Roshan Rajkumar is an established attorney who defends small and large corporations in state and federal courts against commercial, product liability, mass tort and warranty claims. In both local and national counsel roles, he has gained extensive experience representing major manufacturers of commercial and consumer motor vehicles, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and construction products.
Clients retain Roshan for his first- and second-chair civil litigation trial experience; however, they also seek out his skills in efficient and effective assessment and resolution of civil litigation matters. Roshan understands that his clients need an attorney that respects business drivers and needs when deciding whether to recommend trying a case, or seeking early resolution. Roshan has been part of the national litigation team for a major chemical company addressing toxic tort claims. Roshan also represents a major product manufacturer in all of its Wisconsin asbestos matters, addressing issues of premise and product liability, and serves as regional asbestos counsel for a commercial HVAC manufacturer. In addition, he currently serves as warranty counsel for a major automobile manufacturer in seven states, as national warranty counsel for a major Minnesotan vehicle manufacturer, and regional warranty counsel for four motor vehicle manufacturers.
Roshan is one of two Sri Lankan-American attorneys at Bowman and Brooke, and devotes quality time to addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the practice of law. He serves on the Diversity Committee at his law school alma mater and he is a board member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, which works to attract, recruit, retain and advance attorneys of color in the Twin Cities. He serves as a mentor to law students and young attorneys of color through the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Areas of Practice
Environment, Energy & Resources
MEMBERSHIPS: American Bar Association —ABA TIPS Special Standing Committee, Ethics and Professionalism, Vice-Chair —ABA TIPS Special Standing Committee, Law in the Public Service, Vice-Chair —ABA TIPS General Committee, Products Liability, Vice-Chair —Leadership Academy, graduate, 2006 Hennepin County Bar Association —Mentoring Program, Chair —Bar Foundation Golf Classic, Chair Twin Cities Diversity in Practice —Co-Chair, Board of Directors —Executive Committee —Professional Development Committee, Co-Chair —Strategic Planning Committee —Mentoring Circles, Mentor Minority Corporate Counsel Association University of Minnesota Law School —Diversity Committee University of St. Thomas Law School —Mentor Boston College Alumni Association —Spirituality and Life Committee —Board of Directors, 2008-2011 —Minnesota Chapter, President —Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, G2 alumni contact United States Tennis Association, National —National 10 & Under Taskforce, advisor United States Tennis Association, Northern Section —Board of Directors —Executive Committee, Vice-President #1 —10 & Under Tennis Section Taskforce, Chair —Diversity & Inclusion Council, Interim Chair —Grievance Appeals Committee, Chair Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of MN & ND —2012 Twin Cities Finest, Nominating Committee Rotary International, 1995 - 1997 —Ambassadorial Scholar —Rotarian Youth Leadership Award, recipient DISTINCTIONS Northstar Lawyer Logo Minnesota State Bar Association —North Star Lawyer, 2013 – 2015 Minnesota Lawyer —"Up & Coming Lawyer," 2005 Super Lawyers Magazine —Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2016; Rising Stars, 2006 – 2013 Boston College Alumni Association ABA Leadership Academy, 2006 – 2007 2006 HCBA L.I.N.C. graduate, 1995 – 1996
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