Harper Bates & Champion's three name partners—Scott Harper, Shannon Bates and Austin Champion—were all recognized by 2018 Texas Super Lawyers.
Bates has been recognized by Super Lawyers for seven consecutive years. Champion has been included on the Rising Stars list for six years. Additionally, this marks Harper’s third consecutive year being recognized by Super Lawyers.
Harper and Bates were named “Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Dallas, TX” for their intellectual property work. Harper was also recognized for intellectual property litigation.
Champion was named a “Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX” for his business litigation work and was also recognized for intellectual property litigation.
Super Lawyers is a rating service based on peer nominations that are supported by interviews, independent research, data verification and good-standing review. Only 5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers, and 2.5 percent of lawyers are recognized as Rising Stars each year. Those selected are included in lists published both nationally in Super Lawyers Magazine and regionally in publications to serve as a resource for attorneys and consumers seeking outstanding legal counsel.
In addition to Super Lawyers, the firm has received a variety of legal industry recognitions. For instance, Bates has previously been recognized by D Magazine as a “Best Lawyer” in Dallas for Intellectual Property and Harper has been honored with the top attorney ranking of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.