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Jennifer E. Hoekel

Jennifer Hoekel, recognized as IP Litigation Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America, represents Fortune 50 and 500 companies in lawsuits throughout the country. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters including mechanical, electrical, chemical and business method patent cases, trademark, unfair competition and large commercial matters.

While many IP practitioners litigate, Jennifer stands out because she has tried many cases to verdict from Missouri to Virginia. Further, she has been lead trial counsel in cases filed in 13 states. She has also handled a number of Federal Circuit appeals and is experienced in Inter Partes Review proceedings at the USPTO.

In addition, Jennifer routinely handles large commercial disputes, including trademark, unfair competition and breach of contract cases. She also tries oppositions and cancellations at the U.S. Trademark Office.


Before joining the firm, Jennifer was in private practice at a boutique intellectual property firm. Prior to that, she served as a law clerk for Missouri Supreme Court Justice Ann K. Covington and then worked for several years in Armstrong Teasdale’s litigation department trying cases in state and federal court.