We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to businesses, individuals and professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California and beyond.
As aggressive litigators and conscientious advisors, we work hard to exceed our clients’ expectations by delivering superior cost-effective services that get the job done.
Bowles & Verna is a general civil practice law firm with a strong emphasis in civil litigation and dispute resolution. The firm also serves a growing number of companies as business and corporate counsel. Located in Walnut Creek, California, across the bay from San Francisco, the firm was founded in 1985. Its principal attorneys all have backgrounds with major regional firms. The firm handles legal matters throughout California, and its central location is ideally suited for efficient management of legal matters throughout Northern California, including the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and the Central Valley.
Our aggressive approach to litigation has yielded successful results in numerous trials. Our reputation for success in trial gives us the latitude to negotiate settlements and employ alternative dispute resolution, which can effect significant savings in time and money with favorable results.
Clients of the firm include:
- General contractors, subcontractors, developers
- Financial institutions
- Real estate developers and contractors
- Real estate brokers
- Securities brokers
- Architects, engineers, attorneys, accountants and other professionals
- Entrepreneurs and investors
This is integral to the B&V commitment. Clients rightfully expect that the cost of bringing or defending litigation is not greater than a reasonable estimate of its value. We address these issues right from the start with risk analysis, litigation plan development and step-by-step cost benefit analysis with the client. We also provide a cost-benefit analysis of non-litigation planning opportunities. We offer flexible client-oriented billing arrangements which sometimes include options other than traditional hourly rates, such as fixed fees, full or partially contingent fees, blended rates and discounts for high-volume work. All billing arrangements are made in strict conformity with California law.
Bowles & Verna is serious in its commitment to the community. The firm has sponsored a multitude of youth athletic teams. Our partners and associates have devoted thousands of hours to involvement with various youth activities. Our attorneys are involved in a variety of nonprofit organizations and their boards of directors, including religious organizations, museums, homeowners associations, and fundraising groups for various charitable and educational institutions.