Brooks Kushman Lawyers Honored for Local Pro Bono Work

Friday, October 05, 2007

Brooks Kushman P.C.`s John S. LeRoy and Brian S. Tobin were recently honored for their voluntary pro bono work during the past year at the Annual State of the Court and Pro Bono Recognition Luncheon hosted by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

The gathering was held to honor the attorneys and law firms who have dedicated themselves to providing pro bono legal services on behalf of individuals in the Eastern District of Michigan who cannot otherwise afford legal services. According to the United States District Court, the luncheon served to recognize the lawyers that “enhance the positive perception of the judicial process through the selfless acts they perform for those less fortunate in our society.”

LeRoy and Tobin donated their time, expertise and services to jointly work on a case handed down by the Honorable Denise Page Hood.

LeRoy joined Brooks Kushman in 1999 and focuses his practice on patent litigation and appeals in the software, electrical and mechanical arts. He is a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, serving on the Litigation Discovery Committee and the E-Discovery Subcommittee.

He earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Buffalo in New York.

Tobin, who joined the firm in 2003 and focuses primarily on patent litigation, has been actively involved in many of the firm`s cases in this area. He is a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, serving on the Trade Secrets Committee.

He earned his juris doctor degree, master`s degree in construction engineering and management, and Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.