Bowman and Brooke Logo


June 17, 2024

The Legal 500 Announces National Rankings for 2024

Related Topics

For the 17th year in a row, Bowman and Brooke has achieved national rankings in The Legal 500. The firm is named to all four Product Liability Defense categories—Automotive, Consumer, Pharmaceutical/Medical Device and Toxic Tort. Additionally, many individual attorneys are recognized.

Automotive – Ranked Tier One for the 17th year in a row

“With a growing nationwide reach following the recent opening of three additional offices in New York, Orange County and Charlotte, product liability litigation specialist firm Bowman and Brooke LLP has the strength-in-depth and geographical diversity to handle a wide array of mandates. The automotive sector is a well-established and core source of work for the team, with it regularly acting for many of the world’s largest manufacturers, including Toyota, Ford, Hyundai and Yamaha, in their high-profile disputes. The firm is noted for its procedural and trial skills as well as its product knowledge and firm grasp on the technical aspects of the sector.”

Hall of Fame and Leading Lawyers – Paul Cereghini, Vince Galvin

Practice Heads – Bard Borkon, Tom Branigan

Other Key Lawyers – Jodi Schebel, Joel Smith, Jordan Tabak, Matthew Berard and Whitney Cruz

Pharmaceutical/Medical Device – Ranked Tier Two for the 13th year in a row

“As one of the core industry groups within litigation boutique Bowman and Brooke LLP’s acclaimed product liability defense offering, pharmaceutical and medical devices work accounts for a significant volume of work for lawyers throughout its national network of offices. The firm’s roles run the gamut from regional and local counsel, through to trial and national coordinating positions, with a collaborative style of working that is a great advantage on large-scale cases involving co-counsels and co-defendants.”

Practice Heads and Leading Lawyers – Kim Schmid, Randy Christian

Other Key Lawyers – Chris Carton, John Garrett and Erica Mekles

Consumer – Ranked Tier Three for the 11th year in a row

“Product liability and consumer class action work are core areas of focus for litigation firm Bowman and Brooke LLP. Alongside its market-leading reputation advising leading auto manufacturers, the firm regularly acts for consumer product entities in class action and mass tort defense work.”

Hall of Fame – Paul Cereghini

Practice Heads – Paul Cereghini, Jeffrey Warren 

Next Generation Partners – Amanda Heitz

Other Key Lawyers - David Campbell, Amanda Heitz

Toxic Tort – Ranked Tier Three for the 6th year in a row

“Bowman and Brooke LLP is best known for its product liability litigation prowess, defending manufacturers in toxic tort matters. The team, which has offices throughout the length and breadth of the country, has experience in federal and state courts throughout the US, regularly acting as national, regional and trial counsel on large-scale mass torts relating to exposure and contamination claims regarding myriad toxins.”

Practice heads – Larry Ramsey, William Auther

Key Lawyers – Roshan Rajkumar

To compile the annual rankings, researchers from The Legal 500—including both qualified journalists and lawyers—spent months conducting in-depth research into the market. The primary source of information is the law firms themselves, and the information they provide is often not for public consumption. This allows The Legal 500 to assess firms against one another, practice area by practice area. It also gathers feedback from peers and clients to assess overall visibility and reputation. The process culminates in detailed rankings and editorial.

Click here to access The Legal 500 Bowman and Brooke 2024 rankings.