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Isaac W. Messmore

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Bowman and Brooke LLP
150 S 5th St
Ste 3000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-4207
(612) 672-3296
Member Bio
Ike Messmore focuses his practice on complex litigation matters, including appeals and advanced motions, class action litigation defense, and commercial and product liability defense. He works to defend manufacturers of products from many industries, including motor vehicles, chemical products, and industrial power-generation equipment.

With his verbal prowess and an innate ability to recognize the importance of even the smallest details of a case, Ike excels at handling all stages of complex litigation. Notably, he prepared briefing that achieved dismissal of all claims in excess of $1 million in an $11 million commercial dispute over a power-plant explosion. He also prepared briefing for a high-profile trade-secrets case before the Minnesota Supreme Court; developed strategy and prepared briefing that helped achieve severance and transfer, and then dismissal, in a large shareholder-derivative suit; prepared motions that narrowed the scope of the proposed plaintiffs' class in a national consumer products class action; and directed investigation and early evaluation in a high-exposure vehicular manslaughter case. Ike's shrewd approach to case strategy prompted him to help design and implement a class action analytical tool for the firm that helps clients evaluate current class action issues and plan for the future.

Ike is an active member of the DRI Young Lawyers Committee, where he serves as the online community co-chair. He also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation and is a firm captain for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid's annual associate fundraising campaign.

Outside of work, Ike enjoys being outdoors, riding his motorcycle, reading, and playing with his German Shepherd, Odin.
Firm Information
Bowman and Brooke is one of the largest product liability firms in the United States. Their experienced trial lawyers are courtroom tested and verdict vetted. Bowman and Brooke serves as both lead trial counsel and national coordinating counsel, defending corporate clients in widely publicized, highly complex, and high-exposure lawsuits. Bowman and Brooke has tried cases in more than 350 courthouses throughout 48 states, Puerto Rico, and several Canadian provinces.

Bowman and Brooke is a firm of approximately 200 attorneys, with more than 24 first-chair trial lawyers and a depth of bench that enables them to concurrently try major cases in multiple jurisdictions. They regularly try precedent-setting bellwether cases, where a trial victory resolves major pattern litigation, deters new claims, and mitigates future exposure.

With the highest concentration of product defense lawyers in the country, Bowman and Brooke represents a wide range of manufacturers in diverse industries, including aviation, biologics, chemicals, food products, healthcare, heavy machinery, household appliances, life sciences, medical devices, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, power equipment, recreational products, sporting goods, tobacco, watercraft, and many other areas. Bowman and Brooke defends product liability claims, protects product-related intellectual property rights, and represents their clients' interests in diverse product-related litigation, including disputed warranty, dealer relations, indemnity, commercial, and regulatory matters.

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Practice Areas
Appellate Advocacy
Commercial Litigation
Drug & Medical Device
General Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Products Liability
DRI Committees
Young Lawyers
Young Lawyers

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