Bradley R. Bowles

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

Bowles & Verna, LLP
 | 2121 North California Boulevard, Suite 875, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-478-5763
Fax: 925-935-0371
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (0%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, Bradley R. Bowles has achieved sizable settlements and jury awards for his clients in and around Walnut Creek, California, and throughout the state. The types of matters that he handles have included aviation accidents, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and defective products. Mr. Bowles also has experience in litigation involving business disputes, and he has handled real estate cases centering around easements, broker errors and omissions, and quiet title actions.

Mr. Bowles provided representation to several passengers on Asiana Airline Flight 214 who were injured when it crashed as it was landing at San Francisco International Airport in 2013, and he was able to obtain a $31.5-million settlement on their behalf. He has handled other high-profile aviation cases as well, including the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 near Nantucket Island. Other representative successes include a $6.3-million jury award in a case involving medical malpractice and hospital negligence, and a $1.3-million settlement on behalf of an injured motorcyclist. His fellow attorneys have taken notice of his track record, as attested to by his "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Bowles has also been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, and he is a member of the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Bowles attended the University of San Diego and received a Bachelor of Arts in communications in 1996. He then pursued his legal studies at Seattle University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1999. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Bowles is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents

General Litigation (20%)

Business Litigation (0%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

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About Bradley Bowles

Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Super Lawyer, Rising stars, 2010-2014
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Attorneys under 40, California, 2010 - 2014
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in the USA, 2013 - 2014
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Sigma Pi
  • Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Bay Area Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2011
  • Bay Area Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1999
  • California, 1999
  • Member, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1999 - Present
  • Member, Contra Costa Bar Association
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Bar Association (Section of Science and Technology, Personal Injury and Aviation)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Barristers Club


  • Block v. Helix- represent 180 plaintiffs related to toxic exposure in the Colony Park Neighborhood in Concord, California
  • In re: Air Crash of Nantucket- represents victims of Egypt Air Flight 990
  • Frederiksson v. Sikorsky-represent victims of Helicopter disaster in Finland
  • Sunset Pointe construction defect litigation- represents plaintiffs in construct defect claim against builder
  • Cessna Crashes- represent multiple plaintiffs in claims against Cessna related to crashes
  • Lilburn et al. v. Civic Helicopters et al.-represent victims of helicopter crash
  • Air Philippines Crash $135,000,000 - settlement on behalf of heirs of victims of Air Philippine crash
  • Thomas v. Coleman $300,000 - settlement (policy limits) on behalf of injured boat passenger
  • White v. City of Stanislaw $675,000 - settlement on behalf of driver injured when police car ran a red light
  • Kim v. Claveran $650,000 - settlement on behalf of injured Pedestrian
  • Doe Doctor v. Doe Contractor $1,300,000 - settlement on behalf of injured Motorcyclist
  • Stark v. Noble $850,000 - settlement on behalf of injured driver
  • Doe Taxi Driver v. Taxi Company $2,000,000 - settlement on behalf of injured taxi driver
  • In Re: Korea Airlines $31,500,000 settlement for injuries related to Korean Airline Crash
  • Schnoebelen v. Mularky $270,000 - policy limit settlement on behalf of injured driver
  • Dismond v. Nelson $300,000 - policy limits settlement on behalf of injured motorcyclist
  • Minor v. Homeowner- $600,000 wrongful death settlement for family whose three year old child was mauled to death by a pitbull
  • Johnston v. McCarthy- $500,000 wrongful death settlement for family of minor who overdosed on alcohol
  • Doe Homeowners v. Roe Homebuilder, $1,600,000 - confidential settlement on behalf of family injured due to long term exposure to mold
  • Damaschino et al. v. Tracol Limited et al. Verdict of $2,449,652. Damages of $1,117,937.20 plus interest of $619,184.03
  • Uno Fratelli v. Citibank-Unanimous jury verdict against Citibank in the amount of $666,639
  • Winter v. Jervis, MD- Verdict of $886,408 against doctor for scarring patients face
  • John and Jane Doe v. Roe Hospital, Doe Doctor’s Group and Doe Doctor. Medical Malpractice claim with a total value of $6,300,000.
  • Damaschino et al. v. Tracol Limited et al. Verdict of $2,700,000.  Additional verdict for $25,000 of punitive damages. After the verdict the Court awarded $712,531.48 in attorney’s fees and costs.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • National Trial Lawyers- Top 40 Attorneys in California under 40., 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of San Diego. B.A., 1996
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Office Location for Bradley R. Bowles

2121 North California Boulevard, Suite 875
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-478-5763

Fax: 925-935-0371

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Last Updated: 2/7/2019

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