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Best Lawyers® 2021 Names Chris Kindel, Wendy Larson, and Shannon Vale ‘Lawyers of the Year’ in Austin, Recognizes 14

Fourteen attorneys from Pirkey Barber PLLC will appear in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers, the respected annual attorney ranking that uses a purely peer review system to recognize the top attorneys in a diverse range of practices across the country.

Underscoring the firm’s prominence in intellectual property law, three members of the firm earned the Lawyer of the Year distinction for receiving the highest overall peer-feedback for specific practice areas in Pirkey Barber’s home base of Austin: Chris Kindel for Trademark Law, Wendy Larson for Intellectual Property Litigation, and Shannon T. Vale for Copyright Law.

Additionally, Alexandra Bistline and Elizabeth Stafki were named Ones to Watch — which recognizes extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years — for Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property Law, respectively.

The firm’s complete roster of attorneys recognized in the 2021 Best Lawyers includes:

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. View methodology here.