August 16, 2016

Harness Dickey Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers in America®

Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that three intellectual property attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” 2017 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:

  • Beth Coakley: 2017 Copyright “Lawyer of the Year” in Troy, Michigan
  • Matt Cutler: 2017 Litigation – Patent “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Greg Stobbs: 2017 Patent “Lawyer of the Year” in Troy, Michigan

Coakley, Cutler and Stobbs were also included in the 2017 “Best Lawyers in America” list with seventeen additional Harness Dickey attorneys selected for their expertise in one or several fields. By office, these attorneys include:

Metro Detroit Office

  • Geoff Aurini: Trademark Law
  • Mike Brennan: Patent Law
  • Beth Coakley: Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Trademark Law
  • Mike Doerr: Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Monte Falcoff: Trademark Law
  • Glenn Forbis: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Steve Foss: Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law
  • Paul Keller: Copyright Law, Patent Law
  • Bob Lenihan: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • George Moustakas: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Jessica Sachs: Trademark Law
  • Greg Schivley: Patent Law
  • Bob Siminski: Patent Law
  • Greg Stobbs: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law

Metro St. Louis Office

  • Matt Cutler: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Doug Robinson: Litigation – Patent
  • Rudy Telscher: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Joe Walsh: Trademark Law
  • Bryan Wheelock: Patent Law, Trademark Law

Metro Dallas Office

  • Jerry Welch: Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer–review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.

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.