At Bowman and Brooke, we take pride in over 30 years of defending thousands of product liability claims. Combining our trial-focused training and case management experience, we have a team of skilled lawyers to handle cases involving consumer products.
We defend manufacturers of a full range of consumer products—household appliances, food and tobacco, sports equipment and bicycles, power tools, child products, and more. Bowman and Brooke attorneys defend individual cases and mass tort attacks so our clients can do their job—develop and market their products.
As a national product defense firm, we understand the public perceptions and expectations regarding the responsibility of product manufacturers. Our lawyers draw on the insights gained through trials and motions practice to counsel clients on how to minimize the risk of future claims. Regulatory inquiries, requirements, recalls and testimonies are not new to us. At Bowman and Brooke, our cases routinely concern the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as related requirements and laws such as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). We help companies initiate effective compliance programs, claims department training programs, product safety warnings and labeling, warranty programs, and more.
The plaintiffs’ bar often targets product-related cases involving children because these cases are tragic and high-profile—and the potential damages can be astronomical. We recognize that an allegation against a manufacturer not only has significant financial impact, but also involves risk to the organization’s reputation. These cases can easily become “bet-the-company” cases.
We’ve represented companies who produce strollers, baby and child furniture, toys, car seats, breast pumps, high chairs and many others.
Food & Food Safety
E-coli outbreaks, salmonella claims, alleged nutritional mislabeling and other food safety issues are making national headlines. Activists and plaintiff lawyers are shouting that the food industry is to blame. Our lawyers have the know-how and litigation experience needed to help food companies fight these cases, even before they are filed.
We have defended food manufacturers and the hospitality industry in alleged food contamination litigation, contracts and franchise disputes, employment law matters, and other product and premises liability issues. We’ve also represented tobacco manufacturers in their pattern and class action claims.
Recreational Sports Equipment
In today’s world, there are as many different types of sports as there are personalities and skill levels. Each sport has its own set of equipment, enthusiast club, athletic shoe and, unfortunately, lawsuits. Our attorneys have defended death and catastrophic injury cases for sports equipment manufacturers all over the country. The list of products we’ve defended reads like the inventory at a sporting goods store: bicycles, helmets, exercise equipment, weight lifting equipment, playground equipment, golf clubs, grips, skis, bindings, skates, basketball hoops, and more.
Most appliances have the potential to be misused. From appliance fires to product recalls, our lawyers have the skills to defend appliances that are used often. Our attorneys represent manufacturers of washing machines, toasters, ovens, and refrigerators, to name a few.
A successful warranty program is more about customer satisfaction and less about beating the other side—though there is a time and place for that, too. Our national warranty management programs are structured around prompt evaluation and resolution of claims. We have resolved, through settlement, motion, trial and appeal, thousands of warranty claims across the country, and that experience allows us to make rapid, reliable and reasonable recommendations. We also train in-house staff and offer solid business advice for efficient creation, implementation and enforcement of warranties.