Press Releases | 02/16/2016

Brooks Kushman Appoints Shareholder Linda Mettes as 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

  • patent-litigation

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.Brooks Kushman Shareholder Linda Mettes has been selected to represent the firm as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2016 class of Fellows. This landmark program identifies, trains, and focuses on the development of the industry’s next generation of professional leaders.

The LCLD Fellows Program offers participants virtual and in-person training, peer-group projects and networking opportunities with LCLD’s top leadership and industry professionals alike.

“Brooks Kushman is proud to appoint a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow for a second year,” said President Mark Cantor. “Participation in the program not only promotes on-going development and leadership training for our shareholders’ professional growth, but enables our firm to gain insight on best practices and methods to achieve our firm’s diversity goals.”

Linda is a registered patent attorney and focuses on intellectual property litigation. She has handled cases in Federal courts across the country in a wide array of technologies including mechanical, electrical, chemical and pharmaceutical.

Linda has a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law where she graduated cum laude. She has been involved with mentoring and teaching during her entire career and is currently an adjunct professor at Michigan State University teaching patent litigation.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices across the nation, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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