Carlton Hemphill


Carlton Hemphill is an associate with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Hemphill concentrates his practice on intellectual property law matters, including patent prosecution in the mechanical & materials practice area.

Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Hemphill worked for Naval Air Systems Command where he performed and reviewed structural analysis on aircraft substructure and composite skins. Mr. Hemphill also worked at the National Institute for Aviation Research where he was involved in the testing and certification of aircraft composite materials. Mr. Hemphill interned for two summers at NASA Goddard, working with micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).

During law school, Mr. Hemphill served as a Lead Managing Editor for the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology. Mr. Hemphill also competed in the 2021 USPTO National Patent Drafting Competition, where his team placed second.


  • B.S., Wichita State University, Aerospace Engineering, Magna Cum Laude
  • J.D., University of Minnesota
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  • Illinois