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May 06, 2015

Virginia Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison attorneys Scully, Kim and Gates

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Scully, Kim and Gates Also Honored in 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Attorneys Robert E. Scully, Jr., Michael K. Kim and Mari-Elise Gates of the Alexandria, Va., office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC were honored in the 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers magazine. Scully has been recognized 10 consecutive years on the Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation. This is Kim’s third time and Gates’ first time on the Rising Stars list. Each lawyer is also listed in the 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers magazine.

Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous process, including a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Only 5% of the lawyers in each state or region are named to the Super Lawyers list and no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list. Rising Stars are selected based on the same criteria as Super Lawyers with the exception of peer evaluation by practice area. Additionally, one must be 40 years old or younger, or have made exceptional contributions in a particular practice area for 10 years or less. Stites & Harbison has 65 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and 35 named to the Rising Stars list.

Scully is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison. Working within the Business Litigation Service Group, his practice focuses on complex business tort, construction, real property, intellectual property, corporate governance and products liability litigation. Scully has more than 30 years of trial experience before federal and state courts of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Kim is an attorney with the firm and a member of the Business Litigation Service Group. His practice encompasses a wide range of complex business and commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, business torts, corporate governance and control matters, shareholder disputes and derivative actions, fiduciary duty litigation, trade secrets litigation, class actions, and intellectual property litigation. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and Kentucky.

Gates is an attorney with the firm and a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. Her practice concentrates on litigation involving intellectual property infringement and trade secret misappropriation, prosecuting trademark and copyright registration applications, litigating trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings as well as negotiating and drafting licenses and other contracts that involve intellectual property or technology rights. She is admitted to practice in Virginia.

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