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Carlton Bober was born in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Emory University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and Political Science. While at Emory, Carl's honors included being selected for the Dean's List and ranking in the top 20% of his class. He subsequently obtained his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1989, which he attended after receiving a full academic tuition scholarship for all three years of law school. At George Washington, Carl was elected by his fellow students to serve as a representative to the Student Bar Association. 


Carl is recognized as an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating awarded based upon excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys as well as A.M. Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys. He was also named in “South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers” by Legal Leaders, a publication assembled from peer review ratings. Carl maintains an extensive trial practice in both federal and state court as lead counsel for major corporate, insurance defense and governmental clients. His experience includes the handling of lawsuits involving claims of Wrongful Death, serious personal injury, premises liability, product liability, auto negligence, property claims, construction defects and construction law issues, negligent supervision/security, professional malpractice, and insurance coverage. Carl also defends major insurance companies in first party property claims including issues of breach of contract, bad faith, hurricane litigation, arson and fraud.  He has personally defended his clients as first-chair attorney in over fifty jury trials. 


Carl, who is fluent in Spanish, is a former Assistant Public Defender for Miami-Dade County in the Felony Trial Division. He is also a Past President of Broward County Hispanic Bar Association and served for many years on its Board of Directors. In 2001, Carl was awarded the Hispanic Community Awareness Award by the Nova Southeastern University Law School Hispanic Law Students Association. He was also appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to the Juvenile Court Rules Committee as well as to Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17F, and is a member of the Broward and Miami-Dade County Bar Associations, the Cuban American Bar Association, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Carl joined VERNIS & BOWLING of Broward in October 2002 as a Partner/Managing Attorney of its Liability Department. He is admitted to practice in all State Courts in Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, and the District of Columbia.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 100%
    5 years

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Contact info

Vernis & Bowling of Broward PA
5821 Hollywood Blvd Fl 1
Hollywood, Florida, 330216308


FLMember in Good Standing198906/17/2016
DCInactive 199207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
"South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers"Legal Leaders2013
A.M. Best CompanyBest's Recommended Insurance Attorneys2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Hispanic Community Awareness AwardNova Southeastern University Law School Hispanic Law Students Association2001
A-V Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
Academic scholarshipGeorge Washington Univ. National Law Center1986
Dean's ListEmory University1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Attorney/PartnerVernis & Bowling of Broward, PA2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Broward County Hispanic Bar AssociationPast President and Treasurer1998 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice1995 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1992 - Present
Florida BarMember1989 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted to PracticeN/A
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17FMember2006 - 2009
Florida Bar, Juvenile Court Rules CommitteeMember1990 - 1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor1989
Emory UniversityEconomics/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Insurance Fraud SeminarRecent Development in Property & Casualty Insurance Fraud Case Law2009
18th Annual WCCP Claims Management & Leadership ConferenceLiability Update: Off Premises Liability2009
In house seminarProperty Law Update2008
CEU InstituteAdjusting Toxic Mold Claims: A Legal Update2005