Intellectual property work is becoming a bigger part of Warner Norcross & Judd’s law practice in Southfield.
The Grand Rapids-based law firm, the third-largest in the state, has had a sizable office in Southfield for the last decade. That office has handled mostly business law work, such as contract work.
It is growing the Southfield office with the addition of a handful of new intellectual property attorneys. It has hired three over the last eight months, bringing the Southfield office’s number of attorneys to 35.
“It looks like we will bring two more on board in the next month or so,” says Greg DeGrazia, intellectual property attorney for Warner Norcross & Judd. He adds, “We are ramping up our IP services on this side of the state.”
Warner Norcross & Judd has a total of 220 attorneys on its payroll, including 25 in its intellectual property practice. Its new hires are taking on more technology work not only in the local automotive industry, but also for companies in other fields, such as Dow-Corning and the band KISS.
“We do all industries,” DeGrazia says. “We have a lot of East Coast companies.”
Source: Greg DeGrazia, intellectual property attorney for Warner Norcross & Judd
Writer: Jon Zemke
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