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Bruce Kaster

Few, if any, lawyers have filed more tire defect, tread separation and automotive product liability lawsuits than Bruce Kaster, who The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press describe as “one of the foremost authorities on tires and why they fail.” His pioneering work in the Firestone ATX defect litigation and scores of other tire failure cases has set the bar for attorneys nationwide. He has won substantial verdicts and settlements for clients and is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on the causes and effects of tire failure.

Bruce has provided expert commentary regarding defective tire products for NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN and has been featured in Esquire magazine, as well as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Detroit Free Press, USA Today, and numerous others. He has served as technical advisor to state attorneys general in nationwide litigation against Firestone related to tread defects in Firestone ATX tires responsible for rollover crashes resulting in serious injuries and deaths. He has lectured to law enforcement, legal and civic groups and has appeared before Congress in efforts to protect the public from the dangerous consequences of tire tread failure.

A former paratrooper and Vietnam veteran, Bruce is a tenacious litigator with the knowledge, dedication and drive that defective tire cases demand.

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Honors

  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2010
  • AV®Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Lawyers, 2013, ALM

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Courts

  • Admitted to practice in all Florida state courts
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. Eastern District of Michigan

Publications

  • Tire Manufacturing Processes
  • Shedding light on manufacturer wrongdoing, Trial Magazine, November 2008

Lectures on Tire Failures and Their Causes

  • Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers
  • Oklahoma Trial Lawyers
  • MATAI (Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators, which includes law enforcement accident investigators throughout the U.S. and Northern Ireland)
  • MATAI (Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators) – 2008
  • AIEG (Attorneys Information Exchange Group)
  • AAJ (American Association for Justice)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Board Member, 1990-1994
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Chairman, Tire Litigation Group, 2002-2003
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group Chair, Tire and Rim Subgroup, 1996-2002