Nicholas K. Terrell assists clients in obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights through development and evaluation of patent portfolios, with a particular focus on electronic systems and software. Recent work has included patents related to process control, transportation, medical devices, communications, and data management.

Mr. Terrell has been practicing law since 2010, including a clerkship for the Hon. Robert H. Cleland, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, where he worked on a variety of cases involving patents, copyrights, and trademarks. He has previously worked as a corporate attorney, an economist, and a web developer.


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • George Mason University (M.A.)
    • Economics
  • Northwestern University (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Director, Lutheran Life Communities
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)