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Litigation Attorney

Jon is a partner, former practice group chair and policy committee member, and currently a member of the firm's executive committee.   As a trial attorney, Jon is experienced in trials, arbitrations, and mediations related to supply chain disputes, asset purchase agreements, franchise agreements and other business-related litigation in Michigan and throughout the country.   Jon has successfully represented investors and broker-dealers in the litigation and arbitration of securities and investor conflicts, including Ponzi-scheme clawback cases. His background in sophisticated matters includes bringing cases to summary judgment, trial and courts of appeal.

Jon is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including facilitative mediation and arbitration, where he serves as a mediator/arbitrator and has won several multimillion-dollar awards representing parties.

Jon was named Grand Rapids “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Litigation- Banking and Finance in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

For more information, please contact Jon Bylsma at 616/336-6530 or


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America® since 2011

Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2021

Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers: Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Commercial; 2019 and 2020

Leading Lawyers: Commercial Litigation; Franchise & Dealership Law

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2011

Professional Affiliations

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan, Board

Grand Rapids Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

News & Publications




University of North Carolina School of Law Chapel Hill, North Carolina
J.D., with honors, 1993
North Carolina Law Review, Publication Editor, 1992-93
Order of the Coif

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.B.A., with high distinction, 1989

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Federal District of Colorado
  • 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 Northern District of Texas
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