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Seed IP senior partner Russ Tarleton receives ‘Lawyer of the Year’ Honor in “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2021

Seed IP Law Group is proud to announce that senior partner Russ Tarleton is the recipient of the “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Trademark Law by The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, in its 2021 edition. Russ is a member of Seed IP’s Trademark, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and IP Enforcement, Defense & Litigation Groups, and has been providing quality IP services to companies in the Northwest and beyond for over 20 years, with a practice focusing on multiple aspects of intellectual property, including strategic patent portfolio development, and IP licensing. Russ, listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2018, received his “Lawyer of the Year” designation for his work in Trademark Law.

Attorneys selected as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ receive particularly high ratings from their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity in the Best Lawyers annual survey of leading U.S. lawyers.

The 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2021) is based on more than 8.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating ‘Lawyers of the Year’ in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer, in each specialty, in each community, is being honored as a ‘Lawyer of the Year.’

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession.”

Our congratulations to Russ on receiving the “Lawyer of the Year” Award by The Best Lawyers in America in its 2021 edition.

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Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world, and the only peer-reviewed guide to the legal profession. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.

Since it was first published in 1981, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction in the United States. As such, recognition by Best Lawyers symbolizes excellence in practice. Because Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey in which more than 62,000 leading attorneys (or 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States) cast almost 8.3 million confidential evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in 146 different practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers says, “Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of recognizing extraordinary lawyers in private practice through an exhaustive peer-review process. Now 40 years later, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased guide to legal talent worldwide.” For the past three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded – by both the legal profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

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