Bowman and Brooke has again been recognized by Chambers USA as an “Elite” firm in the Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Tort category. Firms ranked in Bands 1-3 are considered Elite. Firms ranked in Bands 4-5 are considered Highly Regarded. In 2022, Bowman and Brooke is ranked in Band 3—an Elite firm.
Bowman and Brooke is also recognized as a national leader in Automotive Product Liability—one of only six firms named to that list.
According to Chambers USA, Bowman and Brooke is known nationally as a "dedicated product liability defense firm, fielding a deep trial bench. Widely considered a market leader in the automotive industry, with a client list that features numerous leading manufacturers. Broad practice also includes strength in areas such as medical devices and consumer products, with increasing activity in large-scale consumer class actions."
Both Paul G. Cereghini and Joel H. Smith are named within the National Automotive Spotlight. Bowman and Brooke is the only firm with two lawyers on this list.
Firm Chair and Executive Managing Partner Paul Cereghini – Chairs the firm and regularly acts as lead trial counsel in large-scale product liability cases and personal injury matters for major automobile companies. He also acts on concussion injury litigation.
Managing Partner Joel Smith – is a sought-after trial lawyer who acts as national counsel on a number of mass torts for major automotive companies. "He is an outstanding national trial lawyer."
In addition to the firm’s national product liability rankings, two partners were ranked in state categories.
Executive Managing Partner Wendy F. Lumish is ranked for Litigation: Appellate – Florida, Band 2. Wendy Lumish is an experienced appellate practitioner who specializes in product liability disputes, as well as handling cases involving medical malpractice and personal injury claims. "She has an excellent reputation."
Joel Smith is additionally ranked for Litigation: General Commercial – South Carolina, Band 1. Joel Smith frequently advises on mass torts and product liability cases, particularly those concerning the automotive industry. "He is an outstanding national trial lawyer."
Click here to access the 2022 USA - Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts: The Elite Legal Rankings.