Four Harness Dickey Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year,” Twenty-five Named “Best Lawyers in America”

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August 15, 2018
Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s patent and trademark attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” 2019 by Best Lawyers®. The awards, presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area, are presented to the following attorneys:
  • Gerald T. Welch: 2019 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Glenn E. Forbis: 2019 Litigation – Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year,” Troy, Michigan
  • Paul A. Keller: 2019 Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Troy, Michigan
  • Matthew L. Cutler: 2019 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year,” St. Louis, Missouri

Welch, Forbis, Keller and Cutler were also included in the 2019 “Best Lawyers in America” list, with 21 additional Harness Dickey attorneys selected for their expertise in one or several fields. By office, these attorneys include:
Metro Detroit Office
  • Geoffrey D. Aurini: Trademark Law
  • Michael P. Brennan: Patent Law
  • Lisabeth H. Coakley: Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Trademark Law
  • Michael P. Doerr: Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Monte L. Falcoff: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Stephen J. Foss: Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law
  • Robert J. Lenihan: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Michael Malinzak: Patent Law
  • George D. Moustakas: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Jessica S. Sachs: Trademark Law
  • G. Gregory Schivley: Patent Law
  • Robert M. Siminski: Patent Law
  • Jeffrey L. Snyder: Patent Law
Metro St. Louis Office
  • Michael Kella: Litigation – Patent
  • Greg W. Meyer: Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Brian Panka: Patent Law
  • Douglas A. Robinson: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Joel R. Samuels: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
  • Michael J. Thomas: Copyright Law, Patent Law
  • Joseph E. Walsh, Jr.: Copyright Law, Patent Law. Trademark Law
  • Bryan K. Wheelock: Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer–review survey in which more than 87,000 leading attorneys cast more than 10 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, making inclusion in Best Lawyers a singular honor.
About Harness Dickey
Harness Dickey has obtained more than 60,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921 and currently manages more than 17,000 trademark registrations for clients around the globe.  Currently ranked eighth among the nation’s top patent firms in a 2017 poll by IPWatchdog, Harness Dickey safeguards critical IP assets on a global scale for Fortune 500 companies, private and public businesses, universities, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs. Harness Dickey has offices in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Visit and follow @harnessdickey for more information.
Andrea Gabrisch, Marketing Coordinator
(314) 726-7517

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