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Firm named a ‘Product Liability Practice Group of the Year’ 

Bowman and Brooke LLP has been named a 2015 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year” by Law360. This marks the sixth time the firm has received this distinction in the past seven years, a feat achieved by no other firm on the list.

 Additionally, Law360 named the firm a “Product Liability All-Star” for having “consistently shown they can win big in significant product liability cases, each racking up multiple product liability practice group of the year wins in the past five years.”

The firm, which features one of the largest product liability groups in the country, was recognized for its pivotal role as lead and national counsel for Honda in the current Takata airbag crisis, and to Yamaha in its Rhino off-road vehicle litigation – two of the biggest product liability cases in recent automotive history.

Among its representation of many other major manufacturers, including those in the pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, industrial equipment and consumer product industries, Bowman and Brooke also currently represents helmet-maker Riddell Inc. in the concussion MDL brought by former NFL players and a class action involving the NCAA.

 “Bowman and Brooke earned its reputation as a preeminent product liability trial firm through three decades of diligent work and success in defending product manufacturers,” said firm Chairman Paul Cereghini. “We have deep experience defending high-visibility consolidated products litigation.”

The Practice Group of the Year series drew 730 submissions in 2015. A record 184 winners were selected across 30 practice areas for honors. The “All-Stars” list is comprised of firms that have earned multiple Product Liability Practice Group of the Year awards in the past five years.


ABA Law Student  Division launches new website for students

The American Bar Association Law Student Division has launched ABA for Law Students, a new website designed to better serve its law student community.

The site, abaforlawstudents.com, which went live in November 2015, features information about student member benefits, including free membership for students in ABA-accredited schools; free membership to five ABA practice specialty groups; free six-month access to study aids from Quimbee; discounts on ABA events and books; and consumer discounts through ABA Advantage.

ABA for Law Students also features “Before the Bar,” a new blog that brings together information and news from the ABA alongside contributions from law school educators, law students, attorneys, judges and legal marketing professionals. The blog welcomes contributions from new writers as it works to help students succeed in law school, pass the bar exam, find a job after they graduate and continue to develop as lawyers. It will also be the home of future digital editions of Student Lawyer magazine.

For more information on the ABA Law Student Division, visit abaforlawstudents.com.