DALLAS – Klemchuk LLP, a leading intellectual property (IP), litigation, and business law firm, announces three attorneys have been named as 2018 Texas Super Lawyers.  Managing Partner Darin Klemchuk and Partner Kirby Drake have been named to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list in Intellectual Property Litigation.  Partner Jim Chester has been named to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list in Technology law.

Attorneys go through Super Lawyers’ rigorous patented process that includes nominations, independent research, peer evaluation and final selection of honorees. Only five percent of the state’s attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers.  The annual Texas Super Lawyers list is published by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters service, and is available at https://www.superlawyers.com.

2018 Texas Super Lawyers at Klemchuk LLP

This marks the 11th consecutive time Darin Klemchuk has been selected as an honoree since 2008.  Klemchuk, the Firm’s founder, focuses on all aspects of intellectual property with emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. In addition to Super Lawyers, Klemchuk has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in Intellectual Property by D Magazine for the past 13 years. He earned a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington.

Jim Chester has been selected as an honoree for the 6th year in a row.  Chester, a Partner, is a technology and business attorney who represents innovation-based entrepreneurs, start-ups and privately-held companies of all sizes in a variety of industries regarding trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection, licensing & enforcement in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Chester was previously on the Texas Rising Stars lists in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Jim graduated from Texas A&M University (Commerce) with High Honors (double-major in Economics & Political Science), received his law degree from South Texas College of Law, and his LL.M from the University of Houston Law Center.

Kirby B. Drake was named to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list in Intellectual Property Litigation, and also selected to the Texas Womens Edition 2019 – Super Lawyers list.  Ms. Drake was previously on the Texas Rising Stars lists, for 10 consecutive years, 2007-2017.  She is experienced in many areas of intellectual property law and focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution, addressing a broad range of technologies. Ms. Drake earned a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude, in chemistry from Duke University.

About the firm:

Klemchuk LLP is a litigation, intellectual property (IP) and transactional law firm, located in Dallas, TX. We offer comprehensive legal services including litigation and enforcement of all forms of IP as well as registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights. The firm also provides a wide range of technology, Internet, e-commerce, and business services including business planning, formation, and financing, mergers and acquisitions, business litigation, data privacy, and domain name dispute resolution. Additional information about the IP firm and its IP attorneys may be found at www.klemchuk.com.

Klemchuk LLP also hosts Culture Counts, a blog devoted to the discussion of law firm culture and corporate core values with frequent topics about positive work environment, conscious capitalism, entrepreneurial management, positive workplace culture, workplace productivity, and corporate core values.


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