Last year, the Dobrusin Law Firm continued its long-standing presence in the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court when two firm shareholders assumed leadership positions — Kristen Pursley served as president for 2021-2022, and Daniela Walters was the Events Chair. At the organization’s recent annual dinner, the two completed their successful terms, with Kristen transitioning off the Executive Committee.
Under Kristen’s exceptional leadership, the organization had a remarkably successful year, despite the challenges of the pandemic. Her involvement with the Inn is just one example of her commitment to the legal profession in Michigan; she also serves as the current president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation and is a past president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and the Women’s Bar Association.
For 2022-2023, Daniela will step onto the Inn’s Executive Committee as Vice-President and Programming Chair. Besides her contributions to the legal community, she helps improve Pontiac’s business community as a co-founder, past president, and current board member of Main Street Pontiac. She looks forward to celebrating ten years of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court and enhancing the organization’s programming.
Daniela planned the Inn’s annual dinner at Detroit’s Gem Theater with Dobrusin Law Firm colleagues Erin Klug, Eric Hydorn, and Bryan Lemanski to further represent the firm at the lovely event.
The Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court was founded in 2012 as part of the Richard Linn Inn Alliance to promote excellence in legal advocacy under the Professional Creed of the American Inns of Court. It comprises lawyers, legal educators, judges, and students with a shared commitment to this goal.