Athul K. Acharya is an attorney at BraunHagey & Borden. His practice focuses on a broad range of impact litigation in state and federal courts. Before he came to BHB, he was a litigator at a leading national firm where he fought patent trolls and had an active pro bono practice. He has obtained multiple victories for his clients, including a successful appeal of a prisoner lawsuit dismissed in district court for failure to exhaust prison remedies.


Athul lives in San Francisco with his fiancée. They spend their free time hiking in Northern California and Oregon.

For more information about Athul’s representative cases and experience, please contact the firm.


Law School
J.D. from Duke University School of Law, magna cum laude
• Order of the Coif
• Editor-in-Chief, Duke Law & Technology Review
• Editor, Duke Law Journal

M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University

B.A. in Computer Science from University of Rochester

Former Associations
Law clerk to the Hon. Milan D. Smith, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Law clerk to the Hon. Michael H. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Member of State Bar of California and Oregon
Admitted in the Northern District of California; District of Oregon; Ninth and Federal Circuits.