Butzel attorney Everardo Tapia named Treasurer-Elect of the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel associate attorney Everardo Tapia has been appointed Treasurer-Elect of the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan (HBAM).
“The Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan is an excellent go-to resource providing a voice for Michigan Hispanics,” Tapia said. “I am honored to serve in a leadership role with this important organization.” Tapia already has been active in HBAM over the last several months engaging Hispanic law students and developing programming for young members of the Hispanic bar.
Tapia focuses his practice on the firm’s Automotive, Business and Commercial Litigation, and Intellectual Property Groups. He is very focused on Mexico, specifically as it relates to automotive, supply chain and other cross-border issues.
Notably, Butzel’s Global Automotive Team is relied upon for virtually every type of legal service required by automotive suppliers, and their work involves important matters in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
His experience also includes serving as national discovery counsel for clients in the automotive industry in addition to representing major telecommunications and energy companies in intellectual property litigation.
Tapia has earned recognition for his pro bono work representing underserved members of the community in family and criminal matters. He was featured on the Automotive Insiders OESA podcast, "Finding footing with ESG." September 2022.
He received a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. (in two and a half years) from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While in law school, he was the associate editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property and a member of the Hispanic-Latino Law Student Society & Intellectual Property Law Society.