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Connor B. Walby

Connor B. Walby


Connor Walby concentrates his practice on defense of the firm’s manufacturing clients in complex product liability, consumer warranty and general liability litigation. Having joined Bowman and Brooke as a summer associate, Connor quickly learned how to develop a rigorous defense for his clients, from case inception to trial and appeal.

Apart from conducting extensive legal research, Connor routinely drafts responsive pleadings, dispositive motions, written discovery, and pre and post-trial motions.  He is involved in the defense of mass civil litigation, including automotive warranty and lemon law matters arising under Magnuson Moss, Michigan Lemon Law and California’s Song Beverly Act, and he coordinates all discovery activities for a multinational vehicle manufacturer. He also has experience in multifaceted commercial disputes.

While obtaining his juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School, Connor served as the President of the Entrepreneurial and Business Law Society, as well as the Vice Chancellor for the school’s Moot Court program. Connor also competed in the National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, where he now serves as a coach. His involvement with the Moot Court program and the Business Law Society allows Connor to appreciate the complexities of his clients’ business needs.

A lifelong Michigander, Connor enjoys biking through Detroit and spending time with his family.


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2017

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan


  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2017

    cum laude

    President, Entrepreneurship and Business Law Society

    Vice Chancellor, Moot Court

  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2014

    Sigma Iota Rho, Collegiate Honor Society for International Studies

Professional Associations

    • Michigan State Bar
      —Aviation Section
    • Detroit Bar Association
      —Inn of Court
    • American College of Trial Attorneys
      —National Moot Court Competition Coach


    • Bowman and Brooke Trial Skills College
      —Largest Settlement Award – Team, 2020

Recent News, Events and Blogs


  • "Sweeping Amendments to Michigan Court Rules to Take Effect January 1, 2020," Co-Author, Legal Alert, June 2019
  • "Upcoming Changes to Michigan's Prescribing Laws May Offer New Defenses in No-Fault Cases," Author, Legal Alert, March 2018
  • “Product Liability: Aircraft Manufacturers and Federal Field Preemption,” DRI Skywritings, 2016