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Bowman and Brooke LLP

Product Liability & Mass Torts

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What the team is known for

Dedicated product liability defense firm, fielding a deep trial bench. Widely considered a market leader in the automotive industry, with a client list that features numerous leading manufacturers. Broad practice also includes strength in areas such as medical devices and consumer products, with increasing activity in large-scale consumer class actions.

Strengths

One client says the team is "fantastic - my go-to for anything products-related."

Peers give praise to its "strong and longstanding reputation."

"It's a big, well-respected products firm," confirms another source.

Work highlights

Continued to serve as lead product liability counsel to Honda in relation to Takata airbag inflator matters, which included reaching settlements with multiple state attorneys general.

Notable practitioners

Joel Smith is a sought-after trial lawyer who acts as national counsel on a number of mass torts for major automotive companies.
"He is just fantastic on his feet in the courtroom, extremely knowledgeable and knows how to take technical issues and explain them in comprehensive ways." "A good strategist with a lot of trial experience."

Paul Cereghini chairs the firm and regularly acts as lead trial counsel in large-scale product liability cases and personal injury matters for major automobile companies. He also acts on concussion injury litigation.

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Product Liability & Mass Torts


Joel H Smith
Band 3
Paul G Cereghini
Band 4

Product Liability: Automobile


Joel H Smith
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Paul G Cereghini
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