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December 2, 2013

Bowman and Brooke Opens San Diego Office

Top Medical Device and Biotech Lawyers Will Expand Firm’s National Product Liability Practice in Drug and Device Mass Torts; New Office is Bowman and Brooke’s 10th

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(San Diego, CA – December 2, 2013) – Bowman and Brooke LLP, a nationally recognized trial firm known for defending household-name corporations in high-exposure product liability cases, today announced the opening of its new office in San Diego, California.

Joining Bowman and Brooke and leading the team in San Diego are newly named partners Michael Hurvitz and Gregory Jackson. They are two highly experienced product liability lawyers with significant track records defending medical device and biotech companies. They have represented clients in product liability, mass tort, consumer fraud and warranty litigation, as well as multiple individual product cases.

“The arrival of these great lawyers comes at a crucial time, as the life sciences industry continues to grow dynamically in Southern California” said Kim Schmid, a Bowman and Brooke Executive Managing Partner. “The region is home to more than 600 life science companies and more than 80 research institutes. With an anchor location in San Diego, we anticipate a tremendous opportunity to better serve our medical device, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical clients regionally, as well as nationwide.”

Mr. Hurvitz and Mr. Jackson join Bowman and Brooke from the law firm of Morris Polich & Purdy LLP.

“We are thrilled to join a firm with the national reputation and record of Bowman and Brooke,” said Mr. Hurvitz. “We expect to help further broaden and deepen the firm’s medical device and pharmaceutical defense practice, as well as extend its geographical reach. We’re eager to get started.”

“Bowman and Brooke is one of the best in the business – and this new office is a real client service opportunity as it will significantly increase the depth and breadth of resources that we provide our clients in San Diego, the state, and throughout the region," added Mr. Jackson.

The San Diego office, located at 402 West Broadway, Suite 1270, is the firm's tenth office nationwide and third in California. The other offices are in Minneapolis; Phoenix; Detroit; San Jose; Los Angeles; Richmond; Columbia, South Carolina; Dallas and Austin, Texas.

About Michael Hurvitz
Michael Hurvitz is a trial attorney who defends major pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies against product liability, mass tort and class action claims across the country. He has tried to verdict numerous state and federal cases in California and Pennsylvania. Mike serves as national coordinating counsel for a medical device manufacturer in mass tort litigation.

About Gregory Jackson
Greg Jackson is a trial attorney with extensive experience representing domestic and international manufacturers in connection with mass tort, product liability, consumer fraud and warranty litigation. His practice focuses on representing medical device and pharmaceutical companies in all aspects of product liability litigation. Greg also has experience defending domestic automotive manufacturers, manufacturers of heavy industrial equipment, hand tools, industrial pumps and off-road recreational vehicles.

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 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. For more information on the firm visit