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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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Teri Garber, 616/336-6673
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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 aggressively 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 including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other trade secrets.

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

Recognition & Rankings

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

Professional Activities

  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Federal Bar Association, Western Michigan Chapter, Treasurer, 2014 - present; 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
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Litigation section
  • American Intellectual Property Association

Community Activities

  • Fountain Street Church, Chair, 2013-present; Governing Board, 2010 - present

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)

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