My practice primarily focuses on assisting clients with intellectual property matters. Outside of the courtroom, I have represented clients with matters involving
I regularly represent parties in trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
I also have assisted clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings, and with drafting and recording conservation easements and forming corporate entites.
I have experience with complex litigation matters in both federal and state courts. From drafting the initial pleadings, to navigating discovery and procedural issues, through closing argument at trial, I have assisted clients with every aspect of civil litigation in various types of cases, including:
I am admitted to practice in the appellate and trial courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
I graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law with a J.D. and hold a B.S. in Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University. While in law school, I served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology and received a Certificate in Intellectual Property. Before entering private practice, I served as judicial clerk to the Hon. F. G. Rockwell, III, a Circuit Court Judge in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2010||10/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star - Intellectual Property||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2014|
|Counsel||Christian & Barton, LLP||2019 - Present|
|Attorney||ThorsenAllen LLP||2017 - 2019|
|Of Counsel||Lee Stephens law, PLC||2015 - 2017|
|Associate||Spotts Fain, PC||2011 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Chesterfield County Circuit Court||2011 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association||President||N/A|
|Thomas Jefferson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court||President||N/A|
|LinkedIn Post||Why Federal Trademark Registrations Are Better Than Unicorns||2017|
|LinkedIn Post||Hippopotovoluminomarko... at the Federal Circuit? Poppycock!||2016|
|Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace||Chapter 6. What May Be Protected by Copyright: Unique and Specific Applications of Copyright Law Online||2016|
|LinkedIn Post||Extreme Trademarks Need More Than Words||N/A|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|30th Annual Intellectual Property Seminar||Litigating IP Cases in the Eastern District of Virginia||2018|
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