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DALLAS, Nov. 30 2004 – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney news — Winstea…

DALLAS, Nov. 30 2004 – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney news — Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. announced today that 26 attorneys from the firm recently were selected by their colleagues and industry peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
2005-2006(R) (Copyright 2004 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

The 2005-2006 edition will be released on December 1, 2004, and is the
eleventh edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since its inception in 1983,
Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal
excellence in the United States. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-
review survey in which 16,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast
more than a half million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in
their specialties. As lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be
listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

“This prestigious recognition serves as a testament to the talent of
Winstead’s attorneys, their commitment to their profession, and most
importantly, their drive to deliver quality counsel and optimum results for
our clients,” said W. Mike Baggett, Chairman and CEO of Winstead, and one of
the attorneys listed.

Published biennially since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely
regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the
United States. According to Corporate Counsel magazine, Best Lawyers is “the
most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The 26 Winstead attorneys recognized in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best
Lawyers in America include:

Austin
— Darrell R. Windham – Corporate, M&A, and Securities Law

Dallas
— W. Mike Baggett – Business Litigation
— John F. Bergner – Trusts and Estates
— Dan Dargene – Labor and Employment Law
— Ira D. Einsohn – Financial Institutions and Transactions Law
— R. Michael Farquhar – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
— Michael W. Hilliard – Financial Institutions and Transactions Law
— James R. Littlejohn – Financial Institutions and Transactions Law
— Jay J. Madrid – Business Litigation and Alternative Dispute
Resolution
— John M. Nolan – Real Estate Law
— Edward A. Peterson – Real Estate Law
— Kevin A. Sullivan – Real Estate Law
— J. Richard White – Real Estate Law
— Kirk R. Williams – Real Estate Law
— Valinda Barrett Wolfert – Financial Institutions and Transactions
Law
— Robert E. Wood – Financial Institutions and Transactions Law

Fort Worth
— Michael A. McConnell – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Houston
— Nelson R. Block – Real Estate Law, Corporate, Financial Institutions
and Transactions Law
— Denis Clive Braham – Real Estate Law
— Melvin A. Dow – Real Estate Law
— Paul M. Easterwood – Real Estate Law
— K. Gregory Erwin – Real Estate Law
— J. Robert Fisher – Real Estate Law
— Abraham P. Friedman – Real Estate Law
— Vincent L. Marino – Real Estate Law
— Barry E. Putterman – Real Estate Law

For more than 20 years, ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ has served as the
leading lawyer referral guide to approximately 4,000 of the leading law firms
in the United States and abroad, and more than 1,000 of the world’s largest
corporations. Compiled by Woodward/White, Inc., a professional research
company, Best Lawyers is continually used to locate counsel in unfamiliar
jurisdictions for major legal matters.

Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. is among the largest business law firms in
Texas with more than 320 attorneys and 30 practice areas. Winstead has
offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The
Woodlands, Texas, Washington D.C., and Mexico City. For detailed information
about the firm, visit winstead.com.

Web Site: http://www.winstead.com

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