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Jon M. Bylsma Partner

Jon Bylsma Litigation Attorney
Office
Grand Rapids
Phone
616/336-6530
Fax
616/336-7000
Email
jmbylsma@varnumlaw.com
jmbylsma@varnumlaw.com
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Assistant
Sue Nawara, 616/336-6540

Litigation Experience

Jon is a partner and leads the Litigation Practice Team.  Experienced in litigation of supply chain disputes, asset purchase agreements, franchise agreements and other business related litigation, Jon also has a substantial practice in securities dispute, including litigation and arbitration of securities and investor disputes, in which he has successfully represented investors and broker-dealers.  His experience on sophisticated matters includes bringing cases to summary judgment, trial, and courts of appeal. Jon is also experienced in several forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including facilitative mediation and arbitration, where he has won several multi-million dollar awards.

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    J.D., with honors, 1993
    North Carolina Law Review, Publication Editor (1992-93)
  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    B.B.A., with high distinction, 1989
  • Calvin College
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Attended Freshman & Sophomore years

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Community Involvement

  • Active in several local bar association committees
  • Past board chair of Pathfinder Resources
  • Has served on the Charity Golf Committee for Bethany Christian Services and the Blodgett-Ferguson Foundation

Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2011
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers since 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating, AV® Preeminent™

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
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