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Deborah C. Mortimer is an entrepreneurial attorney who combines her expertise in trademark law with a passion for publishing and advocacy in children's literature. As the Principal Attorney at Mortimer Legal, PLLC, Deborah provides comprehensive intellectual property services, specializing in trademark and copyright registration, enforcement, and maintenance. With a background in writing and publishing, Deborah brings a unique perspective to her legal practice, understanding the importance of protecting and promoting creative works.


Known for her integrity and strong work ethic, Deborah prioritizes detailed and transparent communication with her clients, ensuring that their expectations are managed effectively. Her persuasive legal writing skills and creative problem-solving abilities make her a valuable asset to her clients, serving as their most dedicated advocate and chief negotiator.


Beyond her legal career, Deborah is also an accomplished author and owner of Leap Forward Publishing, LLC. Recognizing the need for diverse and inclusive representation in children's literature, she passionately develops and promotes books that feature relatable and inspiring characters from different backgrounds. Her debut book, "Zorah and the Very Big Question," the first installment of the Zorah series, was released in 2021, followed by "When You Give a Girl a Puppy..." in 2022 and her newest release, "Summer Island", which is a celebration of Deborah's Caribbean-American heritage and upbringing. Deborah's commitment


to diversity and representation extends beyond her writing, as she actively engages in speaking engagements and podcasts, sharing her insights on brand development, author protection, and the importance of representation in children's literature.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Deborah is a former homeschool parent and a proud active member of  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. She finds fulfillment in her involvement with organizations such as the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).


With her multidimensional background as a trademark attorney and advocate for diversity in children's literature, Deborah offers a unique blend of legal expertise, business acumen, and a deep understanding of the publishing industry. She is the ideal partner for anyone seeking nationwide trademark and copyright protection, as well as comprehensive support in navigating the complex world of publishing. With Deborah by your side, you can trust that your brand, ideas, and stories will be safeguarded as she continues to make a positive impact on the literary landscape.

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