With more than 25 years of legal experience, Bess Murray specializes in IP law-related matters, including patent and trademark work. 

Bess is meticulously organized and a master of multitasking. Her experience ranges from helping attorneys prepare and file patent applications in the U.S. and abroad to assisting with prosecuting U.S., foreign, and PCT patent applications to diligence projects.

Prior to JMIN

Prior to JMIN, Bess served as an IP paralegal for various commercial law firms, including Gardner Groff & Greenwald P.C., Thomas Horstemeyer, and Smith, Gambrell & Russell. She also served as an in-house IP paralegal at Alcon Research, an eye health institute that expands the frontiers of vision sciences globally.

Outside the Office

Bess is an active volunteer at Table on Delk, an organization that provides assistance for women and children who are currently or at risk of being sexually trafficked. In her free time, she enjoys sport shooting with her husband and daughter.


  • Middle Georgia State University, Associate of Science
  • Certified as a Patent and Trademark Paralegal