September 6, 2016

Harness Dickey Attorney Named to 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List

Harness Dickey, one of the country’s premier intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Gerald Welch was named to the list of 2016 Texas Super Lawyers.  The list of lawyers receiving the honor, which is granted to only the most respected lawyers, includes no more than 5% of lawyers in each state.

This marks the eleventh consecutive year that Welch is included in the list of Texas Super Lawyers.  Welch, who has practiced intellectual property law for more than three decades and is a principal in the firm’s Metro Dallas office, was included in the practice areas of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation and Business/Corporate.

Welch joins several Harness Dickey attorneys from its Troy office who were named Super Lawyers for the state of Michigan.  These lawyers include: Michael Brennan, Lisabeth Coakley, Glenn Forbis, Paul Keller, Robert Lenihan and Gregory Stobbs.  One additional attorney from Troy — Michael Nye — was named to the Rising Stars list for exceptional attorneys who are 40 years old or younger and have practiced law for ten years or less.

Nominations for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are based on a rigorous, three-step system of peer reviews and independent research to evaluate key indicators of professional success.  Selections for both lists are made each year and announced on a state-by-state basis.

Super Lawyers has the stated objective to “create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.”  Only lawyers who can be hired by the public, such as those employed by private firms, are included in the rankings.

About Harness Dickey

One of the largest and most respected intellectual property law firms in the country, Harness Dickey safeguards critical IP assets on a global scale for Fortune 500 companies and privately-held businesses, public companies, universities, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs worldwide.  Harness Dickey obtained more than 3,000 patents and nearly 400 trademarks for its U.S. clients last year, and was ranked seventh among the nation’s top patent firms in 2015 by IPWatchdog.  Harness Dickey has offices in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, DC. Visit and follow @harnessdickey for more information.