Daniela M. Walters

Daniela M. Walters

Daniela M. Walters is registered with the U.S Patent & Trademark Office and gained admission to the State Bar of Michigan in November 2015.

Daniela earned her Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School, graduating cum laude in May 2015. While in law school, she was involved with Wayne State’s Patent Procurement Clinic, Student Trial Advocacy Team, Student Board of Governors, and the Wayne Intellectual Property Student Association.

Daniela earned a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 2010. Before that, she graduated cum laude from Kettering University in 2007, with both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. At graduation from Kettering University, she received the President’s Medal.

Outside the office, Daniela serves on the Mainstreet Pontiac Board of Directors and is a member of both the Women’s Bar Association for Oakland County and the Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. She was first selected as a SuperLawyers® Rising Star for 2017.

Before practicing law and joining The Dobrusin Law Firm, Daniela was an engineer in the automotive industry where she was involved with the various stages in vehicle development and manufacturing. In her engineering roles, she was responsible for tooling, manufacturing processes, productivity, and ergonomics.


Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2015
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude – May, 2015
    • Honors: Wayne State’s Patent Procurement Clinic
    • Honors: Student Trial Advocacy Team
    • Honors: Student Board of Governors
    • Honors: Wayne Intellectual Property Student Association
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn
    • M.S.E.
    • Major: Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn
    • M.B.A.
  • Kettering University
    • B.S. cum laude – 2007
    • Honors: President’s Medal
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering
    • Major: Industrial Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2020 to present
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly™ Up & Coming Lawyers, 2019
  • SuperLawyers® Rising Star (Michigan), 2017 to present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Member
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board member for Mainstreet Pontiac