Tom Melsheimer Earns Spot on Listing of City’s Top Business Defense Attorneys

(LAWFUEL) – Fish & Richardson Principal Profiled in Dallas Business Journal DALLAS – attorneys is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Melsheimer once again is featured in the Dallas Business Journal as one of the 15 best business defense attorneys in North Texas.

Mr. Melsheimer is profiled in “The Defenders,” a June 13 special section highlighting the attorneys that North Texas businesses turn to in “bet-the-company” litigation. “Defenders” selections were made by the editorial department at the Dallas Business Journal after interviewing lawyers, judges and general counsels across the area.

This marks the second time Mr. Melsheimer has earned this honor after being included in the inaugural 2006 “Defenders” listing.

“It is no doubt an honor to be recognized in this fashion, especially for a second time,” says Mr. Melsheimer. “More importantly, however, I hope this speaks to the good work our firm does for clients in every case we handle.”

Mr. Melsheimer is the Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Dallas office, as well as a member of the firm’s nationwide Management Committee. His practice is focused in high-stakes, high-tech litigation, including complex civil and white-collar criminal cases.

Previously described by D Magazine as one of the city’s top “courtroom fighters,” Mr. Melsheimer routinely is recognized in that magazine’s annual round-up of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Additionaly, he is a fixture in the Best Lawyers in America directory of the country’s top lawyers, as well as the “Texas Super Lawyers” listing in Texas Monthly magazine.

Founded in 1878, Fish & Richardson P.C. is an international law firm with more than 450 lawyers in 11 offices throughout the United States as well as in Munich, Germany. The firm is the largest in the United States practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law and offers global services that include worldwide IP strategy and representation in multi-national litigation. Fish has long represented great innovators and entrepreneurs, including pioneering inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and the Wright Brothers. Fish handles more patent litigation than any other law firm in the U.S. (IP Law & Business July 2007) and was rated among the top firms in ITC patent litigation by that publication in June 2007. It also rates among the top U.S. firms in patents and trademarks obtained. In August 2007, Fish was named the top intellectual property law firm in the U.S. in Corporate Counsel Magazine’s sixth annual survey of “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies.”

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