Christopher R. Carton has been elected managing partner of the New Brunswick office of Bowman and Brooke LLP. Additionally, Erica Mekles has been promoted to partner.
Carton has a national product liability trial practice with a core concentration in the life sciences industry developed over more than 20 years with deep roots in New Jersey. He has appeared as lead trial counsel in 27 trials and has obtained 18 verdicts, 10 of which were jury verdicts. He routinely defends companies in individual claims, consolidated proceedings, mass torts and MDL proceedings, and as lead counsel in class actions, including cases arising from nationwide product recalls.
Mekles brings substantial trial experience to her practice, which focuses on high exposure product liability matters. Her clients represent a wide range of manufacturers including medical device, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, automobile, recreational vehicle and building materials. She also has extensive experience handling toxic tort matters and defending complex commercial contract disputes. Mekles has traveled the country rigorously, working to defend her clients in a wide range of product liability matters.
Bowman and Brooke LLP is a nationally recognized trial firm with one of the largest product liability practices in the country. The firm defends corporate clients, including Global 500 and internationally-based companies, in high-exposure and technically intricate lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions. Bowman and Brooke has become a national presence trying cases in more than 350 courthouses in 48 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several Canadian provinces.
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