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February 20, 2014

Kim Schmid of Bowman and Brooke LLP Named "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer

Leading Defense Attorney Wins Top Honors

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Minneapolis, MN (February 20, 2014)—Bowman and Brooke LLP, a nationally recognized trial law firm focused on defending high-stakes product liability and mass tort cases, is pleased to announce that Executive Managing Partner Kim Schmid has been named a “2013 Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer. Ms. Schmid and her fellow honorees will receive their awards on February 20, 2014.

Ms. Schmid’s honorific directly reflects her many high-profile successes throughout this past year. As lead counsel to Breg, Inc., Ms. Schmid led Breg to a decisive win in the first bellwether case in the California infusion pump JCCP to go to trial. The Legal 500 subsequently recognized Ms. Schmid for “litigation – product liability and mass tort defense in pharmaceuticals and medical devices.” She was also honored by Who’s Who Legal 2013 in the Product Liability Defense category.

“It’s an honor to be selected by Minnesota Lawyer as among the leading litigators in this region,” said Ms. Schmid. “This recognition says as much about Bowman and Brooke as it does about the work I’ve done in this past year. I am very fortunate to be at a law firm that is so focused on generating results for our clients.”

Among her many other professional achievements, Ms. Schmid has served as National Coordinating Counsel in medical device litigation mass torts and multi-district litigation (MDL), as well as defending numerous individual lawsuits. She also advises clients on FDA regulatory compliance and reporting requirements. Ms. Schmid is a member of Bowman and Brooke’s Executive Committee, responsible for strategic planning and firm-wide management. She is an active member of DRI and the ABA’s Drug and Medical Device Subcommittees and LifeScience Alley.

Each year, Minnesota Lawyer recognizes the highest achievements in the Minnesota legal profession with the “Attorneys of the Year” awards. This year’s attorneys were chosen based on their leadership, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services and public service. The nominations were submitted by judges, bar groups, clients and fellow attorneys. The honorees come from diverse practice groups including criminal law, litigation, public service, intellectual property, and in-house legal departments.

Read Kim's Attorney of the Year profile in Minnesota Lawyer