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James A. Coles Named 2019 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Indianapolis Area.

Indianapolis, August 15, 2018 — Densborn Blachly, LLP attorney James A. Coles was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Copyright Law in the Indianapolis area.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, James A. Coles was also listed in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:

  • Information Technology Law
  • Technology Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

4 Densborn Blachly, LLP Lawyers Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

Indianapolis, August 15, 2018 — Densborn Blachly, LLP is pleased to announce that 4 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Densborn Blachly, LLP would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list:

  • David G. BlachlyInsurance Law, Corporate Law
  • James A. ColesInformation Technology Law, Technology Law, Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Donald K. DensbornMergers and Acquisitions Law, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Alexa WoodsReal Estate Law

Best Lawyers Selects DB Attorneys

Densborn Blachly is pleased to announce that 4 attorneys were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2017.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The Best Lawyers lists of attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on the lists.

DB Welcomes Sebastian Spears

Densborn Blachly is pleased to announce that Sebastian Spears has permanently joined the DB family. Sebastian is originally from the Indianapolis area, and previously served DB as a clerk while finishing his degree at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University, and now plans to focus primarily on corporate and commercial law.

The Year of the Duck

pi lab, the company behind the breakthrough interactive toy, EDWIN™ the Duck, was named Scale-up Company of the Year at TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards, honoring the best of tech in Indiana. The award recognizes a high-growth technology company which has gained traction and could be Indiana’s next big technology success story. The Mira Awards judges were impressed by pi lab’s early success in marketing EDWINtm the Duck and the company’s near-term growth prospects as it continues to execute on its go-to-market strategy. pi lab adds the Scale-up Company of the Year award to a growing list of accolades, which includes the 2015 Mira Award for Mobile Technology Product of the Year, the CES 2016 Kids at Play Interactive Innovation Award and Grand Prize at the 2015 Innovation Showcase in Indianapolis.
Congratulations to Matt MacBeth, Don Inmon, and the rest of the pi lab team on Edwin’s success!

Jim Coles to Present at Developertown on World IP Day

Densborn Blachly attorney Jim Coles will present “Intellectual Property and Other Legal Issues for the Digital Technology Venture” on Friday, April 22. The program is being presented as part of Centric’s World IP Day event at Developertown, in Indianapolis.

Coles is Of Counsel at Densborn Blachly, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property group. His principal practice areas include Patent Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Technology Transactions and IP Agreements. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Dave Millard (1955-2015)

“The Indiana entrepreneurial class has lost one of its greatest champions.  Dave Millard touched all.  I recall when he first became a lawyer.  He was a small business wunderkind.  He focused like a laser on the peculiar legal needs of struggling upstarts.  When the tech revolution hit Indiana in the ‘90s, he led it.  He taught us that the success of Indiana business depended on its professional class joining ranks and moving up toward the front.  He took us there like a field marshal would.  He encouraged.  He prodded.  He helped.  When necessary, he put it over the goal-line himself — but not just for himself.

 

“I do not know when the man slept, but, deservedly, he sleeps now.  May he rest in peace.  It is left to us to fill the ranks and soldier on — not just for ourselves.”