Payton George

Payton George



Payton supports clients through all stages of the litigation lifecycle.

As an attorney in Dorsey’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group, Payton adeptly navigates the complexities of both protecting clients’ intellectual property rights and defending against infringement claims. With extensive experience in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation, Payton excels in conducting thorough legal research, drafting highly technical briefs, and leading comprehensive e-discovery processes. Her expertise also extends to strategic IP counseling.

Beyond her litigation work, Payton is deeply committed to pro bono service. She has undertaken numerous cases involving Native American child protection and has worked tirelessly to secure relief for wrongly incarcerated individuals. Payton holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she contributed as a Managing Editor for the Minnesota Law Review and worked with the Innocence Project of Minnesota. She also earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Notre Dame, enriching her insights into the IP challenges faced by the life sciences and biotechnology industries.

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2018), magna cum laude

University of Notre Dame (B.S., Biological Sciences, 2015)


  • Minnesota
  • District of Columbia

Industries & Practices

  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Government Solutions & Investigations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Technology


   Pro Bono 50 Hours 2022  Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021

  • Contributed more than 50+ Challenge pro bono hours, 2021-2022

    North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2018-2019, 2022
Payton George