Thomas L. Duston Named Among “Top 100” Lawyers by 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 27, 2015

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Partner Thomas L. Duston was named among the 2015 "Top 100" lawyers by Illinois Super Lawyers, a ranking of attorneys who have distinguished themselves within the legal practice through a third-party validation of professional accomplishments. Mr. Duston was specifically recognized among lawyers who received the highest point totals in the Illinois nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

With the ability to handle litigation across a wide spectrum of industries, Mr. Duston has been lead counsel in more than 40 patent infringement matters in federal courts throughout the United States. His talents also include strategically positioning cases so as to enable favorable dispositions through negotiation, dispositive motions, or parallel reexamination proceedings. Mr. Duston has represented leading companies, such as Groupon, CDW, Newegg, T-Mobile, Charter Communications, Express LLC, GE Aviation, TRINOVA (now part of Eaton), Russell Athletic, Raytheon, Home Depot, Abbott Laboratories, Classified Ventures, as well as Zappos.com, among others.

Mr. Duston has authored a number of articles in the areas of patent and trade secret litigation, has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating and was recently voted a "Leading Lawyer in IP Litigation" by his peers and profiled in the September 2014 edition of Leading Lawyers magazine. He has been listed in both the 2014 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Litigation-Intellectual Property, and was named an "IP Star" in Managing IP’s 2014 World IP Handbook and Survey.

Mr. Duston has been recognized multiple years by Illinois Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations of attorneys who distinguish themselves in their legal practice.