MSU College of Law

Brian A. Hall

Partner, Traverse Legal, PLC

2007 | Austin, TX

Miami University| Management Information Systems

“I was able to develop the two most critical skills I use everyday: trial and written advocacy. Combining these experiences with my focus on Intellectual Property in law school made me practice ready from the start.”

Brian Hall’s practice represents clients throughout the United States with their Intellectual Property and Internet Law issues. “I regularly assist individuals and companies with the identification, acquisition, prosecution, and enforcement of their trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets,” he said. “I have successfully litigated and arbitrated cybersquatting, software trade secret, and online defamation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States.”

His clients, like him, love technology and its applicability to the practice of law.  As such, he tends to primarily represent tech startups; larger, enterprise Internet companies; and brand owners. “The most rewarding part of my work is being able to advise clients with their legal issues while maintaining a focus on advancing their business interests,” he said. “There is simply nothing better than a successful relationship and happy client.”

During Brian’s time as a student at MSU College of Law, he participated in the Fieger Trial Practice Institute and MSU Law Review. “In doing so, I was able to develop the two most critical skills I use everyday: trial and written advocacy. Combining these experiences with my focus on Intellectual Property in law school made me practice ready from the start.”

Brian said MSU Law provided him far more than the core curriculum necessary to pass the Bar Exam. “I was able to participate in advocacy programs, legal journals, and courses focused on my area of interest, Intellectual Property,” he said. “For example, being able to take a Research, Writing, and Advocacy course focused on Intellectual Property not only confirmed my desire to practice in the area, but it also prepared me for practice upon graduation.  Knowing that my professors were experts in the area, many of whom had practiced law as well, helped confirm to my classmates and me that we were getting both a legal education and insight into the practice of law.”