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Tommy Ray Vestal

Tommy Ray Vestal, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1970, United States Patent Office 1972, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1975.


  • Vestal, Tommy Ray was born on September 19, 1939 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Son of Louie Wallace and Margaret (Golden) Vestal.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Houston, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Houston, 1970.


    • Patent attorney American Enka Corporation, Asheville, North Carolina, 1970-1971, Akzona Inc., Asheville, 1971-1984, Akzo American, Inc., Asheville, 1985-1986. Senior patent attorney Fibers division Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik Corporation, Enka, North Carolina, 1986-1987, division patent counsel, 1987-1989, senior patent counsel, 1989-1990. Private practice law, 1990-1991.

      Director Geary Glast & Middleton, Dallas, 1992. Partner Falk, Vestal & Fish, 1992-1997. Manager Law Offices Tom R. Vestal, Carrollton, since 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1970, United States Patent Office 1972, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1975.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member American Bar Association, State Bar Texas, American Intellectual Property Law Association (member patent law committee, alternate dispute resolution committee), Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association (board directors 1983-1985, Second vice president 1985-1986, 1st vice president 1986-1987, president 1987-1988), Dallas Bar Association (member committee law in schools and communications, schools and the community board), Dallas–Fort Worth Patent Law Association, Asheville Chamber of Commerce (chairman legal affairs committee), Phi Alpha Delta. Lodges: Kiwanis (president 1982).



    Golf, fishing, hiking.


    • Married Patricia Marie Blackwell, January 24, 1981. Children: Virginia Ann Hollingsworth, John Wallace Vestal, Douglas William Yancy.
    • father: Louie Wallace Vestal
    • mother: Margaret (Golden) Vestal
    • spouse: Patricia Marie Blackwell
    • children: Virginia Ann Hollingsworth Vestal
    • John Wallace Vestal
    • Douglas William Yancy Vestal
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    Born September 19, 1939