Seep Paliwal

Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Legal Assistant
Karen Hussli
608-259-2623
khussli@staffordlaw.com

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On the Job

Practice

Seep Paliwal is a senior associate in Stafford Rosenbaum LLP’s Madison office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property and entertainment law, non-profit law, probate, guardianship, and trusts and estates.

Seep gained experience with intellectual property law as a law student working with the UW-Madison Office of Legal Affairs as the trademark clerk. There she managed the trademark portfolio for the University and assisted with issues related to trademark licensing. She also clerked with the USDA’s Forest Service, where she worked both with inventors for the federal government and with private contractors, advising on issues such as pending patent prosecution, disputes of inventorship, and trademark violation.

Seep began her legal career with a passion for public interest law and public policy, which she developed working with a number of non-profits and public interest programs while in law school. After graduating, she continued volunteer work with various pro se clinics in the Madison, Wisconsin community. Prior to joining Stafford Rosenbaum, Seep practiced family law with Community Justice, Inc., both as advocacy counsel and court-appointed guardian ad litem. She was also the project manager and founder of two of CJI’s pro bono initiatives, the Municipal Defense Project and the Foreclosure Defense Project.

Seep is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2015)

New York University (B.A., Politics and Government, 2011; minors in Cinema Studies and Producing)

Professional Recognitions and Awards

Wisconsin Law Journal’s Up and Coming Lawyer, 2017

State Bar of Wisconsin’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2018

Belle Case LaFollette Award, 2019

Off the Job

In Seep’s spare time, she enjoys baking and cooking challenging dishes. She is an avid reader and loves to support independent bookstores, especially ones she finds along travel routes. Seep is also a lifelong dancer and has recently restarted ballet classes. She hikes and camps often and has a goal to visit every state park in Wisconsin by 2025.