We wanted to build a law firm that is not only good at what it does but also reflects a commitment to helping clients turn big ideas into realities. So we founded Innovista Law.

Leaving ‘BigLaw’ gave us the freedom to create a practice grounded in nationally recognized legal experience, but energized by inventive thinking. Combining innovation with vista, Innovista’s attorneys help telecom providers, technology companies, and social entrepreneurs turn their creativity into long-term business success.

We’re innovative problem-solvers with a passion for helping clients reach their full potential. In the courtroom or as an advisor behind the scenes, our attorneys work collaboratively with clients across the country to navigate unique legal challenges and achieve their goals.

We recently extended the services that we offer our clients to cover a range of practice areas through our strategic alliance with Woods Rogers PLC. The firm’s legal professionals share our passion for fostering unique relationships with innovative clients. Get to know a few of these exceptional attorneys by reviewing their bios. Learn more about these complementary services. >>


The Team

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JOSEPH BOWSER, Member
A founding member of Innovista Law, Joseph Bowser represents competitive carriers, technology and software companies, and brands whose marketing or privacy practices have been challenged.
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DAVID CARTER, Member
A founding member of Innovista Law, David Carter has extensive experience with telecommunications and commercial litigation, including disputes involving contract or tariff breach, torts, employment, and consumer protection claims.
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MARTIN CUNNIFF, Member
Member of Innovista Law, Martin Cunniff has over twenty-five years of litigation experience including serving as chair of commercial litigation for the largest litigation firm in the world.  Much of his experience has been as lead counsel in high exposure cases involving complex procedural mechanisms such as class actions.
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ERNESTO MENDIETA, Foreign Legal Consultant
Ernesto Mendieta has five years of telecommunications and corporate law experience working as a Senior Associate for a top telecommunications law firm in Mexico City.  He completed his LL.M. at Georgetown University, with an emphasis on U.S. and International Communications Law.
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SHANNON WILKE, Paralegal
Shannon Wilke joined Innovista Law in August 2015 as a paralegal, with experience in supporting all facets of litigation matters, including trial preparation, in state and federal courts.
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Representative Woods Rogers Attorneys

NEIL BIRKHOFF, Tax and Estate Planning

JOHN BYRUM, Administrative and Regulatory

VICTOR CARDWELL, Labor and Employment

NICK CONTE, Corporate and Business Law for Start-up Companies,
Closely Held Businesses, and Public Companies, IP Licensing

NATHAN EVANS, Patent

MICHAEL HERTZ, Trademark, IP licensing

NICOLE INGLE, Real Estate Transactions

FOURD KEMPER, Mergers and Acquisitions, Venture Capital Financing, Securities, IP Licensing

ALTON KNIGHTON, Tax Exempt Organizations and Financing

DAN SUMMERLIN, Administrative and Regulatory


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