Lynn A. Lehnert

Lynn A. Lehnert



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Lynn Lehnert applies her extensive scientific background to the practice areas of intellectual property and toxic torts. She is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with experience prosecuting both patent and trademark applications. She is also a seasoned intellectual property and toxic tort litigator.

Lynn’s intellectual property practice focuses on prosecuting patent applications involving software, semiconductors, and e-commerce. Her toxic tort and environmental experience includes working on complex federal-state herbicide class actions, as well as asbestos matters. Lynn’s environmental experience also includes silica and diacetyl exposures as well as water contamination issues. 

Lynn is trained in biology, chemistry, and physics. While in law school, Lynn focused her studies on energy law, patent law, and the emerging issue of gene patents. She had the unique experience of working on the Human Genome Project for two years as a laboratory assistant. Her knowledge and technical skill bring a distinct advantage to clients in disputes involving complex scientific disputes, and enable her to communicate these issues effectively to clients and the court.

Lynn also frequently writes about asbestos litigation for Goldberg Segalla's award-winning Asbestos Case Tracker, which was recently named to the ABA Journal's prestigious Blawg 100 and named the Best Litigation Blog for the last three years by the Expert Institute in its annual legal blog contest. 

As a law student intern, Lynn served as a Prosecutor for the City of Chicago Department of Law. She also held an externship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where she worked on matters involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Recovery Act (CERCLA); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Clean Water Act (CWA); and various federal regulations. Before entering private practice, she served as an Assistant Missouri Public Defender, handling a full caseload of felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile matters.

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Admitted to Practice
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District and Western Districts of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Community Involvement
  • Scoring Judge for the Michigan Center for Civic Education High School Mock Trial Tournament
  • Instructor: Fundamentals of Law and Trial Practice, Junior High School Elective Course
  • Children International: Active Contributor
  • Instructor: Legal Environment for Business. Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan (2014)
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Saint Louis University, B.A., B.S., 1998
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