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"I am truly grateful! Liam’s knowledge of pro bono legal services and startups have helped me to have continued success with my new company."

Jonaie Johnson, Founder & CEO, Interplay


With a passion for innovation and firsthand experience with entrepreneurship, Liam works with clients to secure their proprietary intangible assets while also engaging with the community to promote the growth of local start-up and early-stage companies.

Liam regularly assists clients across a variety of sectors including cannabis, manufacturing, healthcare and education. He handles intellectual property and technology matters, including counseling and guidance related to trademarks; patents; intellectual property and technology licensing; data privacy and security; and intellectual property-related due diligence. As a registered patent attorney, Liam has conducted patentability and invalidity searches and prepared patent applications across a range of technologies. Liam also has ample experience drafting and reviewing software licensing and development agreements.

As an engineer, Liam has an analytical mindset essential to assist clients with complex intellectual property and technology matters. And with a short stint as a small business owner in college and an internship with the university technology transfer office in law school, Liam understands the impact of the law on innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Liam is an active member in the Kansas City start-up ecosystem and has eagerly presented on and moderated panels regarding the intersection between entrepreneurship and the law. He dedicates time outside the office to assist organizations that support local entrepreneurs.

"I am truly grateful! Liam’s knowledge of pro bono legal services and startups have helped me to have continued success with my new company."

Jonaie Johnson, Founder & CEO, Interplay




  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2019


  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School
    • magna cum laude
    • J.L. Weigand Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust Scholar
    • Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law, Executive Articles Editor
    • Dean’s Award: Antitrust Law, Contracts, Civil Procedure
  • B.S., Kansas State University
    • magna cum laude


  • Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Implemented and managed technology-based review strategy to expedite large-scale team contract analysis – consisting of several hundred documents – for U.S. financial services and communications company. Client required due diligence on software licensing agreements so as to make informed decision regarding business expansion.
  • Supported successful representation of insurance startup client in opposition proceedings before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, providing discovery review and other substantive assistance.
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Outside the Office

When Liam is not at work, he is likely cheering on the K-State Wildcats, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Kansas City Royals and Sporting Kansas City. He also enjoys playing on the firm’s softball team and spending time with his wife, Morgan, and golden retriever, Elly.

Community Leadership

University of Missouri - Kansas City Entrepreneurship Scholars (E-Scholars) Program, attorney volunteer

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