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

Background

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.

Career

Patent attorney, American Enka Corporation, Asheville, North Carolina, 1970-1971;patent attorney, Akzona Inc., Asheville, 1971-1984;patent attorney, Akzo American, Inc., Asheville, 1985-1986;senior patent attorney, Fibers division Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik Corporation, Enka, North Carolina, 1986-1987;division patent counsel, Fibers division Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik Corporation, Enka, North Carolina, 1987-1989;senior patent counsel, Fibers division Badische Anilin- & Soda-Fabrik Corporation, Enka, North Carolina, 1989-1990;private practice law, 1990-1991;director, Geary Glast & Middleton, Dallas, 1992;partner, Falk, Vestal & Fish, Dallas, 1992-1997;manager, Law Offices Tom R. Vestal, Carrollton, since 1997.

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, fishing, hiking.

Connections

Married Patricia Marie Blackwell, January 24, 1981. Children: Virginia Ann Hollingsworth, John Wallace Vestal, Douglas William Yancy.