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Bryan R. Walters Partner

Bryan Walters Business Litigation Attorney
Grand Rapids
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Tammy M. Lewis, 616/336-6251

Business and IP Litigation Experience

Bryan helps companies successfully resolve business disputes, representing 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 actively litigated in court. Bryan is particularly experienced in federal court litigation, both in West Michigan and across the country. He also represents clients in intellectual property disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other trade secrets.


  • 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


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

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association, Western Michigan Chapter, President, 2016 - present; Treasurer, 2014 - 2016; Executive Committee, 2011 - present
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan, United States Courts Committee, 2012 - 2013; Litigation section; Appellate section
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association: Trademark Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Trade Secret Law sections
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Litigation section

Community Involvement

  • Fountain Street Church, Governing Board Chair, 2013 - 2015; Governing Board, 2010 - 2016
  • East Grand Rapids Middle School Science Olympiad Coach, 2014 - present

Publications and Presentations

"Can Your Company Employees Keep a (Trade) Secret?" Grand Rapids Business Journal, June 20, 2011
"Judicial Clerkships and the Salary Wars," The Federal Lawyer, Vol. 48 No. 5, June 2011

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