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Bryan R. Walters Partner

Bryan Walters Business Litigation Attorney
Office
Grand Rapids
Phone
616/336-6865
Fax
616/336-7000
Email
brwalters@varnumlaw.com
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Assistant
Teri Garber, 616/336-6673
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Business Litigation Experience

Bryan helps companies successfully resolve business disputes, and represents clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, health care, and professional services. Bryan believes in an individualized approach to each situation; some disputes are best resolved through early negotiation/mediation, while others should be aggressively litigated in court. Bryan is particularly experienced in federal court litigation, both in West Michigan and across the country.

Publications

  • "The Reality of Large-Dollar-Amount Jury Verdicts," Grand Rapids Business Journal (October 3, 2011)
  • "Can Your Company Employees Keep a (Trade) Secret?" Grand Rapids Business Journal (June 20, 2011)
  • "It Would Be Wise to Consider Making a Federal Case of It," Grand Rapids Business Journal (June 1, 2010)
  • "Judicial Clerkships and the Salary Wars," The Federal Lawyer, Vol. 48 No. 5 (June 2011)

Recognition & Rankings

  • AV® Rated Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating in litigation, commercial litigation, and patent litigation from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as one of Michigan's Rising Stars in Litigation, 2008

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J.D., cum laude, 1997
    Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan
    B.A., magna cum laude, International Relations, 1995

 

Professional Activities

  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Federal Bar Association, Western Michigan Chapter (Vice President of Operations; Secretary, 2012 - 2013; Vice President of Programs, 2011-2012)
  • State Bar of Michigan (United States Courts Committee, 2012 - present; Litigation section; Appellate section)
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association (Litigation section)

Community Activities

  • Fountain Street Church (Vice Chair, 2013-present; Treasurer, 2011-2012)
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