Press Releases | 11/05/2013

Four Brooks Kushman Attorneys Recognized as “2014 Top Lawyers”

Team Contact: John Halan , Mark Cantor


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Recognized as leading Detroit lawyers, four Brooks Kushman attorneys were named to Dbusiness magazine`s “2014 Top Lawyers” list. Firm President Mark A. Cantor, Shareholder John M. Halan, Shareholder Kristin L. Murphy, and Associate Brian C. Doughty were all named to the Metro Detroit list.

“Kristin, John, Brian and I are all honored to be recognized by our peers and to be named among the leading Metro Detroit lawyers is very rewarding,” Cantor said. “Congratulations to all of the 2014 honorees.”

Based on thousands of peer-reviewed surveys, Brooks Kushman`s attorneys were nominated in specialty categories, which include:

  • Mark A. Cantor: Litigation – Intellectual Property;
  • Kristin L. Murphy: Intellectual Property and Patent Law, and Litigation Intellectual Property;
  • John M. Halan: Litigation – Patents; and
  • Brian C. Doughty: Intellectual Property and Patent Law.

This is the sixth year Brooks Kushman attorneys have been recognized on DBusiness magazine`s Top Lawyers list.
According to DBusiness magazine, the “2014 Top Lawyers” listing is based on more than 18,000 surveys from attorneys in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties. The respondents were asked to rate the top lawyers within 47 legal specialized practice areas.

About Brooks Kushman:

Established in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a nationally ranked intellectual property (IP) and technology focused law firm with offices across the nation. The firm has more than 70 lawyers and agents specializing in various disciplines. Brooks Kushman has a reputation for providing leading IP strategy and counseling with a focus on the business objectives of its clients and represents clients across many industries with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is recognized by a number of leading legal publications and resources, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, IP Law & Business magazine and the Law360 organization. For more information, please visit

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