Press Releases | 06/29/2017

Linda Mettes Appointed LCLD City Lead


SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Linda Mettes was recently appointed as the as the Detroit City Lead  by the Fellows Alumni of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as part of their Diversity Program Development Committee. LCLD is a national organization committed to advancing diversity issues in the legal profession and preparing the future generation of diverse legal professionals for positions of leadership.  Mettes is an alum of the 2016 class of LCLD Diversity Fellows, which offers participants virtual and in-person training, peer-group projects and networking opportunities.

As City Lead, Mettes will be responsible for tailoring programming towards region specific interests and industries, specifically programming that targets Detroit.  Mettes is dedicated to both fostering relationships amongst current LCLD members and growing LCLD participation in the Detroit area.

Mettes will also help facilitate access to role models and support for diverse legal professionals in the Detroit community. In regards to the new position, she said, “I am honored to be selected as the Detroit City Lead. LCLD is a superb program, and I am excited to help grow and support the LCLD Detroit community.”  Mettes encourages any companies, law firms or diverse legal professionals to reach out to her to learn more about the benefits of participation in LCLD.

Mettes 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. Mettes also has a significant amount of experience on the damages side, for both plaintiffs and defendants. She has written articles and spoken at legal seminars on damages topics. Mettes has also successfully precluded damage claims on behalf of defendants, and defended the client`s ability to advance significant damage claims on behalf of plaintiffs.

Linda has a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law where she graduated cum laude, and a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering from the University of Illinois. She has been involved with mentoring and teaching throughout her career, and is currently an adjunct professor teaching patent litigation at Michigan State University.

To learn more about the LCLD and the leadership of the Fellows program, click here.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman is a leading IP and technology law firm with offices across the nation. It 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 IP professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of its 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, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

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