Crystal Everson, J.D.

Crystal Everson, J.D.

Freelance writer

Crystal Everson was admitted to the state bar of New York and has since retired from the practice of law. She holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, with an emphasis in Intellectual Property Law. She also has a certificate in Intellectual Property from the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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