Bard Borkon is a first-chair trial attorney with extensive experience in defense of high-exposure catastrophic injury product liability litigation. He has tried cases for the world's largest automobile manufacturers in Arizona, California, Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, and has participated in trials in six additional states. He has also argued before the Missouri Supreme Court on behalf of a major automobile client.
With a unique focus in automotive litigation, Bard serves as lead counsel managing national litigation programs and coordinating discovery. He defends a wide range of industry issues including rollovers, seat belts, airbags, unintended acceleration and electronic stability control. The majority of his cases require a deep dive into technical issues involving injury mechanism, accident reconstruction and statistical analysis. Bard also has represented automotive clients in class actions involving product-based allegations.
In addition, Bard's product liability experience includes defending corporate clients nationwide in personal injury litigation involving a wide variety of other products, including computer keyboards, construction equipment, wood finishing materials, farm machinery, power tools and bicycles.