Mishele Kieffer

Mishele Kieffer

Senior Associate

Mishele Kieffer focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. She has represented clients through all stages of litigation in state and federal courts as well as before administrative bodies.

Ms. Kieffer has an active pro bono practice assisting armed forces veterans in securing benefits and other legal matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kieffer clerked for the Hon. Emmet G. Sullivan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia and practiced as an intellectual property litigator in Chicago. She graduated from Yale Law School in 2010, where she was an Executive Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Before law school, Ms. Kieffer was a chemical engineer for an international industrial gas company.


  • Electronics company in patent infringement litigation involving LEDs.
  • Windshield wiper blade manufacturer in patent infringement actions in district court and before the International Trade Commission.
  • Developer of protective cases for electronics in patent infringement litigations in district courts, as well as in trademark and trade dress infringement matters.
  • Biochemical start-up in trade secret misappropriation litigation in state court.
  • Chemical process patentee in inter partes reexamination proceeding.


  • JD, Yale Law School, 2010
  • BS, Chemical Engineering | Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004, cum laude
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • US District Court, District of Colorado
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US District Court, District of Columbia, The Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan
  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association


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