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Brandon P.

Brandon Pittard

59 reviews
I've spent the majority of my legal career in house at various companies, and know how to balance legal risk against the needs of a business. As legal counsel at several di... read more
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Erin Hudson

44 reviews
Erin graduated magna cum law from Baylor Law School, clerked for a federal judge, cut her teeth at an AmLaw 200 firm, and spent over a decade representing businesses in com... read more
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Christopher Cyrus

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Christopher Cyrus is a highly-skilled attorney specializing in complex-commercial litigation. He earned his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law, w... read more
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Joshua M.

Joshua Massingill

10 reviews
Joshua practices in Austin, Texas and serves clients across the United States. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law and the Straus Institute, the nation’... read more
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Matthew B.

Matthew Burr

9 reviews
32 years experience in patents, trademarks and copyright Licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) since 1994 Texas Bar member in... read more
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Michael R.

Michael Ramos

8 reviews
Michael Ramos has a notable education and impressive entrepreneurial record. A graduate of the coveted Stanford Law School, he also earned a master’s in Management Science and Engineering. Founder of OJoygives.com, where he serves as General Counsel, he also works in Austin, TX where he focuses his legal practice on serving the technology, real estate, financial and software industries.
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Lia S.

Lia Smith

6 reviews
I am a Duke Law graduate with a computer science degree. As a corporate and IP law attorney, the combination of my technology background, legal education and experience, an... read more
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Kasey C.

Kasey Christie

2 reviews
Kasey speaks the language of business and technology as an inventor, co-founder of a technology startup, and chief IP counsel. After practicing law for 17 years at law firms, he founded Forefront IP Lawgroup. He has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property, particularly in developing and managing patent portfolios. Super Lawyers magazine recognized him as a rising star.
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Justin B.

Justin Bryant

2 reviews
Justin graduated from the University of Texas law school and has a bachelor's degree in finance. His practice areas include corporate law and commercial contracts, with a p... read more
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Thomas E.

Thomas Eisweirth

2 reviews
Thomas Eisweirth is a distinguished legal professional. His areas of expertise encompass energy, bankruptcy, litigation, and intellectual property, and he has a proven trac... read more
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