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At Madan Law, Houston’s premiere boutique intellectual property (IP) law firm, protecting our clients’ intellectual property is essential.

We identify, protect, and enforce our clients’ intellectual property to enhance and maintain the value of their businesses.  We specialize in the preparation and prosecution of trademark and patent applications and registrations.  Our extensive knowledge in intellectual property law allows us to offer expertise in trademark, patent, copyright and licensing.

We are dedicated to helping our clients satisfy their intellectual property needs through the protection and monetization of their IP assets. Our services include trademark selection, registration, acquisition, enforcement, transfer, licensing, policing, and defense; patent preparation and prosecution, professional legal opinions on patentability, patent validity, and infringement; and copyright.

Our attorneys anticipate potential issues and advise our clients on the most effective and cost-efficient solutions in transactional matters related to business and intellectual property, including nondisclosure, licensing, and sale of IP assets.

Our Purpose

“Devoted to helping others, making a big impact, doing something important in a unique way.”

Mission Statement

At Madan Law, our mission is to build purposeful and meaningful partnerships with each and every one of our clients. We are invested in helping our clients achieve growth, profitability, and success in their ventures. Our team prides itself in partnering with businesses and organizations to provide trusted legal services with a personal touch that is unmatched in the market.

To keep it short: we care.

Meet the Team!


Leela Madan

Principal Attorney and Owner

Leela is a licensed Patent Attorney with extensive experience in patent prosecution, specifically in chemistry, as well as various other types of engineering and technologies. She also has extensive experience with U.S. trademark practices, including obtaining trademark registrations, as well as defending Opposition and Cancellation proceedings, conducting regular policing to identify infringers, as well as prosecuting matters before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)

Leela specializes in working with business owners to not only identify and protect their intellectual property but also to use their IP as a tool to grow their business through licensing and franchising. Leela works with business owners and entities of all sizes, ranging from solo practitioners to large corporations.

With almost 10 years of progressive legal experience, Leela’s professional experience includes patent work in the upstream oil and gas industry (e.g., patents for drilling muds, downhole tools, and hydraulic fracturing), as well as several other technologies, including media, entertainment, consumer goods, and a specialty in trademark selection and registration.

Prior to starting her own practice, Leela worked for a mid-sized boutique IP firm in Houston, Texas as a patent attorney, and then for a large general practice firm as the lead intellectual property attorney.


  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, 2009
  • B.S., St. Edward’s University, Chemistry & Mathematics, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


  • English
  • Spanish
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Lara Hall

J.D. 2018, Law Clerk

Lara recently graduated from South Texas College of Law Houston and is awaiting her Texas bar exam results. Lara has been a part of the Madan Law team since Spring 2017 and has experience with federal and state trademark clearance searches, application filings, responses, renewals, as well as policing trademarks to identify potential infringers. Lara is also responsible for managing the firm’s social media accounts and is the in-house Twitter guru!


  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, 2018
  • B.A. Mass Communications, Texas State University 2010

Bar Admissions

  • TX Expected 2018


Jon Peterson

Of Counsel Attorney

Jon is a registered patent attorney. He has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications within a wide variety of technical fields, including the mechanical arts, computer software, oil drilling, musical instruments, cutting tools, medical drug delivery, smart card technology, dental/medical/cannabis devices, farming equipment, educational tools, software methods/applications, and aerospace. He has conducted prior art searches, responded to many office actions, and done patent licensing strategy analysis. Jon is a non-firm lawyer that provides legal counsel and advice to Madan Law PLLC and its clients.



  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2012
  • M.B.A., Stetson University, 2012
  • B.S., Stetson University, Physics, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • USPTO Registered Patent Attorney

Caroline Pace

Of Counsel Attorney

Caroline is a licensed attorney with an interest in intellectual property and business law with over a decade of experience in litigation within many fields, especially oil & gas and intellectual property. She is a non-firm lawyer that provides legal counsel and advice to Madan Law PLLC and its clients.



  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2007
  • M.Ed., University of Houston, 2002, Administration and Supervision
  • M.Ed., University of Houston, 2002, Curriculum and Instruction

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2007

Shannon Mills

Office Manager / Legal Assistant

Shannon is responsible for handling all responsibilities pertaining to administrative and office managerial needs at Madan Law.  She also manages the social media accounts and updates followers daily on the latest intellectual property news, as well as all Madan Law happenings, and enjoys sprinkling in some positive vibes here and there!  Shannon loves to do yoga and takes her daughter with her to the yoga studio regularly.  Being outside in nature and reading are a couple of her other favorite things to do.  She also volunteers for several different charities.



  • Bachelors Degree in FACS, Texas State University, minor in Business Administration


  • English

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