Steed joins the firm’s Appellate Litigation practice area. He has substantial experience representing clients in both state and federal appellate courts across the nation and has acted as lead counsel in a variety of those matters. A former English professor, he also frequently assists clients and co-counsel with brief writing – both on appeal and in pre- and post-trial motion practice. Steed is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2009); the University of Nevada Las Vegas (Ph.D., English & American Literature, 2004); the University of Idaho (M.F.A., Creative Writing, 1999) and Brigham Young University (B.A., 1995). He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and American Constitution Society.
Funston joins the firm’s Intellectual Property practice area. He has extensive experience helping companies identify and protect their intellectual property in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, electronics, computer and software. Not limiting his practice to IP law, Funston also serves in the Air Force Reserve as a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG), providing legal assistance in many areas including: military justice, contracts and family law. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., 2010) and Michigan State University (B.S., with honors, 2003). He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Dallas Bar Association.
About Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
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