Top Lawyer Lists Recognize Heim, Payne & Chorush Partners for IP Litigation Expertise

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Top Lawyer Lists Recognize Heim, Payne & Chorush Partners for IP Litigation Expertise

HOUSTON – Heim, Payne & Chorush partners have been recognized among the best in Texas intellectual property litigation by two highly regarded legal industry rankings.

The 2018 edition of Texas Super Lawyers singles out firm partners Michael Heim, Leslie Payne and Douglas Wilson for their IP expertise. Mr. Heim earned the added distinction of being named among the Top 100 practitioners in the Houston legal market.

The three also earned honors for patent and intellectual property litigation in the recently announced 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America, along with firm partner Russell Chorush.

Relying on peer nominations and a rigorous research and vetting process, the two professional rankings are widely considered to be among the most objective and respected in the legal industry.

Published by Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines, the Texas Super Lawyers list recognizes the state’s top attorneys based on more than 70,000 peer nominations and extensive editorial research. No more than 5 percent of Texas lawyers are selected each year. For more information, visit

Best Lawyers develops its rankings by seeking nominations from lawyers previously recognized by Best Lawyers followed by a rigorous review and vetting process. For more information, visit:

“Mike is first class,” noted a client contacted by the Best Lawyers research staff. “His experience in both patent prosecution and litigation is exceptional… His courtroom presence is outstanding. He and the members of his team were precise, diligent, and very hard working. I would strongly recommend them.”

These are just the most recent accolades for the firm. Earlier this year, the firm was ranked by US News/Best Law Firms in America among the most respected patent and intellectual property litigation firms in the United States. Chambers USA has ranked the firm among the best in Texas and includes Mr. Heim among its Band 2 for IP law in Texas.

Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP represents both plaintiffs and defendants in patent and antitrust litigation across a broad range of technologies and business sectors. With a wide variety of technical and scientific backgrounds, firm attorneys are able to handle all facets of intellectual property litigation for some of the largest energy and technology firms, as well as individuals and smaller companies. Heim, Payne & Chorush takes pride in its ability to partner with other attorneys and firms to bring the best possible trial team together for the benefit of the client. To learn more about the firm and the work it does, visit

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