Overview

Abigail Butler resolves intellectual property and product liability litigation for corporate clients. She has litigated both patent and product liability matters involving a variety of medical devices and consumer products, and she has experience managing issues that often develop during complex litigation.

Product Advocate

Abigail has represented product manufacturers and sellers in state and federal courts across the country, including acting as national and local counsel in matters involving orthopedic devices, automobiles, recreational vehicles, and surgical and medical products.

Patent Support

Abigail also is licensed to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has represented clients in the preparation of patent applications and prosecution of patent matters.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law
J.D. magna cum laude (2000)

Hillsdale College
B.S. (1997)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Allen County Bar Association — Women Lawyers Section, Past Chair and Past Vice Chair
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Intellectual Property Committee, Past Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Firm Leadership

Abigail serves as the office leader of FaegreBD's Fort Wayne office.

Honors

  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Product Liability, 2011, 2014-15
  • Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly — 40 Under 40 Class, 2010
  • Hillsdale College — GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award, 2007
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