Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the elevation of five attorneys to new partners as of January 1, 2020: Russell (Russ) B. Dunlap, Deborah J. Livesay, Ryan Owens, Amanda Wilson Speier and Seth Kincaid Trimble.
“We are always honored to welcome driven and hardworking attorneys to our partnership and celebrate their continuous dedication to exceptional client service,” said Marc Taylor, a founding partner of Taylor English. “Their combined experience in litigation and corporate matters further enhances our capabilities for our clients’ growing needs. As we continue to grow the firm, we are certain that as leaders they will set an extraordinary example for incoming attorneys.”
Dunlap is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, where he assists in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation. He has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications in a wide range of technologies in the mechanical arts, including water system technology, medical organizational systems, corrugated cardboard products, venting technology, equestrian and pet equipment, and industrial dryers. Dunlap earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law.
Livesay focuses her practice exclusively in the area of labor and employment. Over the past 19 years, she has represented management in all aspects of the employment relationship. She routinely defends employers in employment-related litigation in various jurisdictions across the country, including litigation involving discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour complaints, breach of employment contracts and restrictive covenants and state tort claims. Livesay earned her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and law degree from the University of Montana.
Owens brings almost two decades of legal experience and perspective to his clients on matters focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and finance, intellectual property and other strategic transactions for clients in industries ranging from consumer products and manufacturing to SaaS and fintech. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and law degree from the University of Southern California Law School.
Speier is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, focusing her practice on the health care industry, particularly medical malpractice defense. She represents all types of health care providers, including nurses, physicians, hospitals, home health companies and insurers. Her representation of these clients also includes general liability, contract and billing disputes. Speier earned her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and law degree from Emory University School of Law.
Trimble focuses his practice in technology litigation and intellectual property disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. He has nationwide experience litigating patent and trademark infringement cases, including cases in federal district courts in Georgia, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, New York and Virginia. Trimble earned his undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University and law degree from Mercer University.