Legal Announcements – 24 Winstead attorneys named Texas Rising Stars

Dallas (March 24, 2008) — LAWFUEL – 24 attorneys from Winstead PC have been recognized as Texas Rising Stars and will be featured in the April 2008 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.

Listed below by office are the Winstead attorneys, including their area of practice, who have earned the title of 2008 Texas Rising Star:

Alexander R. Allemann – Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions
Elliot Clark – Commercial Litigation
Jason Roy Flaherty – Wealth Preservation
Melissa A. Prentice Lorber – Appellate
Alexander S. Valdes – Commercial Litigation
Stewart Whitehead – Construction

Louisa Ann Brunenn – Finance & Banking
Eli O. Columbus – Business Restructuring/Bankruptcy
Derek L. Fletcher – Wealth Preservation
Noelle L. Garsek – Real Estate Development & Investments
Laurie C. Jardine – Litigation/Dispute Resolution
Phillip L. Lamberson – Business Restructuring/Bankruptcy
Richard C. Leucht II – Finance & Banking
J. Frasher Murphy – Business Restructuring/Bankruptcy
Sean C. Urich – Labor, Employment & Immigration
William R. Weinberg – Real Estate Development & Investments

Fort Worth
David Fowler Johnson – Appellate

Claude B. Anello – Real Estate Development & Investments
Nathan M. Block – Energy & Environmental Law
Joshua L. Lebar – Real Estate Development & Investments
David F. Staas – Real Estate Development & Investments
Tom Van Arsdel – Commercial Litigation
Frank S. Wu – Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions

The Woodlands
Paul D. Aubert – Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions

Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas, representing major companies regionally and nationally in the real estate, financial services and technology industries. 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 broad corporate practice to high-stakes litigation and appellate matters, 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