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Bowman and Brooke LLP
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United States

Work Department

Firm Chair


Product Liability, Class Action and Multi-district Litigation, Automotive.


Paul Cereghini is one of Bowman and Brooke’s top trial lawyers and has been widely recognized as one of the best product liability trial lawyers in the United States. He defends product manufacturers nationally and has personally defended cases in more than 40 states. Among his most visible assignments, Paul was chosen by Yamaha to try its bellwether cases involving its Rhino side-by-side off-road vehicle which was under attack in hundreds of cases nationwide. He also serves as lead counsel for Riddell in the NFL player concussion litigation.

Describing Paul as “very meticulous in his preparation and attention to detail, as well as thoughtful and thorough in his arguments,” (2016) Chambers USA has identified him as a top trial lawyer nationally in automotive product liability for eleven consecutive years, 2008-2018. Recognized by The Legal 500, he was called out again as one of eight Leading Lawyers in the United States in the field of automotive/transport product liability defense in 2008-2017, acclaimed as “an excellent trial attorney who is aggressive and very technologically capable,” (2009) and “an outstanding trial lawyer” (2012) who instills in clients much confidence in his courtroom.

As one of the firm’s founding attorneys, Paul focuses his practice on defending household name corporations, including manufacturers of automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, helmets, material handling equipment, electrical components and medical devices against product liability and other major liability claims. In his cases, Paul frequently deals with mechanical engineers, computer scientists, incident reconstructionists, biomechanics and other technical experts. He has defended his clients to verdict in more than three dozen catastrophic injury and wrongful death trials and defends multi-plaintiff consolidated matters and class action.


Paul is a member of Product Liability Advisory Council, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.


Arizona State University – College of Law, J.D., 1984 and University of Arizona, B.S./B.A., 1981

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport

(Hall of Fame)

Paul CereghiniBowman and Brooke LLP

Boutique product liability firm Bowman and Brooke LLP plays a preeminent role in the automotive space, representing a wide array of manufacturers in client relationships that often span decades. Drawing on a strong trial bench the firm defends clients in a full range of litigations from class actions and mass consolidated actions to personal injury cases involving severe injuries and fatalities. Its expertise in advanced driver-assistance systems puts it at the cutting edge of industry developments. Firm chair Paul Cereghini in Phoenix is one of the top go-to trial lawyers in this space. Bard Borkon in Minneapolis also co-heads the group together with Tom Branigan in Detroit. San-Jose-based Vincent Galvin continues to be a prominent lawyer in this field, and Joel Smith in Columbia is involved in the high-profile litigation surrounding Takata air bag non-deployment as overall lead counsel to Honda. Daniel Bauch joined the firm in October 2020 from American Honda Motor.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco)

(Hall of Fame)

Paul CereghiniBowman and Brooke LLP

Boutique product liability firm Bowman and Brooke LLP serves in lead and national counsel roles for clients from a broad range of industries, from cosmetics and kitchen equipment to plumbing products. In a recent high profile matter, it is defending Riddell in concussion litigation regarding helmets used in the National Football League and NCAA. Top trial lawyer Paul Cereghini and Jeffrey Warren, who has significant experience in managing complex disputes, lead the group from the Phoenix office. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Dan Bauch in October 2020 from American Honda Motor and Tori Levine in February 2020 from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP. Senior counsel Amanda Heitz remains a key member of the team.