August 19, 2021

Harness Dickey Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Among “Best Lawyers in America” and “Ones to Watch”

Harness Dickey is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has named intellectual property attorney Gerald Welch as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Copyright Law in Dallas-Fort Worth. This award is presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in a practice area and designated metropolitan area.

Welch, a Principal in the firm’s Frisco, Texas office, was also included in the separate “Best Lawyers in America” list. He joins 32 other Harness Dickey intellectual property attorneys selected by Best Lawyers for their expertise in one or several fields. By office, these attorneys include:

Metro Detroit Office

Metro St. Louis Office

  • Matthew Cutler – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Michael Kella – Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Greg Meyer – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Brian Panka – Patent Law
  • Douglas Robinson – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Joel Samuels – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law
  • Michael Smith – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Michael Thomas – Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Joseph Walsh – Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Bryan Wheelock – Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Metro Dallas Office

  • Gerald Welch – Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” and “Best Lawyer” designations, Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys who demonstrate outstanding professional excellence early in their careers as “Ones to Watch.” These recipients typically have been in practice for less than 10 years.

The following Harness Dickey attorneys received the “Ones to Watch” award for patent law:

About Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers peer-reviewed listings are now published in over 70 countries around the world, and our presence has grown substantially in the international legal community. The 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2021) includes more than 67,000 attorneys in 148 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on 9.4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. For more information, visit www.bestlawyers.com.

About Harness Dickey

Harness Dickey is celebrating 100 years as an intellectual property law firm. Founded in 1921, the firm currently holds a #2 ranking from IAM Media for providing counsel to 44 companies with the largest portfolios of issued U.S. patents. The firm also ranks #6 for filing the most patent applications on behalf of those companies. Harness Dickey’s attorneys and IP professionals focus exclusively on patents, trademarks, global IP management, litigation, and other IP rights. The firm has offices in Metro Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Visit www.hdp.com for more information.