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Attorney Details

Thomas Borncamp

Thomas Borncamp, Partner

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Office: Los Angeles

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TEL (213) 362-7777 Ext. 239

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Thomas Borncamp graduated with high honors from the University of California, Davis in 1992 with a B.A. degree in History and Political Science.

Mr. Borncamp has been lead and co-lead counsel in numerous products liability and other complex cases. He has tried cases involving football helmets, bicycle helmets and tires, as well as cases arising out of motorcycle, automobile, bus, aviation and commercial truck accidents. Mr. Borncamp has also represented manufacturers, producers, corporations and individuals in contract disputes. He won the Litigator of the Year Award in 1998 and awards for outstanding trial results in 1998 and 1999 from the Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club. In 2007, Mr. Borncamp was recognized by Law & Politics as one of Southern California's "Rising Stars" in the field of civil litigation.  His last three defense verdicts in 2012-2014, including two for helmet manufacturers, have been recognized  by the Daily Journal as “Top Verdicts” after Plaintiffs sought a combined $80 million from the corporate defendants.  Mr. Borncamp has not only defended helmet and protective mask manufacturers in concussion and catastrophic brain injury litigation, he has been a speaker on the topic for the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Association of Corporate Counsel.  He has successfully defended vehicle, tire, sporting goods, safety equipment, head protection, fire protection, respiratory protection and other product manufacturers and Fortune 500 Companies in high-exposure, complex lawsuits and class actions across the United States. He also defended hotel and apartment complexes in premises liability and other negligence cases, defended and advised companies in Proposition 65 matters, and represented clients in contractual disputes. Mr. Borncamp has also been a presenter on trial practice, discovery, document retention policies and witness preparation for numerous corporate clients.

His practice also involves managing national and regional litigation and providing specialized guidance regarding discovery to U.S. and foreign corporate defendants. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Defense Research Institute, National Fire Protection Association, and the Legal Task Force for the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.  He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1996 and was admitted to practice in California that same year. He worked for a year in the political section of the U.S. Embassy in Paris and served briefly as an election supervisor in Bosnia before joining the defense firm of Richardson, Bambrick, Cermak & Fair. He joined Yukevich | Cavanaugh in April of 2000.

Representative Matters

  • Acuna v. Riddell, Inc.Read Details
    March 20, 2014
  • Sohn v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.Read Details
    August 15, 2013
  • Goldberg v. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company et al.Goldberg v. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company et al.
    Long Beach, California – 2012
  • Pappalardo v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. et al.Pappalardo v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. et al.
    United States District Court, D. New Jersey – December 23, 2011
  • Delloro v. Michelin North America, Inc.
    Cargo van rollover, alleged tire defect, brain injury. Defense verdict.
    Los Angeles, California – 2006
  • Quinney v. Hyundai Motor America
    Single-vehicle accident following unintended acceleration, moderate injuries. Defense verdict.
    Los Angeles, California – 2004
  • Reyes v. Hyundai Motor Company
    Single-vehicle accident, fatal injury to parent, catastrophic injuries to minor, multiple alleged crashworthiness defects. Defense verdict.
    Orange County, California – 2001
  • Carver v. Michelin North America
    Pick-up truck rollover, alleged tire defect, quadriplegic injury. Settled during trial.
    San Diego, California – 2001
  • Vandenburg v. Honda Research & Development Co.
    Verdicts & Decisions – 2000