Yukevich Cavanaugh

Yukevich | Cavanaugh


Attorney Details

Attorney Details

Thomas Borncamp

Thomas Borncamp, Partner

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Office: Los Angeles


TEL (213) 362-7777 Ext. 239

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FAX (213) 362-7788

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. Mr. Borncamp has also represented manufacturers, producers, corporations and individuals in commercial 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. 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.

Representative Matters

  • 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.Goldberg v. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company et al.
    Long Beach Superior Court, Long Beach, CA – July 1, 2012
  • Pappalardo v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. et al.Pappalardo v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. et al.
    United States District Court, New Jersey – December 23, 2011
  • Delloro v. Michelin North America, Inc.
    Cargo van rollover, alleged tire defect, brain injury. Defense verdict.
    Los Angeles, California – August 18, 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 Superior Court, Santa Ana, CA – October 1, 2001
  • Carver v. Michelin North America
    Pick-up truck rollover, alleged tire defect, quadriplegic injury. Settled during trial.
    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