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Kevin Tottis


Chicago, IL, USA

KEVIN TOTTIS heads up a small commercial and intellectual property litigation boutique in Chicago. He tries cases and argues appeals for foreign and domestic clients throughout the United States and also counsels clients on pre-litigation strategy and litigation avoidance. He opened his law offices in 1996 after several years as a partner in a national law firm. Kevin also frequently speaks and writes on intellectual property issues. For several years, he's been named an Illinois Super Lawyer and a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated attorney.

Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Association, where he previously chaired the Association's Copyright Law Committee. He is active in the leadership of a number of other intellectual property bar associations, including the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), where he serves as a member of the U.S. Group's Executive Committee. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from The University of Michigan (A.B. 1983, with Distinction and Honors in English; J.D. 1986).

Bar Associations
American Intellectual Property Law Association 
              (Board of Directors, 2011-present)
(Chair, Copyright Law Committee, 2009-2011) 
(Chair, 2011 Mid-Winter Institute Planning Committee) 
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle  
   (Executive Committee, U.S. Group, 2010-present)  
American Bar Association 
   Intellectual Property Law Section 
 (Member, YLS Board, 2010-2011) 
 (Vice-Chair, JIOP Committee, 2009-2010) 
 Litigation Section  
   Copyright Society of the United States 
   Seventh Circuit Bar Association  
   Lawyers Club of Chicago 


  • Illinois 
  • United States Supreme Court 
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Michigan 
  • Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar  

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