Katie Schelli


Practices & Industries:

Utility Patent, Design Patent, IP Counseling and Transactions

Contact Information:

(312) 248-4593

Katie Schelli joined Irwin IP as a summer associate in June 2021 and returned as an associate in September 2023.  After graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School, she served as a judicial clerk in the District Court for the District of Nevada in Las Vegas.  During her time at Vanderbilt, she was a publication editor for the Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law and president of the Cork & Tap Society, a student organization focusing on alcohol law and regulations.  Katie also participated in a student clinic providing pro bono legal work to small business and nonprofit organizations.  In 2019, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Health from Miami University, where she also studied premedical studies and participated in a metabolomics lab studying antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Prior Experience

Katie served as a judicial clerk in the U.S. District of Nevada in Las Vegas prior to joining Irwin IP as an associate.  There, she gained experience in a variety of areas of law and invaluable insight into the behind-the-scenes of federal court proceedings.  

During law school, Katie participated in the Community Enterprise Clinic, providing pro bono legal services to local non-profit organizations and small businesses in the Nashville area.  Katie also worked as a research assistant, researching multi-district litigation.  In addition, she worked as a summer associate for Irwin IP.  Katie also clerked at a small firm outside of Nashville working on family law matters, estate planning, defamation matters, and business-related matters.

While attending undergrad, Katie worked as a legal assistant at a firm outside of Chicago specializing in tax, bankruptcy, and estate planning.  She also coached youth gymnastics and competitive cheerleading.


Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. 2022

Law & Business Certificate

Miami University, B.S. 2019

B.S. in Kinesiology & Health

Premedical Studies Co-major

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