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Edward Isaacs Bowron

Edward G. Isaacs Bowron
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (1985)
  • B.A., University of Alabama (1981)
  • American Bar Association, Fellow
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Secretary, Southeastern Chapter (2015)
  • Best Lawyers, "Lawyer of the Year," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Mobile, Alabama (2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants (2010-2017)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage (2008-2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage (2016)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Mobile Botanical Gardens
  • Past President of the Board of Family Counseling Center of Mobile
  • Defended a contractor working on a road construction site in a personal injury action where plaintiffs trespassed riding four wheeler vehicles.

  • Defended title company in action regarding allegations of fraud and unjust enrichment.

  • Retained as plaintiff's counsel in wrongful death suit against contractors doing underground work where plaintiff's death occurred while he was working on plumbing for the project underground when the trench collapsed burying him.

  • Defended a large construction company in an action where plaintiff claimed construction to an adjacent property damaged her property by increased flooding resulting in diminished value.

  • Defended a title company in a suit alleging lack of reasonable care in the closing of a real estate sale.

  • Defended a national furniture rental company and its employee in an action alleging trespass and property damage.

  • Defended real estate company and its agent in suit with alleged title issues.

  • Defended aerospace company in a personal injury action where plaintiff claimed he fell into a sump that a subcontractor had left uncovered.

  • Defended a retail store and its manager in a premises liability action filed after plaintiff slipped and fell.

  • Defended a state psychiatric facility's director and members of its medical services staff in a medical malpractice suit brought as a result of a patient's death.

  • Defended an aerosol can filler company in a wrongful death action involving a tire inflator product.

  • Defended a global engineering and construction company in a wrongful death action involving a wood chip conveyor.

  • Defended construction company and its tractor trailer driver in a wrongful death action with one fatality.

  • Defended national restaurant chain in a premises liability action brought by an elderly woman who was rendered a paraplegic as a result of a fall.

  • Defended a health services company in a vehicle accident involving the fatality of a 19 year old female.

  • Defended an architect in suit with issues relating to delay and design of a community center.

  • Defended highway contractor in a fatality accident suit in which the deceased was a passenger in a vehicle that pulled into the path of the company's dump truck allowing insufficient time for the driver to stop.

  • Defended insurance company in personal injury suit involving plaintiff's collision with vehicle pulling utility trailer loaded with lumber.

  • Defended an architect and engineering firm sued by a city utilities company involving alleged defects in the design of the city's sewer system.

  • Defended a truck and equipment company where plaintiff alleged negligence, wantonness and reckless conduct arising out of the movement of an industrial storage container located near a construction site during Hurricane Ivan.

  • Defended a road construction contractor that performed work related to improvements to a highway. Plaintiff, a deaf mute, suffered injuries that left her a paraplegic.

  • Defended a manufacturer of automobile seatbelt assemblies in an action resulting in the plaintiff suffering paraplegia in a rollover accident.

  • Defended a global steel manufacturing company in a personal injury action involving a subcontractor's employee's accident involving a manlift.

  • Defended a road construction contractor that was under contract with the Alabama Department of Transportation to perform improvements to a highway, including the intersection where the accident occurred. The accident resulted in the death of plaintiff when co-defendant turned into decedent's path and he was thrown from the motorcycle he was driving.

  • Defended a physician in a suit where plaintiff claimed he and several other doctors falsely imprisoned her in a state mental institution.

  • Defended the manufacturer of a pain medication infusion pump in a personal injury case involving permanent neurologic injury to a 50 year old female.

  • Defended a framing company and its driver in personal injury suit alleging driver hit plaintiff while he was walking on the side of a road and left the scene.

  • Defended employee of an electric services company who was involved in a vehicle accident while a permissive use driver of a company owned truck in personal injury suit filed by his female passengers.

  • Defended the maker of a bag sealing machine in a personal injury suit where plaintiff was injured while working on a production line.

  • Defended an insurance broker in a suit brought by a beach condominium association in an insurance coverage action alleging negligent failure to procure sufficient coverage for damages claimed as a result of Hurricane Ivan.

  • Defended a transportation company and its driver in wrongful death suit involving a truck collision with a motorcycle.

  • Defended a dermatologist and his practice in a medical malpractice action involving serious burns to a child.

  • Defended highway contractor in a road construction personal injury action involving a dump truck driver.

  • Defended company that maintained nitrogen tanks for the purpose of preserving bull semen straws in suit alleging tanks were not properly maintained resulting in lost straws.

  • Defended worldwide manufacturer of lighter in personal injury suit filed as result of a fire in plaintiff's car when he attempted to light a cigarette.

  • Defended a dentist whose patient suffered a fractured jaw during a wisdom tooth extraction.

  • Defended an asphalt company performing resurfacing work to a highway in a suit involving the death of a young woman alleging excessive pavement drop-off and failure of vehicle restraint system to perform properly during rollover accident.

  • Local counsel to defend the maker of a portable space heater in an action filed as the result of the death of a young child in a fire in the mobile home where she lived.

  • Local counsel to defend pharmaceutical company in personal injury actions involving plaintiffs' use of Reglan.

  • Defended the manufacturer of a central venous catheter in a wrongful death case.

  • Defended a national laboratory company in a medical malpractice action where plaintiff's tests were alleged to have been incorrectly read and malignant melanoma not detected.

  • Defended the manufacturer and distributor of a cigarette lighter in a wrongful death action brought as a result of the death of a child in a fire.

  • Defended a furniture company and its delivery driver in a personal injury case.

  • Local counsel to defend a national manufacturer of a heating/air conditioning unit in a product liability action arising out of a house fire, which resulted in the deaths of three children.

  • Defended a wheelchair manufacturer in a personal injury case involving severe and debilitating personal injury to an 80 year old man.

  • Defended a veterinarian and his practice in a sexual harassment suit filed by one of his employees.

  • Defended a steel mill in a wrongful death action filed involving an employee's accident in the cooling bed area.

  • Defended a mechanical contracting company in a wrongful death action involving an accident plaintiff suffered while working near a boiler in a mill.

  • Defended aerospace company in a personal injury action with plaintiff's claims being that he was injured as a result of a fall from elevated equipment while accessing an aircraft to perform work on it.

  • Represented road contractor in appellate reversal of $7.5 million "wrongful death" jury verdict. Auto accident occurred 6 years after the contractor's work was completed and accepted by the state transportation department.

  • Retained by the excess carrier of a pool products company and distributing company for review and evaluation regarding potential liability and resolution in a suit involving the near drowning of a child.

  • Defended the local clinic of a national dialysis company in a medical malpractice wrongful death action brought by decedent's estate.

  • Defended an engineering company in a wrongful death action involving the electrocution death of an electrical contractor's employee doing work at a paper mill.

  • Defended a paving company and driver in a personal injury vehicle accident where the driver suffered serious injuries, including traumatic amputation of both legs.

  • Defended a worldwide engineering, construction and services company in personal injury suit where plaintiff suffered a fall from a platform at co-defendant's plant where he was employed.

  • Defended the excess carrier for a global supplier of heavy equipment in a personal injury (traumatic amputation of both arms) suit involving a freight elevator accident located in a coal mine where plaintiff was working.

  • Retained by the manufacturer of nutritional supplements in a series of cases wherein the plaintiffs allegedly suffered strokes or heart attacks. Cases involved medical and toxicology Daubert issues challenges.

  • Defended a worldwide aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO-FAA-CFR Part 145) facility in a personal injury suit with multiple plaintiffs who are airline crew members alleging neurologic injuries as a result of exposure to toxic cabin air (aerotoxic syndrome).

  • Defended an industrial electrical construction company in a case arising out of an explosion at a mill that manufactured oriented strand board that was so severe it resulted in the permanent closure of the mill. The personal injury suit involved four plaintiffs who were employees at the mill who suffered severe burn injuries.

  • Defended highway contractor who completed a resurfacing project on a state highway in a wrongful death suit, which came about as a result of an automobile accident with three fatalities.

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Ed is Managing Partner of the firm's Mobile office and a thirty year trial lawyer veteran who has tried over 120 jury cases to verdict.

In his practice, Ed is regularly called upon in the pre-trial stage of a case to enter an appearance and take the lead as first chair at trial. He often serves as national trial counsel and regional trial counsel defending clients in “Bet the Company” litigation, commercial litigation, insurance litigation and coverage, products liability, and manufacturing and sales defects cases.

Ed’s client base includes insurance carriers, manufacturers and suppliers, engineering and construction companies, healthcare providers and facilities, and highway contractors and paving companies.

Ed is an Advocate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a by invitation only membership for experienced trial lawyers, and has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer designation.

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