Mr. Herrington concentrates his practice in intellectual property law, gaming law, commercial litigation and Internet law.

He received a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan in 1988 and a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 1992.

Among Mr. Herrington's many publications, he is a contributing author to Slot Manager Magazine and Casino Journal and writes a quarterly column on intellectual property matters in the gaming industry for the Gaming Standards Association's newsletter. Other recent articles include "E-commerce Benefits from New Electronic Signatures Act" (The Greater Lansing Business Monthly), "Overview of Corporate Patent Management," "Intellectual Property Management" and "New Federal Case Attempts to Clarify the Complex Interplay Between Internet Trademark Rights and Internet Domain Names." He was a contributing author to The State of Michigan Gaming Law Legal Resource Book, 2nd Ed. and co-author of West Publishing's Products Liability Guide for the 50 States. He and Arthur Rogers have developed and authored several gaming intellectual property and antitrust-related web sites, and co-authored portions of the Northern Gaming Resource Guide 1999-2000, including "The Interplay Between Antitrust and Intellectual Property" and "Gaming Intellectual Property Laws." He is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and litigation matters and is a frequent presenter at Global Gaming Expos and Regional Gaming Shows.

Mr. Herrington's memberships include the State Bar of Michigan, the Florida Bar, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association. He is admitted to practice all state courts in Michigan and Florida and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Middle District of Florida, the District of Colorado and the Federal Civil Court of Appeals. An experienced commercial and intellectual property litigator, Mr. Herrington is also registered to practice as a patent attorney before the USPTO.

  • Practice Areas

  • Education

    • Wayne State University Law School, 1992
      • J.D., cum laude
    • University of Michigan, 1988
      • B.G.S.
  • Admissions

    • Michigan, 1992
    • Florida, 1994
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1997
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1994
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
    • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2000
  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association
      Sections on Intellectual Property Law and Science and Technology
    • State Bar of Michigan
      Section on Intellectual Property Law
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Presentations / Speaking Engagements

    • Global Gaming Expo - "Intellectual Property Law Basics in the Gaming Industry" November 2007-Las Vegas, NV
    • "Patent Report," Casino Journal Magazine, May 2004 (Co-authored with A. Rogers and J. Yee)
    • "Now More Than Ever, Industry Must Go Forward On Standards," International Gaming and Wagering Business Magazine, April 2004 (Co-authored with A. Rogers)
    • The Gaming Intellectual Property Website (, Self Published, 2001
    • The Association Antitrust Website (, Self Published, 2000
    • The State of Michigan Gaming Law Legal Resource Book, Second Edition, 1999
    • "Overview of Corporate Patent Management," The Law & Business Newsletter, Summer 1998
    • "New Federal Case Attempts to Clarify the Complex Interplay Between Internet Trademark Rights and Internet Domain Names," The Law & Business Newsletter, Summer, 1999
    • Products Liability Guide for the 50 States, West Publishing, 1995
    • "Michigan's Wrongful Death Act and the Death-Tolling Provision," The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Journal, Spring 1994

Brian D. Herrington

115 West Huron Street
Suite 700
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1318
Office: (734) 222-6104
Cell: (517) 214-1007
Fax: (734) 761-5957