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.