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PRACTICES & INDUSTRIES

While our firm is best known for defending automobile manufacturers, our lawyers counsel an array of Global 500 and internationally-based clients in high-stakes, national litigation in a range of industries.

Agricultural, Construction and Industrial Equipment

Heavy Industrial Equipment

We have extensive experience defending agricultural, construction and industrial equipment manufacturers in product liability lawsuits all over the country. We understand both the mechanics and the limitations of this equipment. We know the mistakes that workers commonly make in operating construction and industrial equipment. We also know the manufacturers who make these products, because we have represented many of them. That is why construction and industrial equipment manufacturers rely on Bowman and Brooke for defending some of the toughest cases in the nastiest venues.

CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.
  • Aug 27, 2015
    Tucson, AZ
    On August 27th, an Arizona state jury issued a defense verdict after a 10 day trial concerning a forklift accident trial. In Borquez v. Toyota Industrial Corporation, plaintiff sought $9 million in damages alleging the forklift manufacturer was negligent and liable for the accident. Toyota argued the vehicle was built to safely withstand the capacity at which it was being used.
  • Nov 10, 2014
    Winkler County, TX
    In January of 2011, Randy Rossell, an electrician at a gas plant in Texas, was severely burned when a compressor at the plant exploded during startup. Mr. Rossell claimed that Siemens Energy, Inc. was responsible for the explosion, arguing that Siemens failed to conduct a thorough hazard analysis. He alleged that the company didn't take reasonable steps to form a standard-compliant safety program that could have prevented the explosion.

  • December 20, 2016
    Articles
    As the regulatory landscape for drones continues to shift rapidly, Minneapolis Partner and private pilot Theodore Dorenkamp III prepares manufacturers to launch into the uncharted legal territory of a new wave of aviation litigation with his article, "The Rise of Commercial Drones: Emerging sUAS Manufacturer Concerns." Published in DRI's For the Defense, Ted suggests ways that drone manufacturers can help owners, operators, and the remote pilot in command comply with regulations. 
  • November 17, 2016
    Articles

    On the heels of presenting a drone litigation webinar, Detroit Associate and FAA certified private pilot Matthew Berard once again spoke with Detroit Legal News on the evolution of drone law in 2016. Matthew talks about regulatory impact of FAA Part 107 which went into effect in August and looks to the horizon for what's next on the drone law front in 2017.

  • August 28, 2015
    News

    On August 27th, an Arizona state jury issued a verdict after the 10 day forklift accident trial of Borquez v. Toyota Industrial Corporation. Following the verdict, Tom Klein, lead counsel for Toyota, spoke with Law360 regarding the design of the forklift and the evidence presented by the defense in trial. 

  • January 2014
    News

    Mike Madokoro, co-managing partner of Bowman and Brooke’s Los Angeles office, has been selected to the Lawyers of Color Third Annual Power List.

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In addition to providing stellar legal counsel, we integrate our provision of other key services with the work of our legal teams. The result? Highly effective and efficient client service.