Enrico Schaefer

Founding Attorney

Enrico Schaefer

Mr. Schaefer is a seasoned trial attorney practicing UAS, FAA drone law, Part 107, Section 333 Exemption petition representation, internet, copyright, domain name, trademark, consumer class action and mass tort law on a global basis. Mr. Schaefer has significant experience in internet and technology company representation, having been named President and General Counsel of an internet start-up company in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Schaefer has been retained on domain valuation issues in divorces, business asset valuation and other matters, having developed domain name valuation methodologies for use by courts, judges and juries. Mr. Schaefer understands the issues facing technology companies and brick-and-mortar companies with technology and internet issues. He is a software developer and technologist. Mr. Schaefer represents drone companies, UAS vendors, drone developers, registries, registrars, internet service providers, web hosting companies, domainers, web developers, e-commerce providers, affiliate marketers and many others in the technology space across a wide range of issues.

My Schaefer has been following the FAA’s rule making process for drones and UAVs for many years, and recently launched www.dronelaw.pro to assist his drone and UAS clients. If you need a drone lawyer to help with the FAA Part 107 or other drone law issue, chances are we can help.

Mr. Schaefer has first chair trial experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including consumer internet class action litigation, mass accident, cybersquatting actions, intellectual property, commercial and fiduciary litigation, UDRP and IP licensing. He has represented some of the largest companies in the world in litigation, domain name, trademark and related matters. He has multiple million dollar plus verdicts to his name. He is a frequent author and presenter on issues related to protecting business interests in a global internet economy. Mr. Schaefer represents personal, company and business interests from around the world. He has acted as a domain valuation expert in numerous proceedings, valuing 10s of million of dollars of domains with, and without, website traffic.

Memberships / Affiliations

  • Michigan State Bar, admitted January 1990
  • Detroit Bar Association, since 1991
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), 1990-93
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Section, MSB
  • ConnecTech GT, President


Extensive experience in internet-based technologies, including client / server software, data security and data transmission. Enrico enjoys backcountry camping, hiking, jogging and reading.

Employment History

Founder, Traverse Legal, PLC

Traverse City, MI, January 2005 – present.

Law firm focused on global protection of business interests, mass tort litigation and class actions. Specializing in drone and UAS la, internet law, intellectual property issues, domain disputes, complex litigation, technology company representation and general counsel services. using technology to connect to clients located throughout the world


Michigan State University College of Law, Summa Cum Laude (Rank 1 / 96) – January 1990

Numerous academic awards and scholarships:
Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Corporations, Evidence, Estates and Trusts and Research Writing and Advocacy. Managing Editor, Detroit College of Law Review, 1989.
Author: Case Note Publication, “Barring the Tort Claims of Fire Fighters and Police Officers,” Detroit College of Law Review, Issue 3, Summer 1988.