Mike Jones and John Bufe, shareholders in the Firm, have been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Texas for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.
Mr. Jones practices predominately in the area of intellectual property litigation, representing numerous clients in intellectual property and patent litigation. His experience in patent litigation has led him to serving repeatedly on the faculty of the American Law Institute – American Bar Association “Trial of a Patent Suit” seminar. Throughout his 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Jones has handled a diverse array of complex litigation involving intellectual property, personal injury, product liability, professional liability, environmental liability, media liability, class-actions, and business controversies, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Bufe handles civil litigation in Federal and State Courts, in Arbitration, and before various Regulatory Agencies, as well as intellectual property litigation. Being Board Certified in Labor and Employment law since 1983, much of his litigation experience has involved employment disputes. He has also handled complex commercial matters, including trials before the US Bankruptcy Court where he served as a Chapter 7 Trustee in the Eastern District of Texas from 1986 to 1990. He also regularly participates in Federal Court litigation involving intellectual property disputes.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.