Bowman and Brooke has once again been ranked by Chambers USA in the areas of product liability and mass tort litigation. The firm was recognized for the fourth consecutive year in Band 2 of the Nationwide Product Liability category.
According to Chambers USA 2015, the firm is known nationally for "[i]mpressive trial bench with broad capabilities in the automobile space, representing major clients in bet-the-company litigation. Growing profile in other industry sectors, with notable highlights in toxic tort and medical device product liability."
Four individual Bowman and Brooke attorneys were also recognized for their achievements over the past year, with three being named in the Automotive Trial Lawyer's Spotlight Table, a brief and prestigious list of highlighted individuals, of which Bowman and Brooke attorneys make up more than thirty percent of the table.
Those recognized (along with citations from Chambers USA) are:
- Firm Chair and Executive Managing Partner Paul Cereghini – Nationwide Automotive Spotlight; Band 2 of the Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts category: "considered a formidable practitioner in the automotive sector…"
- Managing Partner Joel Smith – Nationwide Automotive Spotlight; Band 4 of the Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts category; Band 2 of the South Carolina Litigation, General Commercial category: "offers particular expertise pertaining to the automotive and pharmaceutical industries."
- Executive Managing Partner Vincent Galvin – Nationwide Automotive Spotlight; Band 5 of the Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts category: "a standout practitioner in product liability disputes."
- Managing Partner Sandra Ezell – Band 1 of the Virginia Product Liability Litigation category: "renowned for her trial experience in product liability disputes." "She is a terrific trial lawyer who has made a real name for herself."
Additionally, Bowman and Brooke was ranked in Band 3 for Minnesota Litigation: General Commercial, and ranked in Band 1 for Virginia Litigation: Products Liability.
Of the Minnesota Litigation: General Liability category, Chambers USA 2015 describes Bowman and Brooke as a "[w]ell-respected litigation boutique, which has significant industry experience with large automobile and manufacturing companies. Recognized as being particularly experienced and knowledgeable in product liability litigation."
Virginia clients reported to Chambers USA 2015 that, "Bowman and Brooke has a very good practice. They're tapped into what's going on across the country[,]" and noted "[t]he firm has a good reputation within the automotive industry, particularly as trial lawyers."
Bowman and Brooke has a long history of defending household-name manufacturers in high-stakes product liability cases. The firm’s clients include many of the nation’s largest manufacturers and corporations, including companies in the automotive, recreational vehicle, industrial, medical devices, healthcare, and consumer products industries.