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Burris Law Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers® Lists

Burris Law is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been included in the 2023 Best Lawyers in America® lists. Firm founder Kelly Burris was included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Patent Law. Attorneys George Patsarikas and Neal Sanborn were included in the 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ list for Intellectual Property Law. In addition, Kelly Burris was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Detroit for Patent Law. The full methodology…

Kelly Burris Profiled by Law.com for Its “How I Made It” Series

Burris Law founder Kelly Burris recently was profiled by Law.com for its “How I Made It” series. The article focuses on the path Kelly took to start her own law firm, one that embraces the values of diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and excellence.  In the interview, Kelly discusses the deciding factor in starting her own law firm, saying that founding her own firm meant that she “would have the freedom to make [her] own decisions and build [her]…

Burris Law Recognized in 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List

Burris Law PLLC  is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. Inclusion on the list is based on impressive ratings for professional excellence from clients and peers. The firm earned a metropolitan Tier 3 ranking for the city of Detroit in the area of Patent Law.  The 2022 edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127…

Burris Law Honored as a Diversity Focused Company by Corp! Magazine

Burris Law is pleased to announce that Corp! Magazine has selected the firm as a Diversity Focused Company honoree for its 2021 Salute to Diversity Awards.  Corp! Magazine is Michigan’s only statewide business publication dedicated to business owners and C-Suite leaders. The print and digital publications are a resource for Michigan businesses by providing breaking business news, COVID-19 guidelines, best practices, economic trends and everything a CEO needs to know. A small business itself, Corp! Magazine…

Kelly Burris Named to IAM Patent 1000

Burris Law founder, Kelly Burris, was recently recognized as one of the IAM Patent 1000, a list of the world's leading patent professionals for 2021. The IAM Patent 1000 is regarded as a definitive guide for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the U.S. Published by IAM, the list required exhaustive qualitative research to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions. To qualify firms worthy of the list, IAM…

Kelly Burris Recognized for Pro Bono Work by Chambers & Partners

Burris Law founder Kelly Burris was recognized by Chambers & Partners for her outstanding commitment to community service and pro bono work. Kelly received the title of “Highly Commended” in the category of Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, USA, Private Practice. The honor is part of the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021.  Below is what Chambers & Partners wrote about Kelly. Kelly is the owner and founder of Burris Law, PLLC.…

Kelly Burris to Moderate NAMWOLF Webinar Featuring Regional USPTO Director

Burris Law founder Kelly Burris will be moderating a webinar on the National Council for Expanding American Innovation for the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). The panel discussion will take place on June 15 from noon to 1:30 p.m. CT. The webinar, which is produced by NAMWOLF’s Intellectual Property Practice Area Committee, will feature speaker Damian Porcari, Director of the Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The National Council for Expanding American…

Burris Law Attorneys Named as Finalists in the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Burris Law is pleased to announce that firm founder and owner Kelly Burris and attorney Abha Fadipe have been named finalists in the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021. Kelly was named as a finalist in the category of “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year,” while Abha was named as a finalist in the category of “Future Leader.”  The Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021 shine a spotlight on role models…

Kelly Burris Named to list of Notable Women in Law 2021 by Crain’s Detroit

Kelly Burris, owner and founder of Burris Law, was recently named to the list of Notable Women in Law 2021 published by Crain’s Detroit Business. The attorneys featured were selected by a team of Crain’s Detroit Business editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community and mentorship of others.  Burris was recognized for her work in intellectual property law, including the writing of the patent application…

Kelly Burris Profiled in Law.com’s Mid-Market Report

Burris Law founder Kelly Burris was profiled by Law.com for its Mid-Market Report. The interview, which was published on April 2, spotlights the Detroit-based IP firm, its work, and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  "When I took a leap of faith in 2016 and left a partnership at a national law firm, I set out to establish a boutique IP law firm that promotes inclusion, and one way to do that is by hiring…