Listed for 25 consecutive years in The Best Lawyers in America©. Has the highest possible rating (AV) for both legal ability and ethics from The Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory© past 30 plus consecutive years. Former President of American Immigration Lawyers Association's Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico Chapter. Member of Founding Board of Trustees for the American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C. Founder of U.S. New and World Report's © Top Listed Immigration Law Firm, Winningham Stein & Basey. Recipient of Oklahoma State University’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award .