DALLAS and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas-based intellectual property trial boutique Skiermont Puckett LLP has merged with Los Angeles-based commercial litigation boutique Derby Curtis LLP to form Skiermont Derby LLP with offices in both cities.
"This is an exciting union of two firms that have successfully handled challenging, high-profile cases," says veteran trial lawyer Paul J. Skiermont, who now will be working with his longtime friend and professional colleague Paul B. Derby.
The firm's Dallas office primarily handles patent, trademark and other intellectual property (IP) litigation. It recently was recognized in the national legal news publication Law360 as one of the top 10 boutique practices in the U.S. that are "on par with the biggest firms" and "capable of competing with – and beating – the best big firms at the highest level."
"This move will help us expand our IP experience and brand into California and Los Angeles where there are many important intellectual property cases that result from the thriving local high-tech and creative industries," says Mr. Skiermont. "This is a natural extension of the important, high-profile work we're handling in other business sectors."
Mr. Derby has practiced in Los Angeles for 15 years. He and the firm's other California-based attorneys maintain a diverse practice in entertainment-related IP litigation, employment disputes, securities claims, professional negligence cases, class actions, and general business litigation.
"This move enables us to offer a broader range of commercial litigation services for all our clients, building on a solid and stable foundation," says Mr. Derby, managing partner for the new firm. "Paul and I have discussed working together for years, before we even started our own firms, but now the timing is right with our separate practices thriving."
Mr. Derby recently was appointed as nationwide liaison counsel in the 45 consolidated class actions asserting consumer fraud claims over the professional boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
To learn more about the 14-attorney firm, click here: http://skiermontderby.com/.
Skiermont Derby LLP represents clients in complex IP and commercial litigation in Texas, California, and throughout the nation. The firm's experience includes matters involving patents, trademarks, unfair competition, antitrust, breach of contract, and business torts – as well as entertainment, employment, and securities litigation.
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SOURCE Skiermont Derby LLP