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Akinwunmi Dada Doherty

Akinwunmi Dada Doherty

also known as Akins Doherty

Practice areas:

Patent Application, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Business

About Me

I am a former scientist turned trial and patent attorney and a named inventor in a U.S. Patent. My scientific research background and legal training shape my approach to problem solving, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation. I love being in the courtroom and trying cases, as this is my calling.

I was a member of my law school's moot court team and represented my law school in national competitions. I was a finalist in the 2009 Ben J. Altheimer moot court tournament. I combine reverse engineering, scientific, and legal pedagogy in developing my problem-solving and trial strategy, which, I believe, predominates over strategies employed by opposing counsel. 

While I generally approach resolution of disputes with a calm demeanor, my no-nonsense, fight-till-the end demeanor is typically awakened by opposing parties who are stoic at heart or who are stubbornly litigious. When necessary, it is in me to use every available arsenal provided by the law to legally bludgeon opposing parties to submission. 

I am experienced in the following areas:
General civil litigation involving personal injury, intellectual property, insurance bad faith, and products liability;
Searching for prior art and drafting patentability opinions;
Drafting provisional and nonprovisional patent applications involving mechanical devices, chemical compositions, nanotecnology, and business methods;
Filing trademark and copyright applications and prosecuting them to issuance;
Advising small business clients on business formation and intellectual property strategy and protection;
Advising inventors, musicians, entertainers, authors, and poets on how best to protect and maximize their intellectual property portfolio;
Experienced in handling spoliation cases.


Languages Spoken: English, Yoruba

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Patent Application: 40%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Lawrence Orta

    I endorse Mr. Doherty in the area of patent law. Mr. Doherty brings a high level of professionalism and an attention to detail to all his cases, which is extremely important in the practice of patent law.


    Lawrence Orta Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • B. Chase Mangiapane

    Mr. Doherty is a superb attorney. I highly recommend him.


    B. Mangiapane Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2250 North Druid Hills Road, NE
Suite 237
Atlanta, GA, 30329



GAActive Member in Good Standing 201108/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Doherty Law Firm2014 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of the International Bone and Mineral SocietyDahl salt-sensitive rats develop hypovitaminosis D and hyperparathyroidism when fed a standard diet.2005
Journal of NutritionDahl Salt-Sensitive Rats Excrete 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Into Urine2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas - Little RockLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Columbus State UniversityChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science2000