Klemchuk Kubasta LLP Attorneys Named as Texas Rising Stars

KK LLP announces the recognition of Kirby B. Drake and Austin Champion as 2014 Rising Stars by Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters service.

Klemchuk Kubasta LLP (KK LLP), a leading full-service intellectual property (IP) law firm, announces the recognition of Kirby B. Drake and Austin Champion as 2014 Rising Stars by Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters service.

Rising Stars are heavily vetted by Texas Super Lawyers through a meticulous selection process, and must meet the publication’s strict set of guidelines. To qualify, lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys age 40 or under, or those who have been practicing for 10 years or fewer. In order for an attorney to be nominated, another lawyer must personally observe these individuals in action. Additionally, an attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. Those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list.

“The Firm is very proud that Kirby and Austin have been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers as being Rising Stars,” said Darin Klemchuk, Managing Partner. “Their dedication to their clients is above measure and they greatly deserve this honor.”

Drake, a partner at the Firm, has been recognized as a Rising Star seven times since 2007. Her practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. She has extensive litigation experience in IP law, including trade secret, patent, trademark, confidential information and breach of contract matters. She has developed significant experience in electronic discovery as well as current issues with the America Invents Act. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and graduated cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

This is Champion’s second time to receive the honor, as he was also recognized in 2012. His practice focuses on business and IP litigation including the prosecution and defense of claims for fraud, false advertising, unfair competition, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties as well as patent, copyright and trademark infringement and violations of the Lanham Act.

About the Firm:

Klemchuk LLP is a litigation, intellectual property, transactional, and international business law firm dedicated to protecting innovation. The firm provides tailored legal solutions to industries including software, technology, retail, real estate, consumer goods, ecommerce, telecommunications, restaurant, energy, media, and professional services. The firm focuses on serving mid-market companies seeking long-term, value-added relationships with a law firm. Learn more about experiencing law practiced differentlyand our local counselpractice. 

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