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May 23, 2014

Bowman and Brooke Lawyers Recognized by Chambers USA for Achievements in Product Liability & Mass Tort

Firm Also Shortlisted for Top Honors in Product Liability Litigation Work

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Minneapolis, MN (May 23, 2014) – Bowman and Brooke LLP, a nationally recognized trial law firm focused on defending high-stakes product liability and mass tort cases, announced that it has once again been ranked by Chambers USA in the areas of product liability and mass tort litigation.

The firm was recognized for the third consecutive year in Band 2 of the Nationwide Product Liability category. Bowman and Brooke was also separately honored by being shortlisted for firm-wide achievement in product liability. It was previously so honored by Chambers USA in 2012 for this same practice.

According to Chambers USA 2014, The firm is "widely acknowledged for a robust practice in the automobile sector, though demonstrates impressive strength across other areas such as the pharmaceutical arena. Fields an experienced group of trial lawyers whose expertise attracts longstanding client relationships with household names…A very deep bench with outstanding trial lawyers across the country."

Four individual Bowman and Brooke attorneys were also recognized for their achievements over the past year. Among them is Executive Managing Partner Vincent Galvin, a first-time honoree in Band 5 of the Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts category.

Those recognized (along with citations from Chambers USA) are:

  • Firm Vice Chair and Executive Managing Partner Paul Cereghini – Nationwide Automotive Spotlight; Band 2 of the Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts category
    "If you want to win a trial," said one source, "he's the guy to go to."
  • Managing Partner Joel Smith – Nationwide Automotive Spotlight; Band 4 of the Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts Category; Band 2 South Carolina General Commercial category
    One source describes the attorney as "an outstanding trial lawyer."
  • Executive Managing Partner Vincent Galvin – Band 5 of the Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts category
    Impresses by being able to "implement aggressive positions without becoming personally aggressive or losing sight of the client’s objectives."
  • Managing Partner Sandra Ezell – Band 1 of the Virginia Product Liability Litigation category
    She regularly takes cases to trial and has significant experience across a range of industries

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.

About Chambers and Partners
Since 1990, Chambers has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. With a team of 100 highly qualified full-time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide, Chambers identifies and ranks the world’s best lawyers according to the criteria most valued by clients.

About Bowman and Brooke LLP
Bowman and Brooke LLP is a nationally recognized trial firm with one of the largest product liability practices in the country. The firm’s nearly 200 attorneys defend a variety of corporate clients, including many Global 500 companies, in widely publicized catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters, and in other product-related litigation throughout all 50 states. Bowman and Brooke’s lawyers regularly represent their clients and try cases in courthouses across the United States. The firm has offices in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Detroit, San Jose, Los Angeles, Richmond, Columbia, Dallas and Austin. For more information on the firm visit


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