Margaret A. Bowman Associate

Maggie Bowman focuses her practice on product liability, consumer, and toxic tort litigation, predominantly in the medical device, automotive, and chemical sectors.

Maggie is adept at overseeing design-related litigation inquiries as well as managing depositions and associated trial preparation, including traveling internationally to manage depositions. Her experience also includes managing workers’ compensation claims for a multinational chemicals company, which includes leading litigation strategy, discovery, depositions, mediations, settlement negotiations, and merits hearings. 

Passionate about community service, Maggie serves as the McGuireWoods representative to the Richmond Bar Association’s pro bono committee. She regularly represents pro bono clients in cases ranging from domestic violence protective orders to larger-scale civil rights litigation.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Maggie served as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Hannah Lauck of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and to the Honorable Beverly W. Snukals and the Honorable Bradley B. Cavedo of the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond, Virginia. Prior to attending law school, she served two years with the education-focused AmeriCorps program City Year in Providence, Rhode Island.

Experience

Member of trial team serving as national litigation counsel to a Japanese medical device company.  In this role, she has taken a major role in design-related litigation, including drafting and arguing motions, coordinating discovery, and managing depositions, including international travel.

Representation of Fortune 50 chemical company in dozens of workers compensation claims, including leading litigation strategy, discovery, depositions, mediations, settlement negotiations, and merits hearings. 

Representation of an American retailer of hardwood flooring in MDL litigation involving more than 140 class actions alleging excessive levels of formaldehyde in Chinese manufactured laminate flooring.

Representation of Fortune 150 retailer in multidistrict litigation involving over 20 nationwide and state class actions related to allegedly deceptive labeling on motor oil.  Moved for and achieved creation of MDL in Kansas City for the cases over the objection of Plaintiffs.  Drafted briefs on class certification, summary judgment, and Daubert motions.

  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, McNeill Law Honor Society, Senior Notes and Comments Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, 2013
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BS, Business Management, magna cum laude, 2008

Member, Richmond Bar Association

Member, John Marshall American Inn of Court

  • Co-author, A Recount of the Recount: Obenshain v. Herring, 49 U. Rich. L. Rev. 263, 2014
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Recipient, Nina R. Kestin Service Award, awarded to the student, as selected by the faculty, who has contributed most significantly to the school, community, and legal profession, 2013

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