Mr Randall Christian > Bowman and Brooke LLP > Austin, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bowman and Brooke LLP
2901 VIA FORTUNA DRIVE
SUITE 500
AUSTIN, TX 78746
United States

Position

Partner

Career

Randy Christian is an established pharmaceutical trial attorney who focuses his trial practice on the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers throughout the United States. He is, and has been, trial counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device cases in twelve different states. Most recently, Randy served as first-chair in a four-month bellwether trial in Southern California for a major medical device company. He also tried to verdict the first bellwether trial in the country involving hormone replacement therapy in a Federal MDL proceeding.

With almost 25 years of experience, Randy’s pharmaceutical, mass tort and medical device product liability experience is vast and includes the defense of diabetes medications, anti-seizure medications, anti-hypertensives, hormone replacement therapy, bisphosphonates, birth control medications, diet drugs, vaccines, breast implants and several ophthalmic products. In addition, Randy has recent and substantial experience in conducting litigation risk assessments for companies preparing to market new products and marketed products where litigation is anticipated. Finally, Randy also defends pharmaceutical companies in pricing and third-party payor litigation, including government enforcement actions alleging Medicaid fraud and has significant experience defending companies sued under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.

Randy has been recognized by The Legal 500 in Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Medical Device and Pharmaceutical category for his outstanding work in these areas. Additionally, Randy was recognized as a “Life Science Star” by LMG Life Sciences in 2012 – 2016.

Memberships

Randy is a member of the drug and medical device and products liability committees of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the Texas State Liaison, where he serves on the Drug and Medical Device Committee, the State Bar of Texas, Travis County Bar Association and the Austin Bar Association.

Education

Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1992; Texas Tech University, B.A., 1989

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.