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William F Auther

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

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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.

Licensed for 30 years
State WY
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 01/05/2023
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/21/2022

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Bowman and Brooke LLP
2901 North Central Avenue Suite 1600
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • 2001 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Jennings Strouss & Salmon
  • 1992 - 1995
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

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

Associations

  • Trial Practice Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • Executive Council
  • 2004 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Product Liability Committee
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member Litigation Section
  • 1992 - Present
  • Trial Practice Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Trial Practice Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • President-elect
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Chair Elect
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Civil Jury Instructions Committee, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2004
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 5 Defense Verdicts for 2006
  • State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Attorney Magazine
  • 2006
  • Forty under 40
  • Arizona Business Journal
  • 2004
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Month
  • Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 1995

Publications

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • How Settling With Class Representatives Impacts Class-Certification Denial Appeals, In-House Defense Quarterly
  • 2010
  • Critical Path, Defense Research Institute
  • New Guidance on the Enforceability of Limitation of Liability Provisions
  • 2009
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Preemption as a First Line of Defense Against State Law Tort Claims for Product Liability Defendants
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Citizen's Suits, Arizona Environmental Law Manual
  • 1994
  • Unknown
  • Cross-Border Environmental Law Enforcement
  • N/A
  • Unknown
  • Arbitration Agreements: When Will They be Enforced?
  • N/A
  • Unknown
  • Removal to Federal Court: When Does the Time Begin to Run?
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty, Trial Skills
  • 2010
  • ILTA Annual Meeting
  • Matter Based Budgeting
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute CLE
  • Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices
  • 2010
  • LSSO RainDance Conference
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements
  • 2010
  • ExecSense Webinars
  • Narouz 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 Denial
  • 2010
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty, Trial Skills
  • 2009
  • Phoenix ACC Seminar
  • Faculty, Arizona Product Liability Law Issues
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Arizona CLE
  • Faculty, Trial Advocacy Today
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention
  • What Lawyers Can Learn From Actors – Storytelling, Seminar Chair
  • 2008
  • State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention
  • Significance and Proper Use of Voir Dire, Seminar Chair
  • 2008
  • Expert Deposition Techniques
  • Taking and Defending Expert Witness Depositions
  • 2008
  • Everything You Need to Know About Settlements in Arizona
  • The Ins and Outs of Minor Settlements in Arizona
  • 2008
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty, Trial Skills
  • 2008
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty, Trial Skills
  • 2007
  • Best Practices in Product Liability
  • Faculty, Product Liability Trials
  • 2007
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty, Trial Skills
  • 2006
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty, Trial Skills
  • 2005
  • Emerging Issues in Automotive Product Liability
  • Issues in Automotive Product Liability, Faculty, Mock Trial
  • 2005
  • State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention
  • Changes to Recommended Arizona Civil Jury Instructions
  • 2004
  • Arizona Product Liability Law
  • Faculty, Cross Examination of Experts
  • 2004
  • State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention
  • Fourth Revisions to Recommended Arizona Civil Jury Instructions
  • 2003
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Phoenix Defective and dangerous products Lawyer William F Auther
William F Auther
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 30 years