Michaela P. Sewall

Special Counsel

Michaela Sewall focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. She has represented clients in patent disputes involving a variety of technologies, including microprocessors, smartphones, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and automotive technology. Her practice spans the litigation process, from pre-suit investigation to pleadings, fact and expert discovery, motion practice, mediation, trials and appeals. She has been a member of several WilmerHale trial teams in federal district court, in both bench and jury trials. Her appellate experience includes appeals in patent disputes before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Ms. Sewall is also committed to pro bono work. She has represented a member of her Boston community in divorce proceedings as part of the Family Law Project of the Women's Bar Foundation. She has also co-authored a guide for attorneys to the human trafficking law in Massachusetts.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sewall was a law clerk to the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

While in law school, Ms. Sewall was a summer intern at the United States Attorney's Office in Boston, Massachusetts, and was an intern at a boutique Boston-area law office that focused on publishing, copyright and trademark law, as well as higher education.


  • Named to Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers list in 2022 in the area of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2021-2023 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for intellectual property litigation 
  • Recognized as a Rising Star in 2020 and 2018 by Managing IP

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  • Education

    • JD, Boston College Law School, 2011

      magna cum laude Order of the Coif, Managing Editor, Boston College Law Review
    • BA, Political Science, Brown University, 2004

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts

    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2011 - 2012