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June 3, 2019

The Legal 500 Ranks Bowman and Brooke as a Top National Product Liability Practice

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Bowman and Brooke continued a long tradition of high national ranking as The Legal 500 named the firm a top national practice in four product liability industries. Bowman and Brooke received recognition for the firm’s work in automotive defense, pharmaceutical and medical device defense, consumer defense and toxic tort defense. Toxic Tort defense is a new ranking for the firm in The Legal 500

The Legal 500 ranking is relied on by millions of buyers of legal services worldwide. The ranking—limited to only national practices-- is a culmination of in-depth market research, peer and client feedback to assess a firm’s visibility and reputation. 

Automotive Defense 
The team at Bowman and Brooke LLP is praised for ‘achieving superior results’ in the automotive arena and covers the whole range of product liability lawsuits, class action defense and mass tort litigation in the auto sector. Recent highlights include defending several automotive manufacturers including Ferrari, Jaguar and Tesla against lemon law and warranty claims, and also representing Honda and BMW in the Takata airbag MDL. 

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Defense
The team of ‘true problem solvers’ at Bowman and Brooke LLP ‘provides solid guidance throughout the pendency of litigation’. Head of the medical devices practice Kim Schmid is ‘smart, strategic and knows the life sciences space better than most’, while pharmaceutical practice head Randall Christian in Austin is ‘creative in finding solutions to obtain early dismissals and efficiently manages high-stakes complex discovery and litigation’. 

Consumer Defense
Bowman and Brooke LLP holds a wealth of experience in a number of sectors, including construction, e-cigarettes, recreational products and sport equipment. Of particular note, the team is acting for helmet manufacturer Riddell as national counsel in the high-profile NFL concussion litigation. 

Toxic Tort Defense 
Bowman and Brooke LLP is regularly involved in chemical exposure cases, but also handles water contamination claims. Orlando-based Jon Hernan is representing WM Barr in personal injury and product liability claims involving chemical exposure and accidents; this recently included a wrongful death lawsuit involving acute exposure to hazardous chemicals while using a product manufactured by the client.