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Chiji Offor

Michael W. Shore

Chiji Offor

Bank of America Plaza
901 Main Street, Suite 3300
Dallas, Texas 75202

214-593-9128 (Direct)
214.593.9110 (Firm)
214.593.9111 (Fax)
coffor@shorechan.com
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Biography 
Chiji Offor's practice includes complex commercial litigation, with a focus on patent litigation. Mr.Offor has represented clients in cases involving a range of technology areas, including mobile applications, wireless communications, data warehousing and business analytics, MEMS sensors, electric metering and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), among others.

In addition to his primary practice, Mr. Offor is committed to pro bono service and involvement in the Dallas community. In 2013, he successfully represented pro-bono an indigent mother in securing the return of her abducted minor daughter under The Hague Convention. In 2014, Mr. Offor received the Dallas Area Young Lawyer's (DAYL) Pro Bono Service Award and was recognized by the Texas Bar Journal as a Pro Bono Champion. From 2011 to 2013, Mr.Offor served on the Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals board. Mr. Offor was recently selected as a Barrister member of the Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Intellectual Property Inn of Court. 

Before attending law school at The University of Wisconsin School of Law, Mr. Offor obtained a computer science degree from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, College of Engineering. 

Representative Matters 
  • Represented network marketing company in defending against $10 million breach of contract claim; obtained complete defense verdict and take nothing judgment. 
  • Represented public utility company in defending against patent infringement lawsuit; obtained favorable settlement.
  • Represented seismic equipment manufacturer in defense against patent damages claims; obtained significant liability reduction. 
  • Represented business analytics software company in defense against patent infringement suit; obtained summary judgment of invalidity. 
  • Represented computer manufacturer in successful against patent infringement suit targeting wireless radio chipsets.
  • Represented indigent mother in securing return of abducted minor child under The Hague Convention; won complete verdict after three-day bench trial. See Vazquez v. Vasquez, No. 3:13-cv-1445-B, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184292 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 27, 2013), aff'd 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14521 (5th Cir. 2014). 

Education 
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law, 2008 (Academic Achievement Honors; Two-time Regional Semifinalist, TYLA National Trial Competition; Executive Board, Moot Court; John Marshall IT & Security Law Moot Court Team)  
  • B.S.E., Computer Science, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, College of Engineering, 2005 

Admissions 
  • Texas 
  • Wisconsin 
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 

Recognitions 
  • Recognized as a Texas Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (less than 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 are elected as "Rising Stars") 
  • Selected for Barrister membership in Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn IP Inn of Court (2017-present) 
  • Selected to Board of Young Professionals (Policy Committee Co-Chair), Dallas Regional Chamber, 2011-13