Bowman and Brooke Logo
Dan J. Bauch

Dan J. Bauch


Dan Bauch defends motor vehicle manufacturers in consumer warranty and product liability cases including multi-district litigation, California JCCP and other state-court-coordinated proceedings, and class action litigation. Serving as coordinating counsel, he has developed strategies for managing and resolving mass actions throughout the United States in both state and federal courts.

Advising on scores of actions arising under the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), he has prepared trial strategies and supervised and managed 28 cases to trial throughout the country, resulting in 23 defense verdicts, one JNOV, one directed verdict, one non-suit, and two plaintiff verdicts (both settled post-trial). He has extensive experience negotiating settlements, both in and out of court.

Dan also has deep experience advising on litigation prevention strategies for motor vehicles, including risk mitigation strategies for incorporation of new product concepts, technologies, features and operations, service and recall actions as well as accessory part development, warranty coverage, customer relations and dealer-tech line issues. He has also provided legal review and advised on press releases, new-model press introductions, advertisements, web content and social media content related to motor vehicles.

Before joining Bowman and Brooke, Dan served as in-house counsel at a global motor vehicle and equipment manufacturer for more than 27 years, defending warranty, product liability and fire subrogation claims relating to power vehicles, power equipment and automobiles.

In his free time, Dan enjoys reading, riding his motorcycle, watching the English Premier League (and just about any form of motorsports racing), and gardening, while making sure to eat healthy and exercise daily.


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1985
    Major: Zoology

Professional Associations

    • Product Liability Advisory Council
    • Defense Research Institute
    • State Bar of California