September 7, 2016
Pirkey Barber PLLC proudly announces that nine of our attorneys were recognized by their peers for legal excellence in Best Lawyers in America© by Woodward/White, Inc., in 2017, including founding member William G. Barber who was named 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Trademark Law in Austin.
This is the fifth time that Mr. Barber has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers®, which selects only a single attorney with the highest overall peer-feedback in each practice area per community. He was previously honored for his work in both Trademark Law and Litigation — Intellectual Property Law.
A Pirkey Barber attorney has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin in the areas of Trademark Law, Copyright Law and/or Litigation-Intellectual Property Law each year since 2012.
Pirkey Barber attorneys Rodney Caldwell, Christopher L. Graff, Christopher Kindel, Wendy Larson, Jered Matthysse, Steve Meleen, Lou Pirkey and Shannon Vale also were recognized by Best Lawyers® for excellent work in Trademark Law.
Mr. Barber, Mr. Caldwell, Mr. Meleen and Mr. Pirkey also were lauded for their work in Litigation — Intellectual Property Law, while Mr. Vale was again recognized for his expertise in Copyright Law.
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession worldwide. The 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2017) is based on a peer-reviewed survey in which more than 54,905 leading attorneys cast almost 7.3 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their state. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.