I am a partner at DunlapWeaver PLLC. My practice focuses primarily on civil litigation in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, internet / domain names, commercial transactions, government contracts, community associations, and bankruptcy law / creditor's rights, as well as trademark and copyright prosecution. I have represented local and national clients in federal and state court litigation matters, as well as in bankruptcy proceedings.
I have represented manufacturing companies in complex patent infringement matters, technology companies in trademark infringement matters, and copyright holders in infringement actions against the likes of Disney and ABC. In 2012, I made new law in Virginia by successfully arguing to the Virginia Supreme Court that a prevailing homeowner is entitled to recover attorneys' fees in a claim against a Homeowners Association that has violated the provisions of its own governing documents.
I attended law school at The George Washington University Law School where I graduated in the top third of my class. At GW, I served as a student teacher of legal research and writing and an articles editor for the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, and I currently work as an adjunct professor of scholarly writing working with law students on the AIPLA Quarterly Journal. I previously worked for a D.C. firm that specializes in litigation and legislative policy work in the areas of copyright and constitutional law.
I am admitted to practice in the following courts and jurisdictions:
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Tax Court