Bradley R. Bowles

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

Bowles & Verna, LLP
 | 2121 N California Blvd, Suite 875
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-478-5763
Fax: 925-935-0371
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    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 and Bowles & Verna, LLP have represented plaintiffs in almost every major plane crash over the past twenty years.  In addition, Mr. Bowles has represented families who have lost loved ones in small plane crashes, which has resulted in millions of dollars of settlements.  Other representative successes include a $6.3-million jury award in a case involving medical malpractice and hospital negligence, a $1.3-million settlement on behalf of an injured motorcyclist, a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a family who lost their mother in an accident;  a multi-million dollar settlement for a victim of a farm accident that led to amputation and many more.   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 and the Lawyers of Distinction.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Bowles attended the University of San Diego where he played on the varsity football team and was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity.  After USD Mr. Bowles  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.  As a pro hac vice attorney, Mr. Bowles has represented plainitiffs in many courts throughout the country.  

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents


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    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

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    About Bradley Bowles

    Admitted: 1999, California

    Professional Webpage:


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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Barristers Club


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

    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 N California Blvd
    Suite 875
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Phone: 925-478-5763

    Fax: 925-935-0371

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