Four Winstead Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers in Lawdragon 500

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Lawdragon, a media company that provides legal news briefs and lawyer rankings, has searched for the attorneys who set the standard for the legal profession. Four attorneys from Texas law firm Winstead PC: Chairman and CEO Denis Braham, Chairman Emeritus W. Mike Baggett, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department Chair Jay Madrid, and Executive Committee Member John Nolan were honored as finalists for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Attorneys who make this list come from a wide variety of practices, but all are considered to be the leaders in their respective fields.

An attorney with Winstead since 1989, Braham provides counsel to professional sports clients including the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans. As a real estate and corporate attorney, he travels extensively for developers, investors and lenders throughout the country. In his role as CEO, Denis works with office managing shareholders, the executive committee, firm administration and practice group chairs to assure further success

in reaching Winstead’s objectives and goals.

A highly respected leader in the Texas legal and business communities, Baggett provides counsel to a wide variety of clients, including the Texas Bankers Association and the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund, as well as representing such clients as D/FW Airport and the Chairman of the FDIC. Baggett acted in his profession serving as president of the Dallas Bar Association, Director and Executing committee of the State Bar of Texas, and chairman of the fellows of the center for American and International law. Baggett is active in his community serving as chairman and CEO of Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, Director and Executive committee of the Greater Dallas Chamber of commerce, board member of the Texas higher education coordinating board.

Madrid, a respected trial lawyer, arbitrator and mediator, has represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the United States and has mediated several controversial and high-profile cases to favorable conclusion. After spending 16 years with the firm early in his career he left Winstead in 1994 to pursue a boutique litigation practice, He returned four years later to give the firm noteworthy senior litigation capability.

Nolan’s broad-based real estate practice encompasses development, workouts, portfolio/equity investments, and financing for clients located across the United States and for international companies investing in the United States. He is known for his thorough analysis and knowledge of complex business transactions. The combination of these skills with Nolan’s financial background enables him to quickly evaluate his clients’ business objectives and create a team, or compile the necessary resources to formulate and execute his clients’ plans.

Lawdragon creates its guide to the best lawyers in the United States through a combination of online balloting and independent research. Reporters and editors interview thousands of lawyers to get their input on the top “Dragons” in any region or practice area. To learn more about the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, go to:

Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as the 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 has the power to perform for your business. 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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