J. Douglas Grimes

Legal Assistant
Karrie Kelley
P: 704.338.6014 kkelley@bradley.com

Doug Grimes is a litigation partner and experienced trial lawyer. Recognized by Chambers USA as a top attorney in North Carolina for intellectual property, he focuses a large portion of his practice on representing plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property disputes. He also regularly handles a wide variety of other commercial, construction, products liability, personal injury, and complex business litigation. He has tried high-stakes lawsuits in federal and state courts, including the North Carolina Business Court. In addition to his litigation practice, he counsels clients on litigation avoidance and dispute resolution issues. He prides himself on close working relationships with his clients, a deep understanding of their businesses, and representation designed to advance the client’s overall strategic objectives. A client remarked that they were “very impressed; he is thoughtful and knows what he is doing” (Chambers USA 2020).

Doug has been consistently recognized by his peers for inclusion in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America®, North Carolina Super Lawyers, and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.

Notable Matters

Doug’s recent representative experience includes:

  • Lead trial counsel for defendants in bet-the-company trade secret misappropriation lawsuit tried to jury verdict
  • Trial counsel for technology company in trade secret misappropriation and unfair and deceptive trade practices case tried to jury verdict
  • Defended software developer in trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement lawsuit resolved following extensive expedited discovery and several day preliminary injunction hearing
  • Lead trial counsel for property developer in unfair and deceptive trade practices lawsuit tried to verdict