Taylor English Duma LLP Elevates Five Attorneys to Partnership, Marietta Daily Journal

January 3, 2020

The Marietta Daily Journal published the elevation of Russell "Russ" B. Dunlap, Deborah J. Livesay, Ryan Owens, Amanda Wilson Speier and Seth Kincaid Trimble as new partners.

Russell Dunlap is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, where he assists in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation. Mr. Dunlap has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications in a wide range of technologies in the mechanical arts, including water system echnology, medical organizational systems, corrugated cardboard products, venting technology, equestrian and pet equipment, and industrial dryers. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law.

Deborah Livesay focuses her practice exclusively in the area of labor and employment. Over the past 19 years, she has represented management in all aspects of the employment relationship. Ms. Livesay routinely defends employers in employment-related litigation in various jurisdictions across the country, including litigation involving discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour complaints, breach of employment contracts and restrictive covenants and state tort claims. She earned her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and law degree from the University of Montana.

Ryan Owens brings almost two decades of legal experience and perspective to his clients on matters focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and finance, intellectual property and other strategic transactions for clients in industries ranging from consumer products and manufacturing to SaaS and fintech. Mr. Owens earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and law degree from the University of Southern California Law School.

Amanda Speier is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, focusing her practice on the health care industry, particularly medical malpractice defense. Ms. Speier represents all types of health care providers, including nurses, physicians, hospitals, home health companies and insurers. Her representation of these clients also includes general liability, contract and billing disputes. She earned her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and law degree from Emory University School of Law.

Seth Trimble focuses his practice in technology litigation and intellectual property disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. Mr. Trimble has nationwide experience litigating patent and trademark infringement cases, including cases in federal district courts in Georgia, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, New York and Virginia. He earned his undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University and law degree from Mercer University.

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