Press Releases | 05/20/2024

Brooks Kushman Welcomes New Summer Associates


ROYAL OAK, MichiganBrooks Kushman is excited to welcome Alex Turk, Brett Hostert, Hope Techlin, Madeline Kopp, and Tia Smith as our newest Summer Associates!

Alex Turk is a current master’s student, working on his MS in Information Systems from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He also earned his BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He will be attending Michigan State University College of Law this fall. Alex will be primarily working with our patent prosecution group.

Brett Hostert just completed his 1L summer at the University of Michigan Law School. He earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. Brett will primarily work with our patent prosecution group.

Hope Techlin is an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, studying Electrical Engineering with a minor focus in Art and Design. She will be working primarily with our litigation group.

Madeline Kopp just completed her 2L at Rutgers Law School. She earned her BS in Global Cultural Studies Program in Literature/Policy Journalism and a certificate in Media Studies from Duke University.

Tia Smith is in her 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She earned her BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Michigan State University.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Founded in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. has built a national reputation as a premier intellectual property and technology law firm. We accomplish this with the understanding that the most effective IP solutions come from putting great minds together—our clients and our own. With offices in Michigan, California, Washington D.C., and Nevada, we forge strong relationships with corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, and leading universities across the country.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 Corporations across a variety of industries among its clients. Our attorneys have a deep understanding and broad range of experience in a variety of industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail. We are also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including, Best Lawyers, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and World Trademark Review. For more information, please visit

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