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Month: August 2019

Dobrusin Law Firm Recognized as One of Detroit’s 100 Cool Places to Work

We are delighted to announce that Crain’s Detroit Business named the Dobrusin Law Firm one of the Detroit area’s 100 Cool Places to Work. The firm is honored to be recognized and is humbled to know that employee feedback played a heavy role in Dobrusin’s appearance on the list. A casual working environment, support of professional business development, opportunities to contribute to the community, encouragement to take on leadership roles in various organizations, and flexibility to work remotely are noted as just a few of the stand-out demonstrations of the culture that makes Dobrusin an exceptional employer.

Celebrating the firm’s 20th anniversary year, Dobrusin founding partner Eric Dobrusin reflected on his original vision for the firm’s culture and how he sees it reflected today. “I am very proud of this accomplishment. It has taken many years, a lot of trial and error, and the energy and creativity of all team members to define our working environment. It is gratifying to learn our team has valued these efforts and embraces the cultural values of the law firm,” said Eric.

The firm shares its pride with 99 other outstanding “Cool Places” in the Detroit area, each demonstrating cultures and initiatives that encourage us to do and be even better. Thank you for your shared commitments to making the Detroit area a place that attracts employees that push us to the highest levels of coolness!

The Crain’s Detroit criteria for inclusion is determined based on information about the nominees’ benefits and policies and feedback provided by employees about workplace culture, company leadership, and other aspects of the nominees’ work environments.


The Dobrusin Law Firm congratulates Eric Dobrusin, Daniel Aleksynas, and Kristen Pursley on their inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©. The honor reflects the exceptional legal representation they provide our clients every day.

Eric Dobrusin, a founder and shareholder of the firm, has more than thirty years of experience in intellectual property law. He focuses his practice in patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution, with particular emphasis in the fields of materials science, biomedical technologies, and automotive technologies. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers® each year since 2007.

Daniel Aleksynas, also a shareholder, prosecutes domestic patent applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as well as applications filed internationally, with an emphasis on automotive technologies and medical devices. He initially appeared in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 edition.

Kristen Pursley is the Firm’s managing shareholder and represents tier-one automotive suppliers, medical diagnostic and device manufacturers, and consumer product and packaging producers in intellectual property matters. She has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© annually since 2016.

Please join us in congratulating Eric, Dan, and Kristen for their Best Lawyers® honors!


Daniela Walters Receives Main Street Oakland County’s 2019 Community Influencer Award

A proud business in the heart of Pontiac, the Dobrusin Law Firm is delighted to recognize shareholder Daniela Walters who recently received the Community Influencer Award at Main Street Oakland County’s annual awards celebration. Daniela and 14 other businesses and individuals received accolades for their efforts to preserve and energize their business and civic communities.

Daniela was honored with this award for her contributions to the City of Pontiac and Oakland County.  She is a co-founder and President of Main Street Pontiac which is a 501c3 non-profit advocating for and fostering a vibrant, safe, and historic downtown Pontiac.  She has worked with her fellow board members on creating grant programs in downtown, such as the Façade grant program to provide funding resources to renovate historic buildings; collaborative clean-up efforts throughout the year; community-friendly programming such the Phoenix Races and Hauntiac; and continuing already existing programs such as Canvas Pontiac.  She also plays an active role in Flagstar Bank’s Pontiac’s Big Idea Grant Program which provides Pontiac-based small businesses with $10,000 grants to either establish or expand.

“I know of no volunteer community leader more deserving of this honor than Daniela,” says Eric Dobrusin of The Dobrusin Law Firm. “Daniela has poured her heart and soul, working tirelessly, and often anonymously, into most nights, toward improving downtown Pontiac and the lives of its residents and workers.”

Main Street Oakland County held its inaugural awards event in 2004 to recognize businesses and individuals impacting the areas of design, economic restructuring, organization, and promotion. This year’s gala, themed “Main Street Radio Hour,” recognized accomplishments in multiple categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year: Chris Halas, Farmington
  • Local Leader of the Year: Angela Lemon, Holly
  • Board Member of the Year: Valerie Glander, Clawson
  • Business Owner of the Year: Andy Gilbert, Berkley
  • Celebrating Main Street: Hauntiac, Pontiac
  • On a Shoestring: Downtown Placemaking Pedestrian Alley, Ferndale
  • Out in the Open: Flint Street Alleyway, Lake Orion
  • Telling Your Story: E-Newsletters, Lake Orion
  • Game Changer: Downtown Shopping Bags, Berkley
  • Game Changer: Witches Night Out, Ortonville
  • Preservation Action: Vince Iafano and Cari Cucksey
  • Community Influencer: Daniela Walters, Dobrusin and Pamela Hansen and Elina Costello, Franklin
  • Program on the Rise: Lathrup Village

The event was sponsored by ITC, A Fortis Company; SMART; Genisys Credit Union; the Oakland County Business Finance Corp.; McLaren Oakland; The Dobrusin Law Firm; and Turner Restoration. To learn more, please visit Main Street Oakland County.

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29 W. Lawrence St.
Suite 210
Pontiac, MI 48342

Phone: 248-292-2920
Fax: 248-292-2910
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