Mr. Carothers is the owner and lead counsel at Carothers and Carothers. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S.E.E. in 1962. Mr. Carothers received his JD from Duquesne University in 1965, and that same year he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Mr. Carothers is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Carothers and Carothers represent three generations of expertise in intellectual property law, starting in the late 1800s with Floyd N. Barber who was an original charter member of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Carothers' father, William D. Carothers, joined his father-in-law's, Floyd N. Barber, practice. Mr. Floyd B. Carothers joined the firm in 1962 and he has been in the position of owner since 1972. Mr. Carothers received the highest rating possible from Martindale Hubble, the premier publisher of a worldwide attorney directory.