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Anthony J. Parascandola

Anthony J. Parascandola


Anthony J. Parascandola is an experienced trial attorney with over 33 years of experience who routinely defends corporations in complex civil litigation, including product liability claims, premises liability, toxic tort and commercial litigation. Tony represents some of the world’s largest manufacturers of motor vehicles and vertical transportation equipment in cases involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and traumatic brain injury cases. He defends manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of products in State and Federal criminal cases and is often sought out to serve as California local counsel.

Additionally, Tony has considerable franchise litigation experience and has prosecuted and defended complex commercial disputes, partnership dissolutions, and ADA claims. He also defends manufacturers of home improvement and building products in civil, commercial and subrogation litigation. Tony has handled a diverse caseload including complex multidistrict litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury matters, school law, entertainment law, gaming law, general tort litigation and appellate practice.

Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke, Tony owned and managed his own law firm representing a number of business clients in transactional matters and throughout all civil and commercial phases of litigation. Before that time, he practiced product liability defense with two prominent Los Angeles law firms. Early in his career, he served as Judicial Clerk for the Chief Circuit Judge of the Illinois State Bench and as an intern for the Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police.

Volunteerism and community are a top priority for Tony. He has served as a volunteer arbitrator through the Los Angeles Superior Court system, served as a volunteer counsel through the Alliance for Children’s Rights for Foster Care Adoptions and was a board member for the Rampart Police Activities League for ten years. 


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1989


  • St. Louis University, J.D., 1987
  • Law and Institutions of the European Communities Program, Brussels, Belgium, 1986
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 1983

Professional Associations

    • Joseph A. Ball / Clarence S. Hunt American Inn of Court
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • AYSO Region 92
      —Risk Management/Safety Director, 2012–2017
    • University of Southern California
      —Corporate Advisory Board, 2006 – 2008


    • William and Mary School of Law
      —Moot Court Panelist, 2023
    • Bet Tzedek House of Justice
      —Elise S. Kline Award for Trial Attorney of the Year, 2005

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Defending Traumatic Brain Injury Cases," Panelist, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 2020


  • "California Supreme Court: Otherwise Privileged Attorney Invoices May Lose Protection Once Litigation is Over," Client Alert, Co-Author, January 2017