Winstead PC is a national corporate law firm with offices in Texas and Washington, D.C. In 2008 the National Law Journal listed Winstead PC among the 250 largest law firms in the United States with 281 attorneys. Based in Texas, the firm's attorneys and consultants serve as legal advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing legal services to industries including biotechnology, construction, energy, financial services, insurance, nanotechnology, real estate and sports business and technology.
Winstead was founded in 1973 by three young Dallas lawyers—including current name shareholder Pete Winstead. By the end of the 1980s the Dallas practice had expanded to more than 170 attorneys, with additional offices in Houston and Austin. Acquisitions of existing firms in Fort Worth, The Woodlands and Washington, D.C., resulted in greater expansion of client services. In 2001 the firm acquired three small Texas firms in the space of five months, and now employs 281 attorneys in seven locations across the United States.