I’m a licensed patent attorney and partner at Flener IP & Business Law LLC in Chicago, Illinois.
As a horse owner and avid equestrian, I'm a passionate advocate for animal owners; particularly horse owners. I'm dedicated to the advancement of the equestrian way of life and have participated in regional, county and local comprehensive planning processes as an adviser to ensure that land use options that allow horse keeping are not overlooked. As an elected representative to my Village, I gained local government experience.
I have the ability to dissect complex issues aided by a strong scientific and legal background. On a pro bono basis, I have drafted four bills which became Illinois state laws; and successfully advocated for passage of bills I authored as well as several other new Illinois pro-equine owner laws. And I led a local award-winning public-private partnership effort to raise funds for a horse trailer parking lot to support additional public bridle trails in her area, including preparation of successful grant applications to help fund the $200,000 project.
My horse-related articles can be found in the Midwest Equestrian magazine.