Brad Lyerla is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice and a member of the Antitrust and Competition Law Practice. He is a counselor and trusted advisor to his clients concerning competition and intellectual property disputes, but he is best known for representing clients in patent and trade secret litigation. With more than 30 years of experience as a first chair trial lawyer, his litigation has involved a wide variety of technologies, including life sciences, applied mathematics, communications, software, computing, medical devices, chemicals, food science, manufacturing, consumer products, aeronautics and pharmaceuticals. Recently, he has been described as “a born-and-bred trial lawyer who enjoys the trust of key decision-makers, he continues to percolate in important trials.” Mr. Lyerla is a thought leader in patent and trade secret litigation and regularly speaks and publishes articles on issues in these practice areas.
Mr. Lyerla is committed to diversity in the workplace and in life. He is equally committed to pro bono work. He has tried numerous pro bono trials for the indigent including two murder trials. He has received the John Powers Crowley Justice Award for his pro bono work.