Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s patent and trademark attorneys were named 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. This special ranking is presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

The attorneys who received the designation include:

  • Lisabeth Coakley – 2020 Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Troy, Michigan
  • Matthew Cutler – 2020 Litigation – Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year,” St. Louis, Missouri
  • Glenn Forbis – 2020 Litigation – Patent “Lawyer of the Year,” Troy, Michigan
  • Gerald Welch – 2020 Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Coakley, Cutler, Forbis and Welch were also included in the 2020 “Best Lawyers in America” list along with 22 additional Harness Dickey attorneys selected for their expertise in one or more practice areas. 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
  • Greg Meyer – 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 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

About Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.

About Harness Dickey

Presently ranked sixth among the nation’s top patent firms as reported by Law360, 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 www.hdp.com and follow @harnessdickey for more information.