Kristen L. Pursley

Kristen L. Pursley

Managing Shareholder
Location:
Pontiac, Michigan
Phone:
248-292-3988
Fax:
(248) 292-2910
Email:

KRISTEN L. PURSLEY is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Ms. Pursley graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Ms. Pursley was previously employed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the office of Intellectual Property and Venture Development and as a corporate paralegal at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto, California. Ms. Pursley is a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, a Past President of the Women’s Bar Association and a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court. She provides pro bono legal services through the Michigan Women's Foundation volunteer network and is a Business Advisory Board Member at the Macomb-OU INCubator. Kristen also sits on the board for the Encore Performing Arts Center which oversees the Flagstar Strand Theater in Pontiac and is a Trustee for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation.

Ms. Pursley is the managing shareholder at the Dobrusin Law Firm and represents clients who are tier-one suppliers for the automotive industry, medical diagnostic and device manufacturers, and consumer product and packaging producers. Ms. Pursley was a Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in the Law honoree, a SuperLawyers® Rising Star for 2013-2017, a Best Lawyer in Patent Law for 2016-2017, a dbusiness Top Lawyer for 2017, and a member of the Oakland County Executive’s 40 Under 40 class of 2015. She is also a recent graduate of Leadership Oakland and is an Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow.

Kristen co-authored with Eric Dobrusin, Ronald Krasnow and Daniel Aleksynas "Intellectual Property Culture: Strategy and Compliance."

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Michigan State University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Biology

Published Works

  • Co-authored with Eric Dobrusin, Ronald Krasnow and Daniel Aleksynas "Intellectual Property Culture: Strategy and Compliance."

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly™ Women in the Law, 2013
  • SuperLawyers® Rising Star, 2013-2015
  • Oakland County Executive’s 40 Under 40 class of 2015
  • Best Lawyer in Patent Law for 2016-2017
  • dbusiness Top Lawyers 2017
  • Graduate of Leadership Oakland

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Immediate Past President
  • Women’s Bar Association, President
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Michigan Women's Foundation volunteer network
  • Business Advisory Board Member at the Macomb-OU INCubator
  • Board for the Encore Performing Arts Center which oversees the Flagstar Strand Theater in Pontiac
  • Board member for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation