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Freddy I. Fonseca

Freddy I. Fonseca

Senior Counsel
Freddy Fonseca’s practice focuses on national product liability and warranty litigation. Freddy has led and defended more than 100 fact and product identification witness depositions for product liability and mass tort litigation and drafted and argued motions for summary judgment. Additionally, Freddy has conducted all phases of litigation, including initial factual investigations, developing case strategy, depositions, written discovery, motion practice, oral argument, and witness preparation. 

From performing shade tree automotive work with his father as a child to changing aircraft engines as a licensed F.A.A. aircraft mechanic, his mechanical background is an asset to his litigation work and clients. Freddy has handled a broad range of product liability cases, including defending manufacturers of aircraft, aircraft components, automotive brakes, automotive engines, consumer products, medical devices, insulation, boilers, plastics, and various construction products. Freddy has also litigated asbestos and benzene exposure liability claims, and advises clients on matters involving data privacy  related to the California Consumer Privacy Act. 

Freddy has second-chaired multiple trials to verdict, including representing a father in an international child abduction case brought pursuant to The Hague Convention, which resulted in a favorable judgment in the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Illinois. Recently, Freddy second-chaired a jury trial in the U.S.D.C. for the Central District of California, and another in Imperial County, California. Both jury trials consisted of challenging automotive warranty disputes, which resulted in two defense verdicts.

Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke, Freddy served as Assistant Regional Coordinating Counsel for a global aircraft manufacturer managing product liability and mass tort litigation defense strategy in New York, Illinois, and Missouri. 

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2016
  • Illinois, 2012

Court Admissions

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


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Queens College, B.A., 2007

Professional Associations

    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      —Pathfinder, 2019
    • American Bar Association
    • Hispanic National Bar Association


    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —California Rising Star, 2017
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Southern California Rising Star, 2018, 2020
    • —Illinois Rising Star, 2015
    • Federal Aviation Administration
      —Airframe & Powerplant Licenses
    • Bowman and Brooke Trial Skills College
      —Outstanding Cross Examination of a Fact Witness, 2020


  • Spanish

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • “Help Us, Help You: Strategies for Dealers, Customer Service and Field Techs,” Co-Presenter, Manufacturers’ Lemon Law Seminar, July 2019


  • “Time Limit on Asbestos Depositions Threatens Due Process,” Law360, September 2017
  • “California's Proposed Bill Seeks to Place Time Restraints on Depositions and Threatens Defendants' Due Process Rights,” Defense Litigation Insider, August 2017
  • “When Smartphones Get the Blame for Driver Distraction,” Law360, February 2017
  • “New Trend Emerging from Pending California Take-Home Exposure Decision,” Defense Litigation Insider, October 2016
  • “Mass Screenings: A Tale of Two Recent Court Approaches,” Mealey's Litigation Report: Asbestos, Vol. 27, #7, May 2012