Ms. Linda Joy Kattwinkel

About Me

Visual artist, former graphic deigner, intellectual property attorney

Member Type Non-member
Bio Linda Joy Kattwinkel, Esq. has been a visual artist for over 40 years and an attorney for over 17 years. She received her BFA cum laude in Communications Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she studied with Phil Meggs. She was a graphic designer and illustrator for 13 years before receiving her law degree cum laude from Hastings College of the Law in 1991. As a member of the law firm Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, Linda Joy represents clients and serves as a mediator/arbitrator in matters of intellectual property and arts law. Her particular focus is copyright, trademark and arts law on behalf of designers and visual artists. She is the author of Legalities, an online column on legal issues for designers (currently hosted by AIGA/SF,, and archived on her firm website, and various published articles, e.g., for STEP magazine and AIGA. She speaks frequently to lawyers and designers on arts law, including several AIGA national conferences. Linda Joy continues to paint in plein air and at her studio in San Francisco.