Ms Kim Schmid > Bowman and Brooke LLP > Minneapolis, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bowman and Brooke LLP
SUITE 3000
United States

Work Department

Product Liability, Medical Device Litigation, Pharmaceutical Litigation.


Firm Vice Chair and Executive Managing Partner


Kim Schmid concentrates her national litigation practice on defending high-profile manufacturers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals against product liability claims in courtrooms across the country. Kim defends her life-sciences clients in individual lawsuits, mass torts, multidistrict litigation and class actions. She recently tried and led the defense team on the first bellwether case in the California infusion pump JCCP to go to trial. Kim is currently serving as national trial counsel in a significant medical device mass tort. She also serves as national coordinating counsel in several medical device mass torts.

In court, Kim has extensive experience defending drug and medical device products, including transvaginal mesh products, latex gloves, breast implants, hip stem implants, oral contraceptives, cold therapy units, nutritional supplements, infusion pumps, orthopaedic devices, implantable cardiac care devices, suction devices, surgical instruments, device monitors, blood warming units and more. She has defended IDE products utilized in clinical trials, as well as Class I, II and III FDA cleared devices. Kim has also defended pharmaceutical cases involving generics, branded, OTC and Rx medications.

A nationally recognized lawyer, Kim has authored key articles published in leading life-sciences journals and presents at national seminars on issues such as preemption, FDA regulatory oversight, clinical trials, product recall management, mass torts, bellwether selections, crisis management, and successful Daubert challenges and other evidence-based motions. She is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, where she has leadership responsibility for strategic and overall firm management.


Kim is an active member of the Drug and Medical Device Subcommittees for the Defense Research Institute and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of Trial Attorneys of America and the International Association of Defense Counsel.


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1988; St. Cloud State University, B.A., 1982; College of Saint Benedict, B.A.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices

Boutique product liability firm Bowman and Brooke LLP stands out with its broad focus, acting not only for pharmaceutical and medical device clients, but also for leading insurers in the life sciences industry and most recently for clinical trial companies. The team regularly takes on roles as national product liability counsel, national counsel, discovery counsel and trial counsel and is highly involved in a high-profile MDL with the potential to be the largest in the country. Kim M. Schmid in Minneapolis, who has a wealth of medical device trial and appellate experience, and established trial attorney Randall L. Christian in Austin co-head the pharmaceutical & medical device product liability practice.