Middleton Reutlinger is pleased to announce that the following six attorneys have been elected to become Directors of the firm: Gregg Hovious, Scott Higdon, Elizabeth McConahy Jenkins, Loren Prizant, Brian McGraw, and Brantley Shumaker.
R. Gregg Hovious joined the firm in March of 2015, he is a civil trial lawyer practicing in the firm’s litigation practice group. He has tried many jury and bench trials, arbitrated several cases to conclusion, and conducted numerous evidentiary hearings in civil and administrative settings. His experience also includes involvement with hundreds of depositions and successful mediations.
Scott W. Higdon is a registered patent attorney in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Mr. Higdon concentrates his practice on patent prosecution, patent counseling, and post-grant practice for software and electrical technologies. Mr. Higdon has experience developing patent portfolios for companies of all sizes, from small startups to large multi-national corporations.
Elizabeth McConahy Jenkins is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group and concentrates her practice on all aspects of family law including divorce and post-divorce issues, division or sale of business due to divorce, custody, child support, mediation as well as wills and estate planning documents. She is regularly appointed by the Family Court bench to mediate disputes, represent children and assist in high conflict parent coordination.
Loren T. Prizant is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. He practices primarily in the areas of labor & employment, defending individual and class action employment matters, workers’ compensation claims, unemployment claims and labor disputes in a variety of forums, including federal and state administrative agencies and courts. He also provides advice to employers on personnel policies and procedures, employee discipline, sexual harassment investigations and termination decisions.
Brian P. McGraw practices in the firm’s intellectual property and litigation groups – representing corporate clients and small business plaintiffs and defendants in trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and trade secret misappropriation cases. He also handles disputes over the use of domain names through the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Center.
Brantley C. Shumaker is a member of the intellectual property practice group and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. He focuses particularly on prosecution of patents in computer hardware and software, including computing networking, telecommunications, cloud computing, virtual computing, and security. He has also litigated in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and insurance.