Jewell N. Briggs (Jewel)

Associate / Detroit Metro Office

Jewell is known for bringing a relentlessly driven attitude to all facets of intellectual property law. Her practice includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications for a range of new technologies, providing litigation support, conducting trademark clearance searches, and beyond. With three degrees in the hard sciences and previous experience in nursing, Jewell brings a uniquely gifted perspective to counseling clients across a range of industries, from chemical and biopharma laboratories to large electrical and heavy manufacturing companies.

Jewell is equally proactive in matters that require comprehensive research. She regularly conducts patentability searches and, as a member of the litigation support team, is experienced in handling discovery matters, identifying relevant issues, efficiently conducting legal research, and drafting motions. Clients and colleagues alike appreciate her frank approach to finding solutions that are efficient, strategic, and successful.


  • Best Lawyers, Patent Law, “Ones to Watch,” 2022-2024
  • Best Lawyers, Litigation – Patent “Ones to Watch,” 2023-2024 
  • AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, Chicago, March 2015 – Best Appellant Brief


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program, 2022
  • Michigan Bar Association, IP Law Section
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan; Legal Affairs, Legislative & CREC Committee


J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, 2016

B.S., cum laude, Biology, Loyola University Chicago, 2013

B.S., cum laude, Forensic Science, Loyola University Chicago, 2013

B.S., cum laude, Chemistry, Loyola University Chicago, 2013



Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office