With deep regret we announce the passing of our senior and founding partner Ernie Brooks. Ernie and Jim started Brooks Kushman with five attorneys and three secretaries. Under Ernie`s guidance, it grew to a nationally recognized practice of over 50 lawyers and 60 support personnel. Ernie was a brilliant lawyer and had one of the finest legal minds in the Intellectual Property field. He was a larger than life figure who left an impression on everyone he met, and his sudden passing is felt deeply by those who loved and knew him. Our firm is committed to honoring his memory by continuing his life`s work through our firm. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they cope with their sudden loss. Funeral arrangements will be made available as soon as possible.