Since 2002, Kirby has focused her efforts on helping clients successfully navigate their intellectual property (IP) challenges. Kirby enjoys being an advisor to clients when they need assistance in identifying, protecting, and leveraging their IP. Kirby is a registered patent attorney. The patent system can be complicated, and she help clients be more comfortable and understand what inventions they can protect and how best to protect them. These inventions can be wide-reaching, and Kirby endeavors to make the patent process accessible to all, whether a start-up or a Fortune 500 company. Not only does Kirby work with clients to tackle their IP issues as part of her law practice, she is committed to IP education and advocacy through work with the State Bar of Texas and the American Chemical Society. As part of the State Bar of Texas, Kirby served as Chair of the IP Section for the 2018-2019 bar year. As Chair of the American Chemical Society Committee on Patents and Related Matters, Kirby worked to educate and inform members and the public about patents and other IP issues and identify opportunities to advocate on the importance of IP.