Marilyn J. Chimes concentrates her practice on complex litigation and life sciences. Dr. Chimes brings an unusual combination of experiences to the practice of law. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with board certification in laboratory animal medicine, she has used her medical and pharmaceutical company experience in such areas as litigation, risk management and risk counseling, analysis of license and contract agreements, the development of medical, pharmaceutical and biotech products and other health-related engagements.
Dr. Chimes has had hands-on experience in pre-clinical drug safety evaluation, protocol design, report drafting and review, and a range of planning analysis and writing in the area of biomedical research. She is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and licensed in veterinary medicine and surgery in Illinois, New York and Michigan.
Dr. Chimes has experience in intellectual property law, including infringement and validity opinions, licensing, contracts, litigation, and some patent and trademark prosecution. She has advised clients on the development, protection, marketing and defense of intellectual property. She also has extensive experience in health care law, including negotiation and drafting of corporate documents, agreements, policies and procedures. Her clients have been primarily pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care companies, as well as groups of health care professionals. In addition, Dr. Chimes has represented closely held corporations and high net worth individuals in corporate and commercial matters, estate planning and real estate transactions.
Dr. Chimes received her D.V.M., with honors, from Michigan State University in 1979. She received her J.D., with high honors, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1999 where she was awarded a Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, was a Kent Legal Scholar and was admitted to the Order of the Coif.