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Butzel adds attorney to firm’s growing International Business Practice Group; Everardo Tapia’s practice is focused on automotive, business, commercial litigation and IP

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel continues to grow to meet client needs with the addition of associate attorney Everardo Tapia to the firm’s International Business Practice Group.

Based in Butzel’s Detroit office, Tapia focuses his practice in the firm’s Automotive, Business and Commercial Litigation, and Intellectual Property Groups.

His practice has included serving as national discovery counsel for clients in the automotive industry in addition to representing major telecommunications and energy companies in intellectual property litigation.

Tapia earned a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor in two and a half years from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While in law school, he was the associate editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property and a member of the Hispanic-Latino Law Student Society & Intellectual Property Law Society.

Notably, Tapia has earned recognition for pro bono work representing underserved members of the community in family and criminal matters. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Missouri.

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Butzel is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Troy, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel on Twitter: