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Katherine M. Pacynski

Katherine M. Pacynski

Pontiac, Michigan
(248) 292-2910

KATHERINE M. PACYNSKI gained admission to the State Bar of Michigan in November 2013, and she is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Pacynski graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering. While at the University of Michigan, she was also a member of the varsity cheerleading team, cheering on the Wolverines for football and basketball and competing in national collegiate cheerleading championships. Ms. Pacynski then earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Michigan State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While there, she served as a Managing Editor of the Michigan State Law Review. She was also the recipient of Jurisprudence Achievement Awards for the highest achieving student in Patent Application Preparation and Intellectual Property Practicum courses.

Ms. Pacynski began her career with the Dobrusin Law Firm in 2011 as a law clerk and is now an associate attorney. Her practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, filed in the U.S. and internationally, for a variety of technologies, with a number of clients involved in the chemical arts and the automotive industry.

Ms. Pacynski is the Recording Secretary of the Women's Bar Association, a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court, and a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2013
    • Law Review: Michigan State Law Review, Managing Editor
  • University of Michigan
    • B.S.E. cum laude - 2010
    • Major: Chemical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • Michigan Top Lawyers, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Women’s Bar Association, Recording Secretary
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Art&Soul of Oakland County