Spokane, Washington, November 1, 2016 – Lee & Hayes, PLLC, an industry-leading intellectual property (IP) law firm, has been named one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm’s practice groups in Austin, Texas and Seattle and Spokane, Washington were honored in the prestigious Tier 1 category for Litigation-Patent, Patent Law, and Commercial Litigation, respectively. The Austin office was also recognized in the Tier 2 category for IP Litigation. This recognition follows that of five of the firm’s attorneys being honored as 2017® Best Lawyers, including Bryce Wilcox for Commercial Litigation, Dan Crouse and Lewis Lee for Patent Law, John Shumaker for Litigation and Peter Ayers for both Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation.

“Our firm has been fortunate to consistently receive recognition for the quality services we provide, and we are thrilled to once again be highlighted as part of U.S. News & World Report’s time-honored best-of rankings”, said Lewis Lee, founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Lee & Hayes, PLLC.

All of the rankings and tiers by U.S. News & World Report are published online at: http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

About Lee & Hayes, PLLC Lee & Hayes, PLLC is a dynamic law firm providing industry leading intellectual property counsel, as well as complementary legal services in corporate/securities, government relations and litigation. The firm focuses on providing strategic services to assist clients in finding business solutions. Attorneys offer a full range of IP assistance, analysis and counseling, together with corporate services ranging from business formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and IP and commercial litigation. Lee & Hayes’ clients develop technologies, products, and services in many different fields, including electronics, computer software/hardware, network technologies, semiconductor technologies, digital media, business and financial services, e-commerce and mobile commerce, telecommunications, aerospace, life sciences and nanotechnology.  The 150-person firm employs 89 attorneys and patent agents in offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon-metro; Rochester, New York; Seattle and Spokane, Washington; and Washington D.C.-metro.  For more information, visit www.leehayes.com.

About U.S. News- Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

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