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Fishman Stewart announces addition of seasoned attorneys Kimberly McLean and Tracy Zawaski

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Troy, Mich.—June 27, 2024—Intellectual property specialty law firm Fishman Stewart PLLC, is pleased to announce the expansion of their firm with the addition of two experienced attorneys, Kimberly McLean and Tracy Zawaski. The announcement was made by Michael Stewart, managing partner of Fishman Stewart.

McLean focuses on patent prosecution and counseling in the electrical arts, including technology areas of software, cloud computing, blockchain, multimedia systems and applications, autonomous vehicles, and more. As a former primary patent examiner, she has knowledge of the inside workings of the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and understands how to achieve success with the PTO. She is admitted to the State Bar of Maryland. Outside of her work as an attorney, she is an engaged member of the Junior League of Baltimore.

Zawaski started her career as an associate attorney at Fishman Stewart and is pleased to return.

Her practice focuses primarily on trademarks, copyrights and computer law. For nearly 25 years, she has worked extensively on domestic and international trademark prosecution and contentious matters, trademark opinions, copyrights and counseling on trade secrets and trademarks. She also offers expertise in trademark enforcement and litigation, license agreements, and brand enforcements, among other trademark and IP law practices.

Zawaski is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, Illinois Bar, S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Michigan Bar, and S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP). Outside of her law practice, she enjoys spending her spare time volunteering with pet rescues, engaging in community nonprofits and gardening.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kimberly and celebrate the return of Tracy to the firm,” Stewart said.  “Both Kimberly and Tracy have extensive intellectual property expertise, which enhances our ability to deliver the best service and expertise to protect our clients’ creativity. We look forward to their contributions and continued growth.”

About Fishman Stewart PLLC

Fishman Stewart helps turn client creativity into valuable intellectual capital. Since its founding in 1996, the firm has obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademark registrations and represented clients in hundreds of cases in Federal Court. As strategic advisers to CEOs and senior executives, Fishman Stewart attorneys develop IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies to safeguard their business assets throughout the world. To discover how Fishman Stewart leverages intellectual property to effectively increase enterprise value, visit