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Michael Patrick Verna

Michael Patrick Verna

Practice areas:

Aviation, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Litigation

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Aviation: 50%
    5 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    5 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    5 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    5 years



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • James Geagan

    I endorse this lawyer's work. There is no better attorney in the Bay Area. Michael has experience in complex airplane accident cases.


    James Geagan Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Donald Joseph Nolan

    I endorse this lawyer's work. We have worked together on several matters and I look forward to working with him in the future.


    Donald Nolan Aviation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

2121 N California Blvd Ste 875
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy1986
HonoredBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers of Northern CaliforniaN/A
Charter FellowLitigation Counsel of AmericaN/A
Life MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
AwardedBar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A
MasterAmerican Inns of Court FoundationN/A
AssociateAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesN/A
Senior CounselCollege of Master Advocates and BarristersN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerBowles & Verna, LLP1986 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationCo-chair Aviation and Space Law Committee2009 - 2010
American Inns of CourtMaster2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Italian American Bar Association groupMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Air Philippines Air CrashPlaintiffs recovered a total of $165,000,000

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California BerkeleyN/AundergraduateN/A
UC Hastings COLN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationAviation Litigation2009
19th Annual Aviation Law & Insurance SymposiumAviation Litigation2009
Aviation SymposiumAviation Law2008