Tenacious litigator focused on defending businesses.
Walter Judge represents businesses in the state and federal courts of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine in commercial matters (contract disputes, unfair competition, etc.), intellectual property litigation (enforcement of copyright, trademark, and trade secret rights) and products liability and personal injury defense. He represents retail establishments, premises owners, trucking companies, and individual motorists against negligence and personal injury claims.
Walter has tried approximately twenty (20) liability cases to jury verdict and has won five (5) defendant’s verdicts in the last six (6) years. In his intellectual property practice, he protects businesses against trademark and trade secret theft by ex-employees. In his product liability practice, he defends manufacturers of automobiles, food products, toy and recreation equipment, construction materials, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals. In his transportation practice, he has defended large trash haulers against accident and personal injury claims. And in his retail and premises liability practice, he defends stores and property owners against slip/trip-and-fall-type claims. Walter represents businesses in consumer fraud claims brought by the state and private parties. He also conducts trials and appeals in both state and federal courts, as well as mediations and arbitrations.
Walter has also presided over numerous contested cases as an acting Small Claims judge in the Vermont court system.