Bloomfield Hills, July 24, 2019 — Fishman Stewart PLLC is pleased to announce that Melissa R. Atherton has been elevated from associate attorney to partner. Melissa is an accomplished trademark attorney with eight years of experience at Fishman Stewart. Melissa joined the firm in 2011 as a law clerk. She was promptly named an associate attorney in 2012.
Melissa focuses her practice on a wide range of intellectual property services in trademark and copyright law, including prosecution, clearance, enforcement, and litigation. Specifically, she helps clients develop trademark and copyright filing strategies and implement the same in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Melissa’s accomplishments have been noticed outside of the firm as well.
After only six years of practicing, Melissa was recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly “Up and Coming Lawyers,” and as a Dbusiness “Top Lawyer.” Additionally, Melissa was recently honored as a member of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2019.