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As an experienced veterinarian, I’m trained to use all my senses and multiple methods to find, analyze, and solve problems quickly. I apply that same approach to my legal practice.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, with high honors, 1999

  • D.V.M., Michigan State University, with honors, 1979

Admissions and Qualifications

  • Illinois
  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Licensed in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, IL, NY, MI
  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Prior Experience

  • Jenner & Block, LLP (1999-2006)
  • Schoeman, Updike, Kaufman & Scharf (2008-2012)

Marilyn J. Chimes


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