Lisa Harkins

Lisa Harkins practices U.S. trademark and copyright law, and focuses her practice on the management of domestic and international intellectual property portfolios.  Lisa enjoys counseling clients on all stages of copyright and trademark prosecution, advising on branding strategies, and resolving trademark-related disputes for clients in a variety of industries.  She also has expertise in the areas of hemp and cannabis branding and trademark enforcement.

Lisa received her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she also earned a certificate in Intellectual Property from the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trademarks. She graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and French. These academic pursuits also led Lisa to complete the year-long Programme International at L’institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (Sciences-Po).

Outside of the office, Lisa serves as president of the Parent Teacher Organization at her kids’ elementary school, volunteers as a guardian ad litem for children in foster care, and enjoys spending time with her family.

Lisa is fluent in French.


  • 2013 J.D., Pepperdine School of Law
  • 2007 Paralegal Certificate, Roosevelt University
  • 2004 B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • 2003 diplome, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris


  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2021-2022)


  • International Trademark Association
  • International Cannabis Bar Association
  • Chicago Women in Intellectual Property
  • CASA Kane County


  • Presenter, DISCUS Academy, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Summer 2021


State Bar of Illinois