Michael C. Minahan

Associate

Mike Minahan works tirelessly to provide efficient and cost-effective assistance to clients involved in a wide range of litigation matters.

Mike provides clients with a variety of litigation-related services.  He also has experience assisting clients with intellectual property matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition claims.  Mike strives to achieve successful and cost-effective outcomes for his clients by utilizing creative and results-oriented strategies.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE
  • Notre Dame Law Review, Managing Senior Editor, 2015-2016
  • Notre Dame Law Review, Staff Member, 2014-2015
  • Notre Dame Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Student Attorney, 2015-2016
  • California Robbery Investigator’s Association, Former Board Member, 2010-2013

Honors & Rankings

  • The William T. Kirby Award
  • The Arthur Abel Memorial Writing Competition Award
  • Dean’s Awards in Legal Writing I and Evidence
  • Dean’s Honor Roll
  • Drafted motion to dismiss trademark infringement, patent infringement, and unfair competition claims brought against client in federal court.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted detailed, comprehensive memoranda on a variety of substantive and procedural legal issues.
  • Primary student attorney responsible for an intellectual property matter for the Notre Dame Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic; work included trademark counseling and prosecuting federal trademark applications through registration for a small business client.

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Publications

Mike is a San Francisco Bay Area native who loves spending time with his family and Boston Terrier, Chloe.  While attending law school at the University of Notre Dame, Mike and his wife enjoyed exploring the upper Mid-West and cheering on the Fighting Irish every fall.  Now that he and his wife are happily settled in Sacramento, Mike looks forward to taking advantage of all the activities the area has to offer.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE
  • Notre Dame Law Review, Managing Senior Editor, 2015-2016
  • Notre Dame Law Review, Staff Member, 2014-2015
  • Notre Dame Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic, Student Attorney, 2015-2016
  • California Robbery Investigator’s Association, Former Board Member, 2010-2013

Honors & Rankings

  • The William T. Kirby Award
  • The Arthur Abel Memorial Writing Competition Award
  • Dean’s Awards in Legal Writing I and Evidence
  • Dean’s Honor Roll