J. Douglas Grimes

J. Douglas Grimes



  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Class Actions

WSG Practice Industries


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
North Carolina, U.S.A.


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.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2004

Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina


  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 2004, with honors
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.S., 2001
Areas of Practice

Antitrust and Competition | Class Actions | Complex Business Litigation | Construction | Copyrights | Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property and Competitive Practices Litigation | Litigation | Patents and Patent Litigation | Product Liability | Retail | Trade Secrets | Trademarks