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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||1986|
|Honored||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers of Northern California||N/A|
|Charter Fellow||Litigation Counsel of America||N/A|
|Life Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Awarded||Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||N/A|
|Master||American Inns of Court Foundation||N/A|
|Associate||American Board of Trial Advocates||N/A|
|Senior Counsel||College of Master Advocates and Barristers||N/A|
|Founding Partner||Bowles & Verna LLP||1986 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Inns of Court||Master||2004 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2003 - Present|
|Italian American Bar Association group||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Co-chair Aviation and Space Law Committee||2009 - 2010|
|Air Philippines Air Crash||Plaintiffs recovered a total of $165,000,000|
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|Univ of California Berkeley||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|UC Hastings COL||N/A||law||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Aviation Litigation||2009|
|19th Annual Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium||Aviation Litigation||2009|
|Aviation Symposium||Aviation Law||2008|
Posted by anonymous
My family worked with Michael on a multi-year case that was extremely complicated and included dealing with courts in several other nations. It was an emotionally heart-wrenching case that involved the death of a family member in a plane crash. Throughout the process Michael was very honest and straightforward with us about our chances of success while crafting a very creative and unique legal strategy that left the other side with no choice but to take us seriously. There is no better expert in the field. I strongly recommend Michael for any aviation related case. We had a very positive outcome for ours. You are in good hands.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Verna conducted diligent research, developed a compelling legal strategy, and was very effective in the courtroom--even when certain rulings made during the trial required a flexible approach in presenting my case. Throughout he was informative, sought input, and communicated status, next steps, and conducted good preparation of the witnesses that testified to support my case. I appreciate his expertise, work ethic, communication style, scope of services,and results.
Gerald Sterns, Aviation Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike is one of the best trial lawyers around, and has vast experience on both sides of the fence. He started out on defense for a major SF firm, now does primarily major oand complex plantiff cases, and does them very well. Several record recoveries.
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