We are pleased to announce that five of our attorneys have been included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in three categories – Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year,” and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. These honors are a testament to their superior legal skills, professionalism, and dedication to our valued clients.
Founding shareholder Eric Dobrusin was awarded the 2021 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” distinction for patent law – the fourth time since 2014. Eric devotes his practice to intellectual property law, patent counseling, and strategic patent prosecution, with a concentration in materials science, biomedical technologies, and automotive technologies. He has appeared on the Best Lawyers list each year since 2007.
Managing shareholder Kristen Pursley was once again named to the 2021 Best Lawyers list. Kristen focuses on intellectual property law and counsels clients that include tier-one automotive suppliers, medical diagnostic and device manufacturers, and consumer product and packaging companies. She has been included on the Best Lawyers list annually since 2016.
Additionally, shareholders Katherine Pacynski, Paul Palinski, and Daniela Walters were named to the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which recognizes extraordinary attorneys who have been in private practice for less than ten years. All are intellectual property practitioners.
- Katie focuses her practice on mechanical, chemical, and materials science arts, with emphasis on nonwoven materials and automotive components.
- Paul concentrates in patent counseling and strategic patent prosecution, specifically mechanical, electromechanical, and biomedical technologies.
- Daniela handles intellectual property counseling and prosecution matters, particularly those involving mechanical, manufacturing, software, and electromechanical technologies.
Please join us in congratulating our friends and colleagues on their Best Lawyers awards!