Carina M. Kraatz



Carina M. Kraatz is an associate principal in the firm’s Detroit office. She focuses her practice on commercial and construction litigation as well as intellectual property and bankruptcy issues. Ms. Kraatz’s intellectual property practice includes patent and trademark prosecution and litigation on a variety of issues including image misappropriation and infringement. She also works with the firm’s healthcare business/regulation practice on a variety of business and technical issues.

Ms. Kraatz received her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in Detroit, Michigan and her LL.B from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in Ontario, Canada.

Ms. Kraatz is admitted to the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Michigan as well as being registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She has also litigated matters in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana as well as Iowa state and federal courts.

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May, 2019 - Recent Highlights
Carina Kraatz Speaks to International Audience on “AI: The Benevolent Attack on Privacy?”, Las Vegas
March, 2019 - Recent Highlights
Carina Kraatz Receives Pro Bono Honors for Serving in the United States Bankruptcy Court
January, 2019 - Community Involvement, Recent Highlights, News Releases
Kitch in the Community - January 2019

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Issues
  • Construction Contracts
  • General Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Healthcare Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Law and Business Structure
  • Business Transaction Disputes
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Construction Disputes
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property/Trademark

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(313) 965-7648  Phone
University Attended:
Wayne State University, B.A., 2006
Law School Attended:
University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law, J.D., 2009; University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 2009
Year of First Admission:
regitered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 2010, Michigan

Membership & Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Oakland County Bar Association

Consumer Bankruptcy Association

National Association of Women in Construction

Detroit Bar Association - pro bono/access to justice and barrister's sub-committees

American Intellectual Property Law Association - trademark sub-committee

Federal Bar Association

Building Owners and Managers Association

Engineering Society of Detroit


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