Michael P. Verna Has Been Recognized Among the Top in His Industry by the Expert Network©

The Expert Network© celebrates its newest member, Attorney Michael P. Verna

Michael P. Verna, Owner, Founder, and Senior Partner of the law firm Bowles & Verna, LLP, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Mr. Verna has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career.

Mr. Verna outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. An AV® Preeminent™ Rated lawyer, Mr. Verna graduated summa cum laude with a pre-law degree from UC Berkeley in 1975 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Hastings College of Law. After a decade of practicing with other law firms, he co-founded Bowles & Verna alongside fellow attorney Richard Bowles in 1986. The firm has since grown to employ over twenty partners and associates who represent hundreds of clients across a broad range of civil matters. Over the course of his career, Mr. Verna has received recognition as a leading civil litigator by many leading organizations, including Best LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and San Francisco Magazine and Oakland Magazine. 

Over the course of his nearly forty-year career, Mr. Verna has cultivated a proven track record of winning multi-million-dollar cases as both a plaintiff’s attorney and defense attorney. When asked about his decision to pursue a career in his specialty, Mr. Verna said:

"I think the biggest attraction was the sense of being in combat to advocate for somebody’s rights and to deal with difficult, industry specific, complex problems, and the opportunity to learn those different industries. I might be in a case involving the real estate industry, or international aviation or a whole host of things and I get to learn a lot about each of those sectors. It’s very intellectually stimulating, and I like the passion that’s required to pursue claims in trying circumstances."

Today, Mr. Verna's practice emphasizes the areas of wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, business/commercial, aviation, and insurance bad faith. Admitted to several U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, as well as the Supreme Courts of California and the United States, Mr. Verna represents both plaintiffs and defendants in many high-profile cases. This gives him a dual perspective on the litigation process and an edge over his peers through his ability to understand the strategies of both sides. Moreover, Mr. Verna stresses the importance of building a close working relationship with each client to establish a formidable plan to meet each client's individual goals. He accomplishes this through regular communication, strategizing, meticulous preparation, and the adjustment of plans as he works toward success. In this way, he maximizes recoveries for his clients.

As a thought-leader in his field, Mr. Verna has a unique vantage point from which to keep his eye on prevailing trends within civil litigation. In particular, he has been paying close attention to the propensity for cases to go to arbitration or mediation instead of being presented to a jury. He noted:

"I think the arc of jury trial work is fading because we have arbitration clauses and agreements and mandatory mediation, which are much cheaper than the high cost of litigation. As a result, justice isn’t really being served and instead business solutions are being reached based on economics. We have a jury system for a reason and, obviously, cases should settle if it honestly makes the most sense, but they shouldn’t settle just because it’s more convenient."

In addition to his practice, Mr. Verna is a regular panelist and presenter on issues related to civil trial law, as well as trial tactics and practices, and was a lead panelist on the doctrine of forum non-conveniens and jurisdictional disputes in international litigation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Additionally, he has appeared as an expert on CNN on several occasions, most notably on aviation law, including the legal rights of the families of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crash victims in March 2014 and the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash victims in March 2015.

For more information, visit Mr. Verna's profile on The Expert Network© here:


The Expert Network© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Michael P. Verna. The Expert Network© is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network© selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.

Source: The Expert Network©


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