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William F Auther

William F Auther

Practice areas:

Asbestos Litigation, Automotive, Business, Commercial, Financial Markets and Services

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About Me

Will Auther's practice is focused on high stakes trials in the areas of complex products liability litigation and in commercial and construction litigation. He primarily represents manufacturers and suppliers in their most sensitive and significant cases throughout the entire United States.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Financial Markets and Services: 20%
  2. Commercial: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Automotive: 20%
  5. Asbestos Litigation: 20%

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Contact Info

Bowman and Brooke LLP

2901 North Central Avenue Suite 1600
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199202/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 5 Defense Verdicts for 2006State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Attorney Magazine2006
Forty under 40Arizona Business Journal2004
Volunteer Lawyer of the MonthMaricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBowman and Brooke LLP2006 - 2008
PartnerBowman and Brooke LLP2001 - Present
AssociateBowman and Brooke LLP1995 - 2000
AssociateJennings Strouss & Salmon1992 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Trial Practice Section, State Bar of ArizonaPresident2008 - 2009
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyCo-chair2008 - 2009
Trial Practice Section, State Bar of ArizonaPresident-elect2007 - 2008
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyChair Elect2007 - 2008
Arizona Association of Defense CounselBoard Member2004 - 2008
Trial Practice Section, State Bar of ArizonaExecutive Council2004 - Present
Civil Jury Instructions Committee, State Bar of ArizonaMember2001 - 2004
Defense Research InstituteMember, Product Liability Committee1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember Litigation Section1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Florez v. Sargeant, 185 Ariz. 521, 917 P.2d 250 (1995)Affirmed judgment on statute of limitations
Larson v. Nissan Motor Corp., 194 Ariz. 142, 978 P.2d 119 (Ct. App. 1998)verdict affirmed on appeal

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Defense Research Institute (DRI)How Settling With Class Representatives Impacts Class-Certification Denial Appeals, In-House Defense Quarterly2010
Critical Path, Defense Research InstituteNew Guidance on the Enforceability of Limitation of Liability Provisions2009
Association of Corporate CounselPreemption as a First Line of Defense Against State Law Tort Claims for Product Liability Defendants2009
State Bar of ArizonaCitizen's Suits, Arizona Environmental Law Manual1994
UnknownCross-Border Environmental Law EnforcementN/A
UnknownArbitration Agreements: When Will They be Enforced?N/A
UnknownRemoval to Federal Court: When Does the Time Begin to Run?N/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Santa Clara University, Santa ClaraChemistry/BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Business Institute CLEEvidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices2010
LSSO RainDance ConferenceAlternative Fee Arrangements2010
ILTA Annual MeetingMatter Based Budgeting2010
ExecSense WebinarsNarouz v. Charter Comm., LLC (9th Cir. Jan. 15, 2010) The Instant Impact on Litigators and the Effect of Settling with the Class Representative on the Appealability of Class Certification Denial2010
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyFaculty, Trial Skills2010
State Bar of Arizona CLEFaculty, Trial Advocacy Today2009
Phoenix ACC SeminarFaculty, Arizona Product Liability Law Issues2009
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyFaculty, Trial Skills2009
State Bar of Arizona Annual ConventionSignificance and Proper Use of Voir Dire, Seminar Chair2008
State Bar of Arizona Annual ConventionWhat Lawyers Can Learn From Actors – Storytelling, Seminar Chair2008
Expert Deposition TechniquesTaking and Defending Expert Witness Depositions2008
Everything You Need to Know About Settlements in ArizonaThe Ins and Outs of Minor Settlements in Arizona2008
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyFaculty, Trial Skills2008
Best Practices in Product LiabilityFaculty, Product Liability Trials2007
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyFaculty, Trial Skills2007
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyFaculty, Trial Skills2006
Emerging Issues in Automotive Product LiabilityIssues in Automotive Product Liability, Faculty, Mock Trial2005
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyFaculty, Trial Skills2005
State Bar of Arizona Annual ConventionChanges to Recommended Arizona Civil Jury Instructions2004
Arizona Product Liability LawFaculty, Cross Examination of Experts2004
State Bar of Arizona Annual ConventionFourth Revisions to Recommended Arizona Civil Jury Instructions2003