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   3Thomas P. BraniganBloomfield Hills(248) 205-3316tom.branigan@bowmanandbrooke.comtom.branigan@bowmanandbrooke.comBowman and Brooke LLPwww.bowmanandbrooke.comwww.bowmanandbrooke.combraniganthomas.jpgPersonal Injury Defense Law: GeneralProducts Liability Defense Law
Thomas P. Branigantom.branigan@bowmanandbrooke.com
Bowman and Brooke LLPhttp://www.bowmanandbrooke.com
41000 Woodward Ave Ste 200 E
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304
Ph.(248) 205-3316 Fx.(248) 205-3399
Recommended by peers in:
Personal Injury Defense Law: General
Products Liability Defense Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Oakland
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Branigan is a veteran trial lawyer who represents clients from a broad array of business and industry sectors including automotive, banking and financial services, chemical, franchising and insurance. He has a proven track record of aggressive and cost effective management and resolution of all facets of complex and high exposure litigation including trials, class actions, multi district litigation, appeals, arbitrations and mediations. He has tried over 30 complex and high exposure cases to verdict in both state and federal courts on a nation-wide basis.

He is included in most of the major legal rating services, including The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, where he has been described as "an admired product liability defense lawyer." In The Legal 500, his clients describe him as "determined, aggressive and perceptive - an excellent trial lawyer that they are happy to trust going into a big case - and an outstanding lawyer providing excellent legal service." He is AV-Preeminent-rated for Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, Mr. Branigan was named a 2012 Michigan Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He has authored and co-authored many publications about issues that are important to his clients and his practice including a handbook entitled: Michigan Product Liability and Automobile No-Fault Reform Legislation. He is also frequently asked to speak to industry and bar organizations about his trial practice and the law in general. Mr. Branigan is known for bringing a solution-focused, analytical approach to problem solving and a leadership style that is in alignment with the objectives and culture of his clients.


Bar Admissions:  
Michigan, 1988
  Illinois, 2000
  Ohio, 1999
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals
  Sixth Circuit, 1996
  Tenth Circuit, 2002
U.S. District Court
  Eastern District of Michigan, 1988
  Western District of Michigan, 1991
U.S. District Court
  District of Utah, 1995
  Northern District of Illinois, 2000
  Southern District of Indiana, 2014


Law School:  Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 1988

Law School Honors/Involvement:  
Cum laude
William P. Finch Evidence Award, 1988
Louis J. Colombo Award, Detroit College of Law Class of 1988
Editor-in-Chief, Detroit College of Law Review, 1987-1988


Undergraduate School:  Wayne State University, B.A., 1985

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Oakland County Bar Association
Society of Automotive Engineers
Law360 Editorial Board

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
The Best Lawyers in America, 2015
Michigan Leader in the Law, 2012
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Chambers USA, Michigan, 2008-2013
The Legal 500 United States, 2008-2011
Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
Top 100, 2007-2009, 2012-2014
Michigan Super Lawyers
Irish Legal 100, 2009-2013
dbusiness MagazineTop Lawyer, Product Liability and Commercial Litigation, 2009-2013
40 Under 40, 2002
The National Law Journal
Who's Who in the World
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in American Law
Who's Who in Finance and Business


Firm Description:  
Bowman and Brooke LLP is committed to providing its clients with superior legal services. We believe that the level of excellence that we and our clients expect is best achieved by building a team of professionals who reflect a broad range of orientations and interests, as well as diverse personal backgrounds. To that end, our firm recognizes the importance of the recruitment and development of diverse talent, with the ultimate goal to be a firm of inclusion and collegiality for all of its members.


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