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Collaborating with others to achieve great results

In addition to our own practice, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig works with other law firms to provide clients with knowledgeable and experienced local counsel in California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

When your legal team needs assistance, our local lawyers can appear in local courts, provide copying and paralegal support, perform research, prepare for oral argument, facilitate discovery, and offer their expertise in specific subject areas like intellectual property law. Our lawyers understand the importance of local counsel and have provided effective assistance to solo practitioners and large firms alike. We also strive to preserve and promote lead counsel’s relationships with clients.

Our experience serving as local counsel and appearing pro hac vice

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has served as local counsel and appeared pro hac vice in patent, trademark, copyright, security clearance, debarment, contract appeals, government contracts, and other civil litigation cases. Our lawyers have appeared before federal and state courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and numerous federal and state government agencies.

We have also appeared as lead counsel in the federal appellate court system, including before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), various federal circuit courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Our goal is to give you the best support possible, regardless of the role we play in a litigation matter.

Our law firm also offers visiting lawyers conference space, staff, document support, office space, and access to local e-filing and dockets.

What we do

  • Serve as local counsel in federal and state in California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
  • Serve as local bankruptcy counsel in Virginia
  • Serve as local counsel in federal appellate courts
  • Handle matters pro hac vice before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Court of Federal Claims, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)



Ellis Bennett


Thomas Dunlap


Bernard Goodman


Michael La Porte


David Ludwig


Cortland Putbrese



Tracy Pearson

Senior Associate

Jason Witten

Of Counsel


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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.