Aug 11

Sayles Werbner Co-Founders Highlighted Among Nation's Top Lawyers

DALLAS – Richard Sayles and Mark Werbner, founders of the Dallas-based trial law firm Sayles Werbner, once again have earned recognition in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Sayles and Mr. Werbner are recognized in the 2010 edition based on their work in “bet-the-company” and commercial litigation. Mr. Werbner also earned a spot among the nation’s top attorneys for white-collar criminal defense.

Mr. Sayles recently helped a unit of Johnson & Johnson win a $1.67 billion verdict in an intellectual property trial over patents used to produce a popular arthritis medication. The win was reported by Bloomberg news service as the largest patent verdict in U.S. history.

Soon after Mr. Sayles’ record-setting victory, Mr. Werbner helped secure a multimillion-dollar verdict for the now-closed law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist in a breach of contract lawsuit. News reports of the $4.1 million award were included in business and legal publications around the country, including Texas Lawyer newspaper.

The 2010 Best Lawyers recognition is just the latest in a long string of honors for Mr. Sayles and Mr. Werbner. Both have been recognized in the Texas Super Lawyers listing published in Texas Monthly magazine, highlighted in D Magazine’s guide to the Best Lawyers in Dallas, and featured in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

To develop The Best Lawyers in America (www.bestlawyers.com), researchers with Woodward/White Inc. conduct an extensive peer-review survey of thousands of attorneys from across the United States. The 2010 listing is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of individual U.S. lawyers.

Sayles Werbner maintains an international reputation as a proven trial law firm in complex business litigation, intellectual property matters, life-altering personal injury cases, product safety claims and practically every type of case that requires courtroom expertise. The firm’s work in a 2009 patent infringement lawsuit resulted in the largest intellectual property verdict in U.S. history.

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