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Kathy’s Bio

Keeping IT Legal



Kathy Ossian


J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University College of Law

B.A., Economics, Michigan State University


Ossian Law, Founder & CEO, 2013-present

University of Phoenix, Advanced Certified Faculty Member, 2001-present

Miller Canfield, Senior Principal/Information Technology & Cyberlaw Section Chair, 1986-2013

Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert E. DeMascio, 1984-1986

Professional Activities:

American Bar Association, 1986-present

State Bar of Michigan, 1984-present; Law Practice Management Section: Council, 2015-present; Secretary, 2018 – present

Armenian Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2010-present; Vice Chair, 2015-2016 and 2017-present

Armenian-American Bar Association, President 1995-1997; Secretary, 2008-present

Honors and Awards:

Best Lawyers in America, Information Technology Law, 2007- present; 2012 Detroit Information Technology Lawyer of the Year

Michigan Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers 2009-present; Information Technology/Outsourcing 2007-present; Intellectual Property 2006

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Information Technology, 2011-2014

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2011 Women in the Law

Civil and Cultural Activities:

Automation Alley, 2001-present; Ambassador, 2012-2016

University of Dayton School of Law Computer and Cyberlaw Conference, Steering Committee, 2007-present

State Bar of Michigan Foundation Fellow, 2010-present

Detroit Regional Chamber & Leadership Detroit, Graduate, Class XXII

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, Board Member, 2009-present; Vice Chair, 2015-2018

Oakland University Paralegal Program, Advisory Board, 2005-2013

Kathy is a frequent speaker and author on IT Law trends and topics. ┬áSee Kathy’s speeches here and her publications here