Kiara Butler is a motivated researcher with an inquisitive mindset – she’s committed to taking the time to thoroughly investigate her clients’ needs. As an intellectual property attorney, she identifies applicable case law and unique legal arguments to ensure her clients’ business goals are prioritized.
Kiara relies on her legal research skills to assist intellectual property clients with their patent, copyright, and trademark issues.
Before joining Barnes & Thornburg full-time, Kiara was a summer associate with the firm. She researched case law, drafted memoranda, and crafted legal arguments for intellectual property and litigation matters.
Kiara also worked with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Legal Affairs as a trademark law clerk. She filed trademark applications, authored distinct goods and services descriptions, and corresponded with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) counsel.
Prior to attending law school, Kiara was a senior paralegal for a product liability group and a family law paralegal.
Kiara is not regularly admitted to practice in the local courts of Illinois.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Cornell University Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN)
Member, National Native American Law Students Association
Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
Member, American Bar Association
HonorsBarnes & Thornburg Chicago Diversity Scholarship Award, 2021