D. Scott Hemingway

Hemingway & Hansen LLP

1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite4800

Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214.292.8301



Dyan M. House

Baker & McKenzie LLP

1900 North Pearl Street 

Suite 1500

Dallas, Texas 75201

Phone: 214-978-3090

Past Chairs

1994-1995 Harold E. Meier

1996 Thomas R. Felger

1997 Molly Buck Richard

1998 Herbert J. Hammond

1999 W. Thomas Timmons

2000 Steven W. Smith

2001 Robert M. Chiaviello

2002 Patrick F. McGowan

2003 David L. McCombs

2004 Stanley R. Moore

2005 Elisabeth A. Evert

2006 Michael D. Pegues

2007 Kevin J. Meek

2008 John M. Cone

2009 William R. Cohrs

2010 Randall C. Brown

2011 Max Ciccarelli

2012 Hilda Galvan

2013 Sue Windham

2014 Wei Wei Jeang

2015 Scott Breedlove

2016 Bradley P. Williams

2017 Marc Hubbard

2018 Colin Cahoon

2019 Shannon Bates

Vice Chair

Robert H. Johnston III

R. Johnson Law, PLLC
1722 Routh St., Suite 900
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-396-6000


Noon CLE meetings are typically held on the fourth Friday of every month (with some exceptions).


We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.


David O. Taylor

Southern Methodist University

Dedman School of Law

Storey Hall, Room 200

3315 Daniel Avenue

Dallas, TX 75275

Phone: 214.768.1685


Immediate Past Chair

Shannon Bates

Harper Bates & Champion LLC

1717 Main St, Suite 3550
Dallas, TX 75201

Ph. 214.238.8403 ​

Email: shannon.bates@​

Young Lawyers Committee


President - Jeff Becker Baker Botts LLP

Vice President - Reshaun Finkley Townsend Lockett

Secretary - Krista Chan Patterson & Sheridan

Treasurer - Matt Cornelia McGuire Woods


Madeleine Shroyer  Maddrey PLLC

Stephanie Sivinski  Haynes & Boone

Mery Pimentel  AGC Susan G. Komen

Sophilia Wu  Baker & Hostetler LLP

Austin Champion  Harper Bates & Champion LLC

Craig Carpenter  Thompson & Knight 

Harrison Rich  Baker Botts LLP

David Ashton  Patterson & Sheridan

Anthony McCain  Dentons   

Lon Outland  AT&T

Ozz Siddiq  Lennox International

Chelsie Spencer  Ritter Spencer

Tiffany Cooke  Haynes & Boone



Justin Cohen

Thompson & Knight

Kirby Drake

Klemchuk LLP

Megan Hoyt

Dallas Regional Office

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Brian McCormack

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Dwayne Norton

Toyota North America

Elizabeth Rucki

Baker Botts L.L.P.

John Tower

Hitchcock Evert

Matt Acosta

Platt Cheema Richmond


James Gourley

Carstens & Cahoon, LLP


Tim Dyll

AT&T Services, Inc.


D. Scott Hemingway

Hemingway & Hansen LLP

1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4800

Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214.292.8301



Next CLE: Friday, November 13, 2020: 12:00-1:00PM

“Conducting Jury Trials in COVID-19 Era”


Speakers: Chief Judge Barbara Lynn, Northern District of Texas

Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap, Eastern District of Texas

Moderator: Matt Acosta, Platt Cheema Richmond PLLC

Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas and Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn of the Northern District of Texas have both administered and conducted live jury trials during the Covid-19 pandemic.  During this presentation, they will explain the reasoning behind their decisions to conduct in-person trials, the unique challenges that they faced in preparing for, administering and conducting those trials, how these challenges were overcome, and the reception by all of those involved.  The IP Section wishes to express its gratitude to the Judges, their staff and coordinators, Matt Acosta and Elizabeth Evert for all their efforts in supporting this CLE event. 

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