Richard T. Bowles

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Top Rated Business Litigation 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: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Bowles & Verna LLP located in Walnut Creek, California, Richard T. Bowles represents clients throughout the state in a variety of matters. Focusing his practice primarily on civil litigation, he has handled cases involving breach of contract, medical malpractice, land fraud and insurance bad faith. Mr. Bowles also has general business experience, including entity formation, the preparation of employment and other agreements, and corporate transactions.

    Mr. Bowles received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of California Berkeley in 1966. He then pursued his legal studies at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1969. While in law school, Mr. Bowles was an editor on the Hastings Law Journal. He began his legal career as an insurance defense trial lawyer, quickly gaining courtroom experience and later expanding his practice to construction and other types of real estate litigation. Mr. Bowles founded his current firm in 1985, and to date he has tried more than 150 cases, many of which have resulted in substantial settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. His fellow attorneys have taken notice of his successes, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Bowles is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, The Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Bar Association and the Litigation Counsel of America.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 30%Business/Corporate
    • 20%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations, Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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    About Richard Bowles

    Admitted: 1970, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers - Northern California
    • Arbitrator, San Francisco Superior Court and Contra Costa County Superior Court
    • Order of the Coif

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Litigation Counsel of America
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • San Francisco Bar Association, Member
    • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Member
    • California Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
    • California, 1969
    • American Arbitration Association
    • Association of Defense Counsel
    • California Trial Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Thurston Society

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Comment Editor, Hastings Law Journal

    Educational Background:

    • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, B.S. in Business, 1966
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    Office Location for Richard T. Bowles

    2121 N California Blvd
    Suite 875
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Phone: 925-478-5763

    Fax: 925-935-0371

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    Last Updated: 12/19/2019

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