Susan M. Kornfield - Bodman PLC

Susan M. Kornfield

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Ms. Kornfield assists clients in intellectual property matters, including information systems acquisition, copyrights, trademarks, e-commerce, noncompete agreements and other post employment restrictions, and protection against economic espionage. She handles transactional and litigation matters and has been lead counsel in national intellectual property litigation.

She has been selected as an expert witness, mediator, and arbitrator in intellectual property disputes. She serves on an Advisory Committee to Stanford University on matters involving libraries and academic information resources, and lectures at universities, legal conferences, and business workshops on IP issues. Ms. Kornfield has authored several articles about intellectual property law.

Ms. Kornfield is a member of numerous national, state, and local bar associations and committees relating to technology law, intellectual property law, and entertainment law.

Ms. Kornfield is the Chair of Bodman's Intellectual Property Practice Group. She is co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, having great responsibility for establishing the firm's pro bono program and dedicating approximately more than 10,000 hours to pro bono work since becoming a lawyer. She has also served as a member of the firm's Executive Committee for many years.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
  • Indiana University School of Law-BloomingtonJ.D. 1982

    Office Location

    201 South Division Street, Suite 400
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    United States


    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2017 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Ann Arbor Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Copyright Law of the Ann Arbor Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the Ann Arbor Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Ann Arbor Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Copyright Law of the Ann Arbor Metro Area
    Susan M. Kornfield has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Susan M. Kornfield has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Susan M. Kornfield has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Susan M. Kornfield has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Susan M. Kornfield has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

    Practice Areas

    Copyright Law
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Patent
    Technology Law (Biotechnology, Corporate, Entrepreneurial, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Litigation, Outsourcing, Privacy, Transactions)
    Trademark Law

    Other Information

    Gender: Female