I am an established attorney who defends small and large corporations in state and federal courts against commercial, mass tort, product liability, and warranty claims and lawsuits. In both local and national counsel roles, I have gained extensive experience representing major manufacturers of commercial and consumer motor vehicles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, off-road vehicles, and construction products.
Clients retain me for my 1st and 2nd chair civil litigation trial experience; however, they also seek out my expertise in efficient and effective assessment and resolution of civil litigation matters. I understand that my clients need an attorney that respects business drivers and needs when deciding whether to seeking early resolution, proceed with motion practice, or prepare to try a matter. I currently serve as warranty counsel for a major automobile manufacturer in five states, as national warranty counsel for a major Minnesotan vehicle manufacturer, and regional warranty counsel for four motor vehicle manufacturers. In addition, I have been part of the national litigation team for a major chemical company addressing toxic tort claims. I also represent a major product manufacturer in all of its Wisconsin asbestos matters, addressing issues of premise and product liability, and serve as regional asbestos counsel for a commercial HVAC manufacturer.
I am one of two Sri Lankan-American attorneys at Bowman and Brooke, and devote quality time to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the practice of law. I serve on the Diversity Committee for my firm and at my law school alma mater, and as a board member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, which works to attract, recruit, retain and advance attorneys of color in the Twin Cities. I serve as a mentor to law students and young attorneys of color through the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.