Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts



Vernis & Bowling of Miami, P.A.

Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense


1680 N.E. 135th Street, Miami, Florida 33181

Established: 1970

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Labor and Employment
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Defect
  • Environmental Liability
  • Personal and Commercial Vehicle
  • Appellate Practice
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Real Estate
  • Family Law
  • Elder Law
  • Liability Defense
  • SIU/Fraud Litigation
  • Education Law (ESE/IDEA)
  • Property and Casualty (Commercial and Personal Lines)
  • Long-Haul Trucking Liability
  • Government Law
  • Public Law
  • Criminal
  • White Collar
  • Business Litigation


About Us

VERNIS & BOWLING has proudly served the needs of its clients since 1970. Frank C. Vernis, Jr. and James W. Bowling devoted themselves to creating a full service law firm providing exceptional, cost-effective, personal representation by experienced, highly qualified personnel.

This philosophy continues into a new generation. G. Jeffrey Vernis, Esquire, and Robert C. Bowling, Esquire, the sons of the firm's original founders, comprise the firm's management team. Together they oversee the firm's direction and ensure its mission and goals are achieved.

VERNIS & BOWLING is proud to have received an "AV" rating from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, evidencing the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

While many of our clients retain VERNIS & BOWLING for our exceptional trial experience and skills, we recognize that not all cases go to trial. We are keenly aware that smart, innovative resolution strategies effectively save our clients money, both in indemnity and expenses. Identifying and implementing an agreed exit path with our client partners, with an eye on the bottom line, sets our firm apart.

We succeed when our clients are successful. We maintain reasonable, professional offices in business locations that offer reduced costs. We utilize cost saving technologies that offer efficient file management and document creation. We consistently create and utilize different fee structures, including fixed fee, tiered volume reduction, annual retainers and success bonuses.

Personal service and attention are the trademarks of VERNIS & BOWLING. Our legal representation and advice are unsurpassed in the industry. Partnering with us can reduce your litigation expenses of the firm's trial during the last two years, trial verdicts represented an average of 3.33% of the Plaintiff's initial demand.

The firm takes pride in the racial, ethnic and religious diversity reflected by its attorneys and staff. Each of its offices reflects the diversity and makeup of the regions we serve. VERNIS & BOWLING is proud to have achieved D&I certification from RING (Recognizing Inclusion for the Next Generation).


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Personnel Information

Founder


James W. Bowling

Miami, FL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Memberships:
  • American, Dade County and Florida Keys Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
  • South Florida Claims Association
  • Atlanta Claims Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Kentucky, B.S., 1960
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1970

Born: 1935


Managing Partner


Robert C. Bowling

Miami, FL

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1990
  • Florida, 1991
Memberships:
  • American and Dade County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Stetson University, B.B.A., 1987
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1990
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi

Born: 1964


Attorneys


Daniel R. Agos

Miami, FL

Admitted
  • Florida, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2019
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.S., 2011
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2016

Born: 1989


Mark L. Erdman

Miami, FL

Admitted
  • Florida, 2015
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.A., 2011
  • Florida International University College of Law, J.D., 2015
Language:
  • Spanish

Born: 1988


Jeffrey Baer

Miami, FL


Miguel Espinosa

Miami, FL


Evelyn Greenstone Kammett

Miami, FL


Christopher Sabater

Miami, FL


Workers' Compensation


Jerry M. Hayden

Miami, FL

Admitted
  • Florida, 1990
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar (Workers' Compensation and Employment Law Sections)
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A. (cum laude), 1984
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1990

Born: 1962


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