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Fishman Stewart attorneys continue their run of legal excellence with recognition from DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2023

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Troy, Mich. —November 21, 2022—Intellectual property law firm Fishman Stewart PLLC is pleased to announce that three firm attorneys have again been named to DBusiness magazine’s annual Top Lawyers list for 2023. DBusiness distributed an online peer-review survey to certified lawyers within the metro Detroit area to seek out excellence in the legal field. Inclusion in Top Lawyers is based solely upon one’s peer group standing.

The following attorneys were credited with excellence in the following Top Lawyers categories:

  • Maxwell Goss: 2023 Top Lawyer in ‘Intellectual Property & Patent Law’ and ‘Litigation – Intellectual Property’
    A litigation and trial lawyer, partner Maxwell Goss brings forceful advocacy and creative solutions to intellectual property and business cases in Michigan and around the country. Max represents businesses and innovators in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, medical device, media, hospitality, HR, and automotive.


  • Douglas P. LaLone: 2023 Top Lawyer in ‘Intellectual Property & Patent Law’
    A patent attorney, engineer and strategic advisor for 31 years, Doug LaLone chairs the firm’s Strategic IP Practice Group, counseling portfolio companies, private equity, and venture capital firms on intellectual property strategies, due diligence and portfolio management, with a passion for helping companies increase their enterprise value by identifying, securing and leveraging their intellectual capital.


  • Barbara L. Mandell: 2023 Top Lawyer in ‘Litigation – Intellectual Property’
    Partner Barbara Mandell has over 35 years of experience in complex litigation. Her practice is focused on litigating, arbitrating and counseling her clients on patent, trademark and licensing matters as well as antitrust law.


In addition to DBusiness Top Lawyers accolades, the three were named 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2023 Best Lawyers® earlier this year.

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