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Elisa Angeli Palizzi





Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1994

University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1989

Bar Admissions

Elisa Angeli Palizzi is a commercial and intellectual property litigator who has developed a specialty practice in trademark litigation and prosecution. She manages large portfolios of trademarks as well as single marks in the U.S. and throughout the world. Angeli assists clients in trademark selection, clearance and prosecution, as well as negotiation and litigation. Her litigation practice includes trademark and other intellectual property matters, including opposition, cancellation and infringement actions, as well as complex commercial matters in the United States District Courts and Courts of Appeal, the Michigan Circuit Courts and Michigan Courts of Appeal, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Angeli served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Avern Cohn in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.


State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021

Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-present

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, 2010 Pro Bono Honoree

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan, Executive Board of Directors; President, 2009-2012; Vice President, 2005-2009; Former Co-chair, Newsletter Committee

State Bar of Michigan

Italian-American Bar Association

Women Lawyers' Association of Michigan

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Wayne State University Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors

Notre Dame Alumni Association


"Protecting Your Company's Confidentiality Privileges: A Primer," Midwest In-House, July 2004

Coauthor, "Annual Survey of Sixth Circuit Evidence Law," 1995 Det.C.L.Rev. 619 (1995)