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Subject: US Legal Advisers
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: tbsilver-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 07 Dec 2005 14:07 PST
Expires: 06 Jan 2006 14:07 PST
Question ID: 602813
Provide contact details (email, address & phone) of at least seven
firms of US attorneys currently providing regulatory/legal compliance
advice to manufacturers/distributors of off-road recreational vehicles
(gas-powered scooters, ATVs or dirt-bikes) selling their products in
the US

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 07 Dec 2005 19:43 PST

Although I've been able to identify quite a few lawyers whose
specialty includes defending manufacturers of ATV and related
vehicles, they all work for the same four firms.  I haven't been able
to come up with seven firms.

The best of the bunch is probably this one:

Bowman and Brooke LLP,%20ATVs%20and%20Other%20Wheeled%20Vehicles

"...For our entire existence, we have concentrated our product
liability practice on the defense of all types of wheeled vehicles. A
significant number of our clients manufacture automobiles and trucks.
In addition, we have defended a large number of cases involving
motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, golf carts and three-wheeled

Robert K. Miller 
Managing Partner
Bowman and Brooke LLP 
879 West 190th Street
Suite 700
Gardena, California 90248

Telephone: 310-768-3068 
Fax: 310-719-1019


Would three other listings of law firms and lawyers with a similar
calling be sufficient as an answer to your question?

Let me know.


Clarification of Question by tbsilver-ga on 07 Dec 2005 20:40 PST
Hi pafalafa-ga

For $100 I was really after seven...

Did you happen to find the US lawyers who advise Razor, Go-ped,
Polaris, Artic Cat or Bombadier?

If in your current list you've found the advisers to any two of these
companies, then I'm happy to say it answers my question.

If not, do you think that you could search for the legal advisors for
these firms (some of publicly listed so it might be in their filings).
Hopefully that will uncover some more law firms, otherwise, we will
then say that the four you've found answers my question. Does this
seem ok to you?
Subject: Re: US Legal Advisers
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 08 Dec 2005 07:22 PST

Thanks for getting back to me.  

The list of specific companies that were of interest to you was a big
help, as I was able to search for specific product liability cases
involving these companies, and for the firms who represented them.

I've listed the results of my searches below, and have included firms
with a stated focus on representing makers of recreational vehicles,
as well as firms specifically involved with the companies you

I trust this information fully answers your question.

However, please don't rate this answer if you need additional
information.  Just post a Request for Clarification to let me know how
I can assist you further, and I'm at your service.

All the best,


Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC

".....The list of products Butler Snow has defended is too long to
recount, but encompasses a diverse mix and range from pharmaceuticals
to industrial chemicals; medical devices to construction equipment
(cranes, end loaders, conveyor systems, fork lifts, power tools,
etc.); motor boats to personal water craft and other recreational

Arthur D. Spratlin, Jr.
Art Spratlin is a member of the General Litigation group at Butler
Snow. He concentrates his practice in the area of motor coach and
recreational vehicle warranty law,

AmSouth Plaza
17th Floor
210 East Capitol Street
PO Box 22567
Jackson, MS 39225
Tel: 601-948-5711
Fax: 601-985-4500

Wait Law Firm

Products Liability--All Terrain Vehicles

You can see a list of their clients here, including, e.g., Yamaha and
Representative Clients

Eugene J. Wait, Jr.
Recreational Vehicle Products Liability
305 West Moana Lane, Second Floor
Reno, Nevada 89509 
Telephone: 775-827-5500 
Fax: 775-827-6663

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan Akin, & Robb, PA

Practice Area: Products Liability; All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability

Albuquerque Plaza
Suite 2200
201 Third Street, N.W.
P.O. Box 1888
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103-1888

Robert G. McCorkle 
Telephone: 505-765-5900 
Fax: 505-768-7395


Hall & Evans, L.L.C.

"...Our Product Liability group attorneys are actively engaged in
defending single and multiple plaintiff claims and class action

Products Liability 
All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability
Automotive Design Liability
Automotive Products Liability
Automotive Warranty Law
Bicycle Products Liability

Hall & Evans, L.L.C.
1125 17th Street
Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 628-3300
[no email given]


I mentioned Bowman and Brooke to you earlier.  Here's a bit more about
them, and their work with Polaris:

Unanimous CA jury says Polaris ATV brakes have no defect
Four-week trial ends after 10 minutes of deliberation

Attorneys for the defense:  Timothy Mattson and Richard Stuhlbarg of
Bowman and Brooke LLP Minneapolis and Los Angeles offices.


Tittle v. Polaris Industries

George Soule; Bowman and Brooke; Minneapolis, MN, for Polaris Industries 
Lori Zirkle; Bowman and Brooke; Minneapolis, MN, for Polaris Industries  

Polaris Wins Unusual ?Directed? Defense Verdict in Florida ATV Trial --
Defense maintains no defect in handgrip claim from accident
Ralph Brauser v. Polaris Industries Inc., and PowerSports of Boca Raton, Inc.

Attorneys for the defense were Timothy Mattson and Kevin Curry of
Bowman and Brooke LLP, Minneapolis, MN and Sergio Medina of Seipp,
Flick & Kissane, P.A. Miami, FL.


And here's the info on the other firm in the above case:

Seipp, Flick & Kissane

Two Alhambra Plaza
Suite 800
Miami, Florida 33134-5214



Clients include:

Huffy Bicycle 
John Deere 


Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

150 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 490-3000
Fax: (212) 490-3038
Thomas W. Tobin

All-terrain Vehicles 
Golf Carts
Marine Products

"...Thomas W. Tobin, WE-MED/White Plains, obtained a defense verdict
in Woodhouse v. Bombardier..."


This firm represtents Arctic Cat in a currently ongoing product liability case:

Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham & Coppola



Lenhard's bio and contact information is here:
Matthew A. Lenhard

(716) 854-3400, ext. 237

(716) 332-0336


1600 Liberty Building
Buffalo, NY 14202-3694


Again, let me know if there's anything else you need on this.


search strategy -- Searched law directories and Google for product
liability firms.  Searches included identifying specific cases such

[ "v arctic cat" ]
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