Paul Cereghini is one of Bowman and Brooke’s top trial lawyers and has been widely recognized as one of the foremost product liability trial lawyers in the United States. He defends product manufacturers nationally and has personally defended cases in over 40 states. Among his most visible current assignments, Paul was recently chosen by Yamaha to try the first bellwether cases involving its Rhino side-by-side off-road vehicle which has come under attack in hundreds of cases nationwide. He also serves as lead counsel for Riddell in the NFL player concussion litigation.
Describing Paul as “Brilliant…he has tremendous presence, is very loyal and conscientious,” “an excellent trial attorney who is aggressive and very technologically capable,” and “an outstanding trial lawyer” who instills in clients much confidence in his courtroom, The Legal 500 has identified him as one of eight Leading Lawyers in the United States in the field of automotive/transport product liability defense for five consecutive years, 2008-2012. Equally recognized by Chambers USA, he was called out again as one of eight top trial lawyers nationally in automotive product liability in 2008-2012 for “his excellent trial technique and tenacious yet flexible approach.”
As one of the firm’s founding attorneys and a member of its Executive Committee, Paul focuses his practice on defending household-name corporations including manufacturers of automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, helmets, material handling equipment, electrical components and medical devices against product liability and other major liability claims. In his cases, Paul frequently deals with mechanical engineers, computer scientists, incident reconstructionists, biomechanics and other technical experts. He has defended his clients to verdict in more than three dozen catastrophic injury and wrongful death trials and defends multi-plaintiff consolidated matters and class actions.