Bowman and Brooke Logo
Roshan N. Rajkumar

Roshan N. Rajkumar

Managing Partner

Roshan Rajkumar is a trial attorney defending corporations in state and federal courts against commercial, product liability, toxic tort and warranty matters. In both serving as lead counsel in local and national roles for both individual matters and mass torts, he has gained extensive experience representing major manufacturers of commercial and consumer motor vehicles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and construction products.

Clients retain Roshan for his first- and second-chair civil litigation trial experience; however, they also seek out his skills in efficient and effective assessment and resolution of civil litigation matters. Roshan understands that his clients need an attorney that respects business drivers and needs when deciding whether to recommend trying a case, or seeking early resolution. Roshan has been part of the national litigation team for a major chemical company addressing toxic tort claims. Roshan also represents a major product manufacturer in all of its Wisconsin asbestos matters, addressing issues of premise and product liability, and serves as regional asbestos counsel for a commercial HVAC manufacturer. In addition, he currently serves as warranty counsel for a major automobile manufacturer in seven states, as national warranty counsel for a major Minnesotan vehicle manufacturer, and regional warranty counsel for four motor vehicle manufacturers.

Roshan is one of two Sri Lankan-American attorneys at Bowman and Brooke, and as Chair of the firm's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee he devotes quality time to addressing these issues in the practice of law. He also serves on the Diversity Committee at his law school alma mater and he is Co-Chair of the board of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, which works to attract, recruit, retain and advance attorneys of color in the Twin Cities. Additionally he serves as a Minority Corporate Counsel Association ambassador, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2000

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2000
    Dean's List
  • Australian National University, M.A., 1996
    with honors
    Major: Political Science and International Affairs
  • Boston College, B.A., 1995
    with honors
    Dean's List
    Major: Political Science, Theology

Professional Associations

    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      —City Lead, 2019 – 2021
      —Leadership Symposium Committee, 2018 – 2021
      —Fellow, 2017
    • American Bar Association
      —Fellow, 2021
      —Leadership Academy, Graduate, 2006
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
      —Board of Directors
      —Membership Innovation and Engagement Committee
      —Professional Development Committee, Co-Chair
      —Strategic Plan Working Group
      —TCDIP Connect
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • University of Minnesota Law School
      —Diversity & Belonging Affinity Council, 2010 – 2023
    • —Adjunct Faculty, Law in Practice, 2008 – 2023
    • University of St. Thomas Law School Mentor
    • Boston College Alumni Association
      —Minnesota Chapter, President
      —Board of Directors, 2008-2011
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of MN & ND


    • Hennepin County Bar Association
      —HCBA Fellow
    • —Diversity Award, 2017
    Northstar Lawyer Logo
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
      —Pro Bono All-Star, 2020 – 2022
    • —North Star Lawyer, 2013 – 2022
    • Minnesota Lawyer
      Diversity & Inclusion Award Recipient, 2019
    • —"Up & Coming Lawyer," 2005
    • The Legal 500
      Named in Litigation: Product Liability Defense, Toxic Tort, 2020 – 2023
    • Who's Who Legal
      —International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2023
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2016; Rising Stars, 2006 – 2013
    • Boston College Alumni Association
      —John J. Griffin, Sr., '35 H'72 Alumni Association Award, 2016
    • United States Tennis Association 
      —Volunteer Exceptional Service Award, 2018
    • Minnesota/Dakotas Cystic Fibrosis Chapter
      —Twin Cities Finest Award, 2011
    • HCBA L.I.N.C.Graduate, 2006

Recent Verdicts & Case Studies


Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Black History Month Conversation" Moderator, Webinar, February 2021
  • “Perspectives in Diversity,” Panelist, ACC Minnesota Chapter Conference, June 2019
  • "Success as an APA Attorney," Panelist, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association CLE, May 2019
  • “Asbestos: An Update for the Defense,” Co-Presenter, Webinar, March 2019
  • "Minnesota Lawyer L!VE," Panelist, D&I Breakfast Panel, January 2018
  • "Rock Your Review: What Makes "Partner Material," Minnesota State Bar Association, April 2017
  • "How to Prevent Your Expert Witness from Sinking Your Ship," DRI Product Liability Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2016
  • "Collaborations at Work: Partnering to Promote Diversity and Inclusion," Elimination of Bias: Beyond Diversity – Creating a Culture of Inclusion in the Legal Workplace, Minnesota State Bar Association, May 2015
  • "Cultural Competence for Business Lawyers," The 2015 Business Law Institute, May 2015
  • "Building a Book of Clients", New Lawyers Nuts & Bolts, Hennepin County Bar Association, April 2015
  • "Building a Book of Clients," New Lawyers Nuts & Bolts, Hennepin County Bar Association, April 2014
  • 2012 Bearmon Lecturer on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Orientation for the University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2015, August 2012
  • "How to Preserve, Assemble and Tell the Corporate Good Conduct Story," Client Seminar, Minneapolis, MN, November 2010


  • "Face Time," Interview, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, September 2020
  • "Supreme Court Rejects “Wholly Groundless Exception” In Determining Arbitrability," Co-Author, Client Alert, January 2019