Patricia graduated with a B.A. in English from Calvin College. She earned her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a graduate of the MSU Law Trial Practice Institute, and worked as a summer associate at Smith Haughey drafting motions and trial court briefs. She also gained experience in online defamation assessments while interning at a small boutique firm in Traverse City. While earning her J.D. she focused her studies on intellectual property law. In 2013 she had the opportunity to travel to Croatia where she studied internet law and international copyright law within the European Union.
Patricia works primarily with businesses to support their wide-ranging business needs, along with their intellectual property requirements. She assists with trademark applications, monitoring, and enforcement, as well as general inquiries related to licensing, copyrights and contractual agreements.
A Grand Rapids native, Patty is happy to be back in the area. When she is not in the office she enjoys cooking, traveling, sailing, and exploring West Michigan with her dog Walter.
Juniper Capital, In-House Counsel, 2017-2018
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Associate Attorney, 2015-2016
Traverse Legal, Virtual Clerk (2014-2015)
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Summer Associate (2014)
Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office, Summer Extern (2013)
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Legal Intern (2011)
News and Publications
April 24 2019
Business Law Seminar: Basics for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
March 01 2018
Smith Haughey Welcomes Three Attorneys to its Lakeshore and Grand Rapids Offices
•Detroit Red Wings Training Camp, volunteer (2011, 2013, 2014)
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