Yafeez S. Fatabhoy

Yafeez S. Fatabhoy is an Associate in the Intellectual Property and Trade Secret Division for the Dickinson-Wright law firm. Yafeez received his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Yafeez worked at prominent hospital where he gained valuable experience in laboratory technology and methodology. Yafeez also worked as an intern in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, where he gained valuable knowledge in litigation strategies. In 2017, Yafeez joined the firm as a Summer Associate. Yafeez hopes to effectively utilize his background in science and litigation to assist clients in their complex litigation matters.  

Education & Credentials


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

J.D., 2018
  • Executive Director and Treasurer Moot Court Board of Advocates
  • summa cum laude
  • Ranked number one in his class 
  • Member of Justice Frank Murphy Honors Society
  • Patrick A. Keenan Competition Best Brief Recipient 
  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Deans Scholar

University of Michigan

B.S., Neuroscience, 2014

Bar Admission

  • Michigan


  • Michigan Super Lawyers®
    • “Rising Star,” IP Litigation, 2023
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