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

Industrial Equipment

Heavy Industrial Equipment

We have extensive experience defending 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 industrial equipment. We also know the manufacturers who make these products, because we have represented many of them. That is why industrial equipment manufacturers rely on Bowman and Brooke for defending some of the toughest cases in the nastiest venues.

  • Apr 26, 2023
    Dallas, TX

    On April 26, 2023, a jury in Dallas County found Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. was not negligent after a construction crane owned by Bigge collapsed on the Elan City Lights Apartments in Old East Dallas and killed Kiersten Smith, a 29-year-old woman. The jury instead found that liability rested with Greystar Development & Construction, LP, Greystar Development & Construction, LP – Gabriella Tower Contractor Series, and Gabriella Tower, LLC,, and ordered those defendants to pay $860 million to the family of the victim.

  • Oct 07, 2022
    Reno, NV

    A Washoe Nevada County jury found Caterpillar, Inc. and its loader vehicle were not responsible for the death of a miner. The case  involved a 2009 Load-Haul-Dump (LHD) designed and manufactured by Caterpillar, that rolled over a miner when he failed to secure the LHD by setting the parking brake and other means, which resulted in his death. 

  • Mar 29, 2022
    Montgomery, AL
    On March, 29, 2022, an Alabama jury unanimously agreed that Husqvarna and its riding mower were not responsible in the death of a lawncare maintenance worker. The case, Easterwood v Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc., involved the overturn of a zero-turn radius (ZTR) mower down an embankment at a vacation resort that resulted in the death of the worker.
  • Jan 13, 2020
    Fort Myers, FL

    In this $2.1 million product liability claim, Plaintiff John Landi, a licensed and experienced general contractor, alleged the Makita compound miter saw he used was defective in design and unsafe. Landi also admitted the method he was using to perform the cut at the time of the accident was precisely what Makita repeatedly warned him not to do in its instruction manual and through the on-product labeling.

  • Jun 29, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
  • December 20, 2016
    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

    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.

  • January 2014

    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.

  • June 3, 2013
    Media Mention
    C.J. Schoenwetter's presentation on the importance of change orders is available for download on the Concrete Construction website.

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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.