Kathy's Bio

Information Technology Law is our Focus

Keeping IT Legal

Kathy Ossian


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

B.A., Economics, Michigan State University







Schuster Law PLC, Of Counsel, 2021-present



Young Basile, Of Counsel, 2021-present

Ossian Law, Founder & CEO, 2013-2021

Oakland University, Adjunct Faculty, 2018-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; Information Technology Section: Council, 2018-present

Armenian Bar Association, Board of Governors 2010-2019; Co-Vice Chair, 2018-2019

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, 2009-2018; 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.  See Kathy’s speeches here and her publications here

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