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Roshan Rajkumar is an established attorney who defends small and large corporations in state and federal courts against commercial, product liability, mass tort and warranty claims. In both local and national counsel roles, he has gained extensive experience representing major manufacturers of commercial and consumer motor vehicles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and construction products.

Clients retain Roshan for his first- and second-chair civil litigation trial experience; however, they also seek out his skills in efficient and effective assessment and resolution of civil litigation matters. Roshan understands that his clients need an attorney that respects business drivers and needs when deciding whether to recommend trying a case, or seeking early resolution. Roshan has been part of the national litigation team for a major chemical company addressing toxic tort claims. Roshan also represents a major product manufacturer in all of its Wisconsin asbestos matters, addressing issues of premise and product liability, and serves as regional asbestos counsel for a commercial HVAC manufacturer. In addition, he currently serves as warranty counsel for a major automobile manufacturer in seven states, as national warranty counsel for a major Minnesotan vehicle manufacturer, and regional warranty counsel for four motor vehicle manufacturers.

Roshan is one of two Sri Lankan-American attorneys at Bowman and Brooke, and devotes quality time to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the practice of law. He serves on the Diversity Committee at his law school alma mater and he is a board member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, which works to attract, recruit, retain and advance attorneys of color in the Twin Cities. He serves as a mentor to law students and young attorneys of color through the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2000

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2013

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2000
    —Dean's List 1999-2000
  • Australian National University, M.A., 1996
    —with honors
    —Major: Political Science
    —Major: International Affairs
  • Boston College, B.A., 1995
    —Dean's List 1992-1995
    with honors
    —Major: Political Science
    —Major: Theology

Memberships

    • American Bar Association
      —ABA TIPS Special Standing Committee, Ethics and Professionalism, Vice-Chair
      —ABA TIPS Special Standing Committee, Law in the Public Service, Vice-Chair
      —ABA TIPS General Committee, Products Liability, Vice-Chair
      —Leadership Academy, graduate, 2006
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
      —Mentoring Program, Chair
      —Bar Foundation Golf Classic, Chair
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
      —Co-Chair, Board of Directors
      —Executive Committee
      —Professional Development Committee, Co-Chair
      —Strategic Planning Committee
      —Mentoring Circles, Mentor
    • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
    • University of Minnesota Law School
      —Diversity Committee
    • University of St. Thomas Law School
      —Mentor
    • Boston College Alumni Association
      —Spirituality and Life Committee
      —Board of Directors, 2008-2011
      —Minnesota Chapter, President
      —Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, G2 alumni contact
    • United States Tennis Association, National
      —National 10 & Under Taskforce, advisor
    • United States Tennis Association, Northern Section
      —Board of Directors
      —Executive Committee, Vice-President #1
      —10 & Under Tennis Section Taskforce, Chair
      —Diversity & Inclusion Council, Interim Chair
      —Grievance Appeals Committee, Chair
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of MN & ND
      —2012 Twin Cities Finest, Nominating Committee
    • Rotary International, 1995 - 1997
      —Ambassadorial Scholar
      —Rotarian Youth Leadership Award, recipient

Distinctions

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    • Minnesota State Bar Association
      —North Star Lawyer, 2015 - 2013
    • Minnesota Lawyer
      Up and Coming Lawyer, 2005
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2014; Rising Stars, 2013 - 2006
    • Boston College Alumni Association
      —John J. Griffin, Sr., '35 H'72 Alumni Association Award, 2016
    • 2011 Twin Cities Finest Award, recipient
    • ABA Leadership Academy, 2006 - 2007
    • 2006 HCBA L.I.N.C. graduate, 1995 - 1996

Recent Verdicts & Case Studies


CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

Recent News, Events and Blogs


Speaking Engagements

  • "How to Prevent Your Expert Witness from Sinking Your Ship," DRI Product Liability Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2016
    "Collaborations at Work: Partnering to Promote Diversity and Inclusion," Elimination of Bias: Beyond Diversity – Creating a Culture of Inclusion in the Legal Workplace, Minnesota State Bar Association, May 2015
  • "Cultural Competence for Business Lawyers," The 2015 Business Law Institute, May 2015
  • "Building a Book of Clients", New Lawyers Nuts & Bolts, Hennepin County Bar Association, April 2015
  • "Building a Book of Clients," New Lawyers Nuts & Bolts, Hennepin County Bar Association, April 2014
  • 2012 Bearmon Lecturer on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Orientation for the University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2015, August 2012
  • "How to Preserve, Assemble and Tell the Corporate Good Conduct Story," Client Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, November 2010