Kornfield named a 'Michigan Lawyer of the Year' 2022

Susan M. Kornfield from Bodman’s Ann Arbor office has been named a Michigan Lawyer of the Year – Litigation-Intellectual Property for 2022 by the publisher of The Best Lawyers in America.

Kornfield focuses her practice on high profile, sophisticated transactions and litigation in the patent, trademark, copyright, industrial design rights, trade secret, unfair competition, and technology-related spheres.  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. Kornfield has authored several articles about intellectual property law; and is  a member of numerous national, state, and local bar associations and committees relating to computer law, intellectual property law, and entertainment law. 

Kornfield is Chair of Bodman's Intellectual Property Practice Group, co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, and served for many years as a member of the Executive Committee. 

She is the recipient of two of the State Bar of Michigan’s most prestigious awards, the 2014 John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award for significant pro bono contributions and the 2017 Intellectual Property Section Excellence in IP Award for leadership and achievement in the field of IP Law.