Abigail M. Butler



Abigail Butler resolves intellectual property and product liability litigation for corporate clients. She has litigated both patent and product liability matters involving a variety of medical devices and consumer products, and she has experience managing issues that often develop during complex litigation.

Abigail has represented product manufacturers and sellers in state and federal courts across the country, including acting as national and local counsel in matters involving orthopedic devices, automobiles, recreational vehicles, pelvic mesh, IVC filters, and various other surgical and medical products.

She also is licensed to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has represented clients in the preparation of patent applications and prosecution of patent matters.

In addition, Abigail also routinely counsels corporate clients on intellectual property issues and risk mitigation strategies, and offers regulatory guidance to clients working in the life sciences space. She also delivers training to employees of various levels on the topics set forth above.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law
J.D. magna cum laude (2000)

Hillsdale College
B.S. (1997)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Faegre Drinker on Products – a blog addressing all things product liability that covers legal issues and developments of interest to product manufacturers and their employers

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Allen County Bar Association — Women Lawyers Section, Past Chair and Past Vice Chair
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Intellectual Property Committee, Past Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Civic Activities

  • Concordia Lutheran High School — Board of Directors, 2018
  • Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center — Board of Directors, 2018
  • Council of Women Business Leaders of Northeast Indiana — Vice President, 2023

Firm Leadership

  • Office Leader, Fort Wayne


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Product Liability, 2011, 2014-15
  • Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly — 40 Under 40 Class, 2010
  • Hillsdale College — GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award, 2007
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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