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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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Tammy M. Lewis, 616/336-6251
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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 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.

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

Recognitions

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

Professional Affiliations

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

Community Involvement

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

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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