Bradley R. Bowles

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Walnut Creek, California

Bowles & Verna, LLP
Bradley R. Bowles
Bowles & Verna, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Business Litigation, General Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1999

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

Bowles & Verna, LLP

2121 N California Blvd
Suite 875
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Visit website


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 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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, General Litigation

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

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

First Admitted: 1999, California

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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
  • Bay Area Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2011
  • Super Lawyers-2014-present, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • University of San Diego. B.A., 1996
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • National Trial Lawyers- Top 40 Attorneys in California under 40., 2010

Office location for Bradley R. Bowles

2121 N California Blvd
Suite 875
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Phone: 925-478-5763


9 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

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