Thomas Borncamp

Partner

Los Angeles

Tel: (213) 362-7777 Ext. 239
Tel: (213) 362-7777 Ext. 239
Fax: (213) 362-7788
Email: tborncamp@yukelaw.com
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Thomas Borncamp has been lead and co-lead trial counsel in numerous products liability and other complex cases. Mr. Borncamp has tried cases involving football helmets, bicycle helmets and tires, as well as cases arising from motorcycle, automobile, bus, aviation and commercial truck accidents, and has also represented manufacturers, producers, corporations, and individuals in commercial disputes.

Mr. Borncamp 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. Mr. Borncamp has been recognized by Law & Politics as a 2007–2008 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star 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.

Mr. Borncamp graduated with high honors from the University of California, Davis in 1992 with a BA in history and political science. He received his JD 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.

 

  • Loyola Law School, Juris Doctor (1996)
  • University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts (1992)
  • California (1996)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • USDC - Central District of California
  • USDC - Eastern District of California
  • USDC - Southern District of California
  • USDC - Northern District of Illinois
  • Plunkett v. Fox Head, Inc.Read Details
    United States District Court, Southern District of California, San Diego – October 2, 2019
  • Wisdom v. Easton Diamond Sports, LLCRead Details
    United States Disrict Court, Los Angeles, CA – February 11, 2019
  • Acuna v. Riddell, Inc.Read Details
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2014
  • Sohn v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.Read Details
    Van Nuys Superior Court, Van Nuys, CA – August 15, 2013
  • Goldberg v. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company et al.Read Details
    Long Beach Superior Court, Long Beach, CA – July 1, 2012
  • Pappalardo v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. et al.Read Details
    United States District Court, New Jersey – December 23, 2011
  • Delloro v. Michelin North America, Inc.Read Details
    Los Angeles, California – August 18, 2006
  • Quinney v. Hyundai Motor AmericaRead Details
    Los Angeles, California – 2004
  • Reyes v. Hyundai Motor CompanyRead Details
    Orange County Superior Court, Santa Ana, CA – October 1, 2001
  • Carver v. Michelin North AmericaRead Details
    San Diego Superior Court, San Diego, CA – September 4, 2001
  • Vandenburg v. Honda Research & Development Co.
    Atlantic County Superior Court, Atlantic City, NJ – November 21, 1990