Dallas-based McDole, Kennedy & Williams, PC, a boutique law firm focused on intellectual property and corporate litigation, has added Robert Turner as partner. Turner leaves mega-firm Jones Day to join MKW.
“Robert is one of the most respected IP attorneys in North Texas. His 45 years of experience in patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright matters is unparalleled,” said Steve Kennedy, founder and partner at McDole, Kennedy & Williams.
Turner has successfully tried cases and managed intellectual property litigation for more than four decades, focusing on IP litigation, with a primary emphasis on patent infringement cases. In addition, he has worked in numerous cases as an arbitrator, mediator, special master, technical advisor and consultant or expert witness.
“I respect McDole, Kennedy & Williams’ outlook on the practice of law by recruiting highly respected legal authorities in core areas of commercial litigation, IP and employment law, while maintaining low overhead and charging reasonable fees,” said Turner. “I’m looking forward to helping grow McDole, Kennedy & Williams into one of the leading corporate and intellectual property litigation firms in Dallas.”
The firm anticipates an increase in staff to meet the demands of its larger client base.
“We have some of the most-respected IP litigators in the region and we’re growing by creating a new way of practicing law — one that fosters the growth of our clients. With Robert, we will add one of the most versatile litigators in the profession,” added Kennedy.
Turner’s trial experience is expansive, covering non-jury and jury cases, as well as International Trade Commission, mediation and arbitration matters. Additionally, he has served as past chairman of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas. He studied law at The University of Texas at Austin, is an adjunct professor of law at The University of Texas School of Law, and is on the faculty of the Patent Resources Group. He has bar admissions in Texas and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.