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Jenny L. Zavadil

Jenny L. Zavadil

Managing Partner

Jenny Zavadil’s practice is concentrated on defending automotive manufacturers in product liability and consumer actions. Jenny works extensively defending corporate clients in complex discovery matters and serves as national coordinating discovery counsel for a major automobile manufacturer in the areas of airbags and rollover curtains, event data recorders, handling and stability, roof, crashworthiness, class actions, and consumer matters. 

Jenny has significant experience in discovery management including implementing protocols for case management conferences, collecting, processing and producing hard copy documents and electronically stored information, as well as handling all aspects of written discovery, including the meet and confer process and motion practice. She also has extensive experience preparing corporate employees who give testimony in depositions and at trial. 

Before joining Bowman and Brooke, Jenny clerked for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael F. Cavanagh. Building on this experience, Jenny’s practice also involves researching and writing appellate briefs and complex pre- and post-trial motions.


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2002

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 2001
    cum laude
    Dean's Scholarship for academic excellence
    University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Executive Editor, 2000 - 2001
  • Adrian College, B.A., 1996
    Dean's List
    Dean's Scholarship for academic excellence

Professional Associations

    • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
      —Distinguished Service Award, 2017
      —Board of Directors, 2015
      —Michigan Defense Quarterly, Assistant Editor


    • Pro Bono Spirit Award, 2014
      Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Protecting the Privilege - Best Practices in Privilege Logs," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, November 2018
  • "Protection of Source Code & Electronic System Controls - Reliability, Redundancy and Safety," Bowman and Brooke Hot Topics Seminar, Detroit, MI, February 16, 2012
  • "The Latest in Discovery Trends and Tactics," Bowman and Brooke Hot Topics Seminar, Detroit, MI, September 16, 2010
  • "The Rules They are A 'Changin', Rambling Through The New Rules of Civil Procedure: Nuts and Bolts and Preservation Letters," Canadian Defense Lawyers, September 2009


  • "Sweeping Amendments to Michigan Court Rules to Take Effect January 1, 2020," Co-Author, Legal Alert, June 2019
  • "The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act: 2010 Michigan Practice Guide," Michigan Defense Quarterly, Co-Author, July 2010
  • "Note, People v. Stevens: The Michigan Supreme Court Applies the Inevitable Discovery Exception to the Exclusionary Rule when Officers Violate the Knock and Announce Statute," 78 U. Det. Mercy Law Review 569, 2001

Classes and Seminars Taught