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Kristen Pursley

Kristen Pursley

Managing Shareholder, The Dobrusin Law Firm

North America

Ms. Pursley practices patent, trademark, and copyright law at the Dobrusin Law Firm in Pontiac Michigan. She was previously employed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the office of Intellectual Property and Venture Development and as a corporate paralegal at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto, California. Ms. Pursley is a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, the Chair of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation and currently serves as the treasurer of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court She provides pro bono legal services through the Michigan Women’s Foundation volunteer network and is a Business Advisory Board Member at the Macomb-OU INCubator. Kristen also sits on the board for the Encore Performing Arts Center. Ms. Pursley represents clients who are tier-one suppliers for the automotive industry, medical diagnostic and device manufacturers, and consumer product and packaging producers. Ms. Pursley was a Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2013 Women in the Law honoree, a SuperLawyers® Rising Star for 2013-2017, a Best Lawyer in Patent Law for 2016-2017, a dbusiness Top Lawyer for 2017, and a member of the Oakland County Executive’s 40 Under 40 class of 2015.

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