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Seven Dobrusin Attorneys Recognized by DBusiness Top Lawyers

At The Dobrusin Law Firm, we’re incredibly proud of our reputation for excellence and the esteem we’ve earned from our peers.

A primary indicator of our commitment to providing effective legal guidance in the realms of patentability, infringement, trademark registrability, copyrights, and beyond is our ongoing recognition from industry-leading entities like DBusiness Magazine: Detroit’s Premier Business Journal.

This year, DBusiness named seven of our attorneys to their list of Top Lawyers. Those attorneys and their areas of recognition are:

Eric Dobrusin – Intellectual Property and Patent Law

Eric Dobrusin, with over 30 years of experience, focuses on patent counseling and prosecution, particularly in materials science, biomedical, food processing, and automotive technologies. He’s also a respected author in the field and has played key roles in intellectual property dispute resolution. Recognized for his contributions, he has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his entire career, including being named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Hall of Fame in 2023.

Kristen Pursley – Intellectual Property and Patent Law

Kristen Pursley, Managing Shareholder at The Dobrusin Law Firm, is a highly recognized attorney focusing on patent, trademark, and copyright law. She is known for her practical problem-solving approach, extensive client base in automotive, medical, and consumer product industries, and her leadership roles in various legal associations and community organizations.

Erin Klug – Intellectual Property and Patent Law

Erin Klug is an attorney focusing on patent, trademark, and copyright law, serving clients across various industries. With a practical approach, she offers strategic counsel, excelling in translating complex technical concepts for business purposes. Erin’s expertise and cost-conscious approach have earned her recognition from publications like WTR 1000 and Crain’s Detroit Business.

Katherine Pacynski – Intellectual Property and Patent Law

Katherine Pacynski, a meticulous patent attorney, focuses on mechanical, chemical, and materials science, particularly nonwoven materials, consumer goods, and automotive applications. With a clear, straightforward approach and strong attention to detail, she helps her clients navigate patent processes and develop their intellectual property portfolios. Katie’s background in chemical engineering and her commitment to community involvement make her a well-rounded and trusted advisor in the field.

Paul Palinski – Intellectual Property and Patent Law

Paul Palinski, a registered Patent Attorney, focuses his legal practice on patent counseling and strategic prosecution, particularly in mechanical, electromechanical, and biomedical technologies. With a background in Manufacturing Operations and Mechanical Engineering, he serves a diverse clientele, ranging from multinational corporations to individual inventors. Prior to his legal career, Paul worked as an automotive engineer, contributing to the design and quality of interior and exterior automotive components.

Daniela Walters – Intellectual Property and Patent Law

Daniela Walters, an experienced attorney with expertise in intellectual property, focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and IP agreements. Focusing on mechanical and electromechanical fields, she serves a wide range of clients, from startups to established corporations. Daniela’s background in engineering and practical experience as an automotive engineer enable her to provide valuable counsel to clients across various industries. Beyond her legal career, Daniela is passionate about community development, historic preservation, and promoting STEAM education.

Rebecca Wilson – Copyright Law

Becky Wilson focuses her practice on helping businesses build, protect, and enforce their brands, focusing on copyright protection and trademark prosecution. Her extensive background, including working for a Tier 1 automotive supplier, positions her to understand and address various industries’ needs and risks. Clients appreciate her cost-conscious and direct communication style, which delivers actionable legal solutions tailored to their specific objectives.

The Recognition of Our Peers

The DBusiness Top Lawyers list is based on peer-review surveys completed by certified lawyers in the Metro Detroit area. Inclusion in this impressive group is based solely on the input of our peers, which denotes a weighty professional and personal honor.


Earning the recognition of our peers in the legal field speaks to our professionalism, legal standards, and ethics – values that guide our firm and our practice. Peer recognition is one of the sincerest forms of recognition, which makes the inclusion of many of our attorneys in the DBusiness Top Lawyers designation that much more meaningful.

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