Chambers (Band 1 Ranking) and Best Lawyers Rocognize Addy’s Accomplishments

Chambers USA, an annual guide to the legal market in the United States, has again ranked Tabet DiVito & Rothstein partner Meredith Martin “Mimi” Addy as a Leading Individual in Band 1 for her accomplishments in intellectual property law in Illinois. Band 1 is Chambers’ highest designation for an individual attorney.

Chambers noted that Addy is “praised for her federal circuit appeals practice” and that she has “become a favorite of clients in the pharmaceutical and electrical engineering sectors.” The publication has recognized Addy each year since 2006.

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In addition, Addy was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in patent law and patent litigation.

Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. It employs a survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations from leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice areas. More information is at

Addy has two decades of experience in complex litigation on behalf of entrepreneurial and innovative companies in sectors ranging from software to pharmaceuticals. She has served as first- or second-chair trial counsel in nearly 30 cases in federal district court, and has handled more than 40 appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Addy is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s board of directors, and she has been a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council for more than a decade. Because of her knowledge of patent litigation and the Federal Circuit, she has also testified before Congress on the state of the Federal Circuit and patent appeals. Addy writes the blog BusinessDeNovo on issues relating to innovation, business, and patent law.