2018 – 2019 WBA Officers

Tanya Lundberg
President

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Tanya Lundberg  has been actively involved with the WBA since 2012.  She is currently the Assistant Dean of Career Services & Outreach at Detroit Mercy Law, where she also serves as the administrator for the Inn of Court and the advisor for the Women’s Law Caucus.

Ms. Lundberg previously practiced law at Collins Einhorn Farrell PC in the professional liability defense group, representing attorneys, real estate salespeople, and other professionals. Tanya is also active in the Oakland County Bar Association, Detroit Bar Association, and the Northville Democratic Club.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 2003 and her law degree, cum laude, from Wayne State Law School in 2007, where she served on the executive board of the Student Board of Governors and was an assistant editor for the Wayne Law Review.

When she is not working, Tanya enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and is an avid University of Michigan sports fan.


Erin Morgan Klug
Immediate Past President

Erin Morgan Klug is a patent attorney at Varnum’s Novi office where she practices in the field of intellectual property.  She focuses her practice on all aspects of IP including patent procurement, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and IP litigation and represents a wide range of clients ranging from auto suppliers to solo entrepreneurs.

Ms. Klug earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio and her B.S. of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Erin is a Director at Large of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, a member of the Society of Women Engineers and a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court.  She is an advisor for entrepreneurs with the ACTiVATE program of Inforum and for the Central Michigan University Research Corporation.

Erin was recently named a 2015 Top Lawyer in the field of IP by Michigan Top Lawyers and is a member of the Oakland County Executive’s 40 Under 40 class of 2016.


Erin Flynn
President Elect

Erin is an associate attorney at the law firm of Kelly & Kelly, P.C. in Northville.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of Family Law including high conflict divorce, child custody, paternity, and support issues.

Erin graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2014, where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team, and a semifinalist at the 2014 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Erin also served as an executive board member of the Moot Court Board and the Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers. During law school, Erin interned for the Honorable Kathryn A. Viviano, volunteered with Common Ground, and was a student attorney with the Family Law Assistance Project.

Erin is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section.  She is the President-Elect for the Women’s Bar Association, Oakland Region; a Director at Large for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan; President of the Northville Kiwanis Club; and a member of Impact100 Oakland County, and also sits on the Impact100 Grant Review Committee.

Erin grew up in Ontario, Canada and remains a Canadian citizen today, but was extremely excited to become an American citizen as well in August 2013.  Erin currently resides in Plymouth and enjoys working out, and cooking healthy meals for friends and family.


Katherine Pacynski
Vice President

Katherine Pacynski is a patent attorney and shareholder at The Dobrusin Law Firm, an Intellectual Property firm located in Pontiac, Michigan.  Her practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, filed in the U.S. and internationally, with a number of clients involved in the automotive industry.

Ms. Pacynski graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and she was also a member of the varsity cheerleading team.  She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude, where she served as a Managing Editor of the Michigan State Law Review.

Katie is currently the Vice President of the Women’s Bar Association and an active member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court.  She is also involved with Art&Soul, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing awareness to and inspiring adoption of foster children in Michigan.


Kristina Bilowus
Treasurer

Kristina is a Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduate and practices family law with Findling Law, P.L.C. in Royal Oak.  She obtained her LL.M. in Criminal Law and Advocacy in January 2016.  Passionate about education, Kristina has assisted with teaching multiple classes at Cooley and has been a guest lecturer at Oakland Community College. Currently, she teaches the Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation class for the Summer Skills Academy at the Cooley Auburn Hills campus.

In addition to serving on the WBA Board, Ms. Bilowus serves on the Executive Council for the Young Lawyers Section for the State of Michigan, WLAM Domestic Violence and Gender Equity Boards, ABA Law Student Outreach Team, Oakland County Inns of Court, and volunteers regularly for various mock trial events.


Deanna Kossaras
Recording Secretary

Deanna Kossaras is an Intellectual Property Counsel for Harman International and was recently recognized by DBusiness as one of Metro Detroit’s Top Corporate Counsels for 2018.  As IP Counsel, she is responsible for managing Harman’s IP assets in approximately 14 technologies, leveraging its patent portfolio, and avoiding the unlicensed adoption of its innovative solutions on a global scale.

Prior to joining Harman, Ms. Kossaras was a patent attorney at Dickinson Wright PLLC, where her practice focused on patent preparation and prosecution worldwide for automotive clients.  In addition to serving on the WBA Board, Deanna serves as a co-chair of the Midwest Chapter of the Harman Women’s Network, is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Character & Fitness District I Committee, is a tutor for The Walter Bentley Minority Bar Passage Program, and is a volunteer moot court judge.

Deanna earned her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she served as an executive director of the Moot Court Board of Advocates and upon graduation was inducted into the Order of the Barristers Honor Society.  She also earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in Electrical Engineering from Oakland University.


Nicole L. Coleman
Communications Secretary

Nicole Coleman is an insurance defense litigation attorney at Zausmer, August & Caldwell, P.C. handling first-party No-Fault and third-party automobile negligence claims.  She also has experience handling medical malpractice, family law, estate planning, quiet title actions, and general civil matters.

Ms. Coleman earned dual bachelor’s degrees, magna cum laude, in English and Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  After graduation, she worked as a newspaper reporter in Western New York before moving to Michigan to pursue her legal career.  She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was an assistant editor of the Law Review.  She also supplemented her education as an habeas corpus extern with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and as a student attorney with the Family Law Assistance Project.

Nicole gives back to the community as a volunteer with the Common Ground Legal Clinic and Lakeshore Legal Aid, and is an avid supporter of animal rescue efforts.


Stephanie Martin
WLAM Representative

Stephanie Martin is an associate in Plunkett Cooney PC’s Insurance Coverage practice group.  Ms. Martin handles coverage cases throughout the United States, representing and counseling national insurance companies in complex coverage disputes in the areas of construction defect, personal injury, premises liability, and toxic tort.  A native New Yorker, Ms. Martin practiced coverage litigation in New York and New Jersey prior to moving to Michigan.

Ms. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York in political science, with a concentration in political communication.  She graduated cum laude from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC where she was a Note and Comment Editor for The Catholic University Law Review, and interned for the Department of Justice and Department of the Army.  She is currently serving a three-year term on the Alumni Council for the Law School.

When Stephanie is not working, you will probably find her at The Barre Code in Birmingham, MI or reading mystery novels.