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Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
J.D., summa cum laude, 2019 
Michigan State Law Review, Managing Editor

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with high honors, 2014

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Intellectual Property, Franchise and Business Law Attorney

Tim is a registered patent attorney and member of Varnum’s Intellectual Property Team. His practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, trade secret law, copyright law, licensing, franchising, and other transactional and due diligence work. He is experienced with drafting patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, and legal memoranda for USPTO trademark opposition proceedings, as well as federal and state trademark registration applications.

In addition to his practice, Tim serves as the supervising attorney for the University of Detroit Mercy College of Law Trademark and Entrepreneur Clinic, which counsels small businesses and startups on how to best develop and protect their business and intellectual property rights.

Honors and Recognitions

Detroit Bar Association Pro Bono Awardee, 2021

State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, since 2020

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Detroit Bar Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Law Section

Community Involvement

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law: Trademark and Entrepreneur Clinic, Volunteer


Judge, MSU College of Law 1L Advocacy Competition, 2020

Osborn Business Association, “Intellectual Property for Small Business and Startups,” Summer 2021, Fall 2021

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