William R. Weinberg – Real Estate

Fort Worth
Justin A. Hoover – Business/Corporate
David Fowler Johnson – Appellate
Koy R. Killen – Business Litigation
Joseph P. Regan – Business Litigation

Tom Van Arsdel – Business Litigation
Frank S. Wu – Mergers & Acquisitions

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; and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit
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