Douglas A. Dozeman - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
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Douglas A. Dozeman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 616-752-2148

For more than 25 years, Doug Dozeman has been representing businesses and individuals in civil litigation matters. He has extensive experience in intellectual property, trade secrets, condemnation and a wide variety of complex commercial litigation. Doug has successfully prosecuted and defended patent infringement cases, and represented clients in trade secret and idea misappropriation cases, most notably the case involving the Taco Bell Chihuahua which resulted in a favorable $30 million jury verdict. He has also worked with landowners in inverse condemnations action against the State of Michigan and local governments as well as served as national trial counsel in product liability cases.

Calvin CollegeBA 1979Wayne State UniversityJ.D. 1983

Client Comments

"Doug Dozeman is a premier litigator in Michigan. He is calm (even a bit understated), very intelligent, diligent, and has an excellent tactical and strategic sense. He is always professional. He does not create extra work by picking unnecessary fights. His presentations in court are a model of clarity and effective persuasion. Doug is a lawyer in whom any client should have confidence."

-Jon R. Muth
Miller Johnson

"Doug Dozeman was lead negotiator in a patent sale with a major firm and did a great job. He has also spearheaded another potential offering in progress, and assisted me with various personal and corporate matters. His Integrity and professionalism and that of his colleagues are at the very top."

-Timothy R. Pryor
Digital Dash. Also Self

"Douglas Dozeman offers sound and wise counsel, even in the face of those often challenging and stressful litigation moments. He is a strong and persistent advocate, but always with professionalism. He has an excellent grasp of legal and business concepts. He consistently provides practical advice."

Office Location

Fifth Third Center, Suite 900
111 Lyon Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2487
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Grand Rapids Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Grand Rapids Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the Grand Rapids Metro Area
Douglas A. Dozeman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Douglas A. Dozeman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Douglas A. Dozeman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent