I am a beer, trademark, TTB, and FDA attorney at Lehrman Beverage Law. I am also an avid fan of the craft beer and wine industries, and a proponent of the Drink Local Beer and Wine movements. Having grown up in Michigan, gone to school in Colorado, and lived in Arizona, I have grown to love the amazing craft breweries and wineries those states have to offer. I am now very excited to be in the greater Washington, DC, area where I am witnessing the craft beer scene explode before my eyes.
Craft breweries and wineries have distinctive needs that require specialized business skills and knowledge. Our technical computer education and background, experience in intellectual property law and civil litigation, and love of craft breweries and wineries make us uniquely situated to assist your business. Our firm can help your business protect the intellectual property rights you possess, including gaining intellectual property rights in your brewery and winery names, logos, and slogans, and helping to protect your trade secrets, such as beer or wine recipes or patentable innovations.
My love of craft breweries began during law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in Denver, Colorado, where I discovered the flourishing craft brewery scene in the state. Intrigued by the creative process that goes into beer design, I focused my studies on intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, copyrights, and other business law. After law school, my family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona. There, I headed the trademark division and worked as a patent attorney.
In 2011, my family relocated again to the Washington, DC, metropolitan area where I began working with breweries, pursuing my passion to work with the craft brewery, winery, and distillery industries. In 2013, I joined Lehrman Beverage Law.