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Tom Howard is a Partner with Bowman and Brooke who focuses his practice on product liability cases. He also defends intellectual property cases involving trademarks and liability cases involving over-the-road truck and bus accidents. He has defended cases involving all-terrain vehicles, automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, electrical equipment and major bus accidents. In these cases, Tom has represented some of the world's largest product manufacturers and Greyhound Lines, Inc.

Tom also has a very active discovery practice. He is responsible for coordinating all discovery for the largest ATV manufacturer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., throughout the nation. He handles all aspects of written and electronic discovery to avoid discovery motion practice and gets cases to trial when faced with attorneys who would rather win cases through discovery motion practice. He also participates in other areas of discovery and pre-trial preparation, including foreign and domestic company witness preparation and pattern issue defense strategy development.

Before joining Bowman and Brooke, Tom practiced in California, defending claims involving medical malpractice and product liability. In addition, he handled real estate and bankruptcy matters.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1990
  • Nevada, 1999
  • California, 1985
  • Colorado, 2000

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1982
    Major:  Politics

Professional Associations

    • The Organization of Legal Professionals
    • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
    • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • San Diego County Bar Association

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Implementing the New Federal Rules," Co-Presenter, Client Webinar, November 2015
  • Testified at Hearing of Advisory Committee on Federal Civil Rules, January 2014


  • "Amended Federal Rules─One Year Later," Client Webinar, Co-Presenter, December 2016
  • "Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Take Effect," Co-Author, Client Alert, December 2015
  • "Amendments to Federal Civil Procedures Rules Submitted to Congress for Approval," Co-Author, Client Alert, April 2015
  • "Next Stop for Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments," Co-Author, Client Alert, April 2014
  • "Call to Action: Public Support Needed for Proposed Changes to Civil Procedure Rules," Co-Author, Client Alert, January 2014
  • "Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Regarding Discovery," Client Alert, November 2013