5 Rader, Fishman & Grauer Attorneys Named Super Lawyers


BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Attorneys R. Terrance Rader, Michael D. Fishman, Glenn E. Forbis, Kristin L. Murphy, and Michael B. Stewart of Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC, have been named Michigan Super Lawyers for 2012.  Rader Fishman & Grauer is a leading intellectual property firm representing companies around the globe.

No more than 5 percent of Michigan lawyers are recognized as Super Lawyers, a rating that’s based on a statewide lawyer survey, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews representing more than 70 practice areas. Super Lawyers is a business of Thomson Reuters.  For more information, go to www.superlawyers.com.

All of the Rader, Fishman & Grauer attorneys named Michigan Super Lawyers have been recognized on the list before.

Rader has repeatedly been named a Super Lawyer.  He has been trial counsel in more than 400 federal intellectual property lawsuits, and has obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts or settlements for plaintiffs and defendants. Rader has litigated on behalf of a number of high-profile celebrity clients including the rock group KISS and singer Aretha Franklin. He holds a Juris Doctor from American University.

Fishman has held the Super Lawyers designation since the list’s inception in 2006. He has managed the filing, prosecution and maintenance of thousands of trademark applications and registrations in more than 200 jurisdictions worldwide. Fishman holds a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University.

Forbis has also held the Super Lawyers designation since the list’s inception in 2006. He litigates patent and trademark disputes in federal court around the U.S., and advises companies on managing and expanding their domestic and foreign patent portfolios. Forbis holds a Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science from University of Michigan.

Murphy has also been named a Super Lawyer multiple times. She prosecutes domestic and foreign patents and domestic trademarks, and counsels companies on trade secrets, intellectual property valuations and agreements and unfair competition. Murphy is president of the Oakland County region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and is first vice president of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association. Murphy holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now known as the University of New Hampshire School of Law).

Stewart has also been named a Super Lawyer multiple times. He prosecutes domestic and foreign patents and trademarks in a wide variety of disciplines including IT, e-commerce, telecommunications, aerospace and nuclear engineering. He also advises companies on managing large global intellectual property portfolios. Stewart holds a Juris Doctor from University of Michigan.

Rader, Fishman & Grauer, a  intellectual property law firm, ranked in the top 10 percent of law firms in the number of new patents and trademarks filed.  The firm, also offers intellectual property litigation, focuses exclusively on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and licensing for companies worldwide. Offices are in Bloomfield Hills, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, go to www.raderfishman.com.