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Kimberlee Thompson Raley, J.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Kimberlee Thompson Raley is an associate at Johnson, Marcou, Isaacs & Nix, LLC (JMIN). Her areas of expertise include mechanical devices, chemical processes and formulations, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, genetically modified plants, and pesticides. 


Prior to joining JMIN, Dr. Raley was an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP in Austin, Texas, where her primary responsibilities included preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to chemical compounds and processes for the chemical, petroleum, and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to law school, Dr. Raley worked as a research scientist and chemist and supervised a team of technicians to develop agrochemical, biocide, ink and coating, textile, surfactant, and personal care products.


Dr. Raley received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. While in law school, she externed for the Honorable Amy Totenberg, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Dr. Raley also served as a managing editor of the Emory International Law Review, participated in the AIPLA Giles Rich Moot Court and the Emory Law TI:GER start-up technology commercialization program.


Dr. Raley earned her Doctorate in Polymers, Master of Science in Textile Chemistry, and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She also is an inventor on 15 U.S. issued patents and three pending patents. 


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, cum laude

  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

  • M.S., Textile Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

  • B.S., Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • Texas State Bar (No. 24116936) – admitted October 2019 

  • USPTO Patent Bar (No. 75,398) – admitted September 2016 


  • Kimberlee Thompson Raley, Comment, The South Korean Patent Linkage System: A Model for Reforming the United States Hatch-Waxman Act, 33 EMORY INT’L L. REV. 459 (2019). 

  • Arthur J. Ragauskas, Kimberlee F. Thompson & Leslie T. Gelbaum, NMR studies of lignin. Part 2, 17O spectroscopy of lignin model compounds, 517 INST. PAPER SCI. & TECH. TECH. PAPER SER. (1994). 


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