Law firm adds two attorneys


M. Alyssa Barksdale. Courtesy Price Heneveld

A local law firm had added a pair of attorneys.

Grand Rapids-based Price Heneveld, an intellectual property law firm, said last week associates M. Alyssa Barksdale and Jeffery Simon became official members of the State Bar of Michigan in November.

Barksdale and Simon were hired this summer for two new positions that focus on patent matters.

M. Alyssa Barksdale

Barksdale earned a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2017.

She worked on legal research pertaining to easement and contractual disputes and electronic discovery at a construction law firm in Nashville, Tennessee in the summer of 2016.

In the summer of 2015, she participated in research on climate change for publication in a treatise on Alabama water law. Barksdale was also a research assistant at the Construction Materials Research Center, where she preformed lab specimen testing, data collection and analysis in connection with research on various materials for construction projects.

Barksdale also holds B.S. and M.E. degrees in civil engineering from Mississippi State University.

Jeffrey Simon

Simon joined Price Heneveld as law clerk after he earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2017.

As a graduate student, Simon centered his studies around chemical and biological sciences, as well as patent and regulatory affairs relating to the medical technology industry.

In 2016, Simon served as a summer associate at an IP law firm in Minneapolis. He prepared and processed patent applications in health care and industrial science.

Simon interned with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Lansing, where he prepared branch memoranda and reviewed Court of Appeals decisions and publications for the Honorable Richard Suhrheinrich.

He also holds a B.A. in biochemistry from Albion College.

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