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Jeffrey R. Brooke

Jeffrey R. Brooke

Phone:602.643.2300
Fax:602.248.0947

Recently retired, founding member of Bowman and Brooke Jeff Brooke devoted the majority of his practice to defending product liability claims against manufacturers. From captain of the Northwestern University football team to captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, Jeff brought extensive experience as a leader to the Firm. As "captain" of the Phoenix office starting in 1985, his product liability defense practice took him from coast to coast, trying cases for some of the world's largest automotive manufacturers.

Jeff handled numerous cases involving automobiles, trucks, sport utility vehicles, motorcycles, helmets, and off-road vehicles.  With more than 35 years of experience, he also tried cases involving all-terrain vehicles and capital equipment including cranes, electrical switchgear aircraft, and forklifts.  As a pilot himself, Jeff understood the needs of his aviation clients.

An advocate and mentor, Jeff spoke on the subjects of vehicle design, stability and handling, and crashworthiness for continuing legal education.  He served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps between 1969 and 1972 as a defense lawyer and military judge.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1969
  • Arizona, 1980
  • California, 1990

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Federal Court, 1969
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1969
    cum laude
    Law Review: Editor, Minnesota Law Review, 1968 - 1969
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1966
    Norlegama Honorary; Football Captain, 1965

Professional Associations

    • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
    • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • State Bar of Arizona
    • State Bar of California

Distinctions

    • The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
      —Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, 2019
    • International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers
      —Who's Who Legal, London, England, 2008 - 2009
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Southwest Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008 - 2010 

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Publications

  • Minnesota's Experiment with Metropolitan Council, University of Minnesota Law Review, 1969