Vernis & Bowling

Established in 1970

Law Firm in Birmingham, AL

Attorneys at This Firm 5 + attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent

Areas of Law

  • Civil Litigation
  • Liability Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • SIU/Fraud Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Related Practices
  • Commercial Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Errors and Omissions Liability
  • Property and Casualty (Commercial Lines and Personal Lines)
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Defects
  • Environmental Liability
  • Private Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Long-Haul Trucking Liability
  • Appellate Practice
  • Admiralty/Maritime Litigation
  • Government
  • Business Litigation

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Firm Details

Year Established
1970

Client Reviews

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  • 86% client recommended 6 recommendations
  • 4.1/5.0 7 reviews
  • Communication

    4.1/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.1/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.1/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.1/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Leonard Thomas Hackett Esq. on 02/18/17 in Labor and Employment

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Michael P. Barratt on 06/07/16 in Workers Compensation

    Very knowledgeable attorney and is always able to answer the questions I have regarding any WC claims we have.

    Very knowledgeable attorney and is always able to answer the questions I have regarding any WC claims we have.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Jules R. Mabie Jr., Esq. on 06/03/15 in General Practice

    Mr. Mabie represented us when an unscrupulous attorney (since disbarred)sued us for breach of contract. When he saw the case, Mr. Mabie suggested he represent us for a very reasonable flat fee. He never wavered on his obligation to us. The other atto... Read more

    Mr. Mabie represented us when an unscrupulous attorney (since disbarred)sued us for breach of contract. When he saw the case, Mr. Mabie suggested he represent us for a very reasonable flat fee. He never wavered on his obligation to us. The other attorney tried every obstacle she could think of, thinking we were paying an hourly rate. Mr. Mabie took it to her on every detail, she crumbled. She was eventually disbarred in 2014 after wronging numerous other clients. We will be ever grateful to him.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Jules R. Mabie Jr., Esq. on 04/02/12 in Elder Law

    Informative, patient, knowledgable, kind and understanding. A very positive experience. I would highly recommend him to the elderly needing help with their affairs.

    Informative, patient, knowledgable, kind and understanding. A very positive experience. I would highly recommend him to the elderly needing help with their affairs.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Michael Steven Price on 10/16/11 in Real Estate

    He settles disputes concerning real estate. I was advised by him to look for another lawyer since it would have involved litigation. It was not worth it to me so I declined. I would recommend Michael S. Price anytime as long as it concerns a dispute... Read more

    He settles disputes concerning real estate. I was advised by him to look for another lawyer since it would have involved litigation. It was not worth it to me so I declined. I would recommend Michael S. Price anytime as long as it concerns a dispute that can be negotiated and settled rather than go into litigation.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Vernis & Bowling on 09/14/10 in Personal Injury

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  • 3.0/5.0

    Review for Vernis & Bowling on 02/03/11 in General Practice

    Patrick Gonyea was responsive, helpful and understanding. He was direct in all dealings with me. Scott Dwyer was arrogant & very disrespectful, I wold not want to deal with him again.

    Patrick Gonyea was responsive, helpful and understanding. He was direct in all dealings with me. Scott Dwyer was arrogant & very disrespectful, I wold not want to deal with him again.

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 263 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Michael P. Barratt by a Partner on 06/09/16 in Workers Compensation

    I have known Mike for over 10 years and have always found him to be a zealous, intelligent, and effective advocate for his clients. At the same time, he is both reasonable and a pleasure to work with at all times. Mike is truly an asset to the Alab... Read more

    I have known Mike for over 10 years and have always found him to be a zealous, intelligent, and effective advocate for his clients. At the same time, he is both reasonable and a pleasure to work with at all times. Mike is truly an asset to the Alabama State Bar.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for J. Scott Bell by a Sole Practitioner on 07/09/14 in Personal Injury Defense

    Scott Bell is a top-shelf attorney in every respect. He is of the highest character and his skills are impeccable.

    Scott Bell is a top-shelf attorney in every respect. He is of the highest character and his skills are impeccable.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Michelle Lynn Hendrix Esq. by a Sole Practitioner on 03/15/13 in Trial Practice

    Michelle is an outstanding lawyer who works diligently for her clients and is well respected by both judges and her peers.

    Michelle is an outstanding lawyer who works diligently for her clients and is well respected by both judges and her peers.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Michael P. Barratt by a Partner on 06/09/16 in Workers Compensation

    Mike is a great lawyer. He is a man of his word, very good easy to work with and always adheres strictly to his ethical obligations.

    Mike is a great lawyer. He is a man of his word, very good easy to work with and always adheres strictly to his ethical obligations.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for J. Scott Bell by a Partner on 06/30/14 in Personal Injury

    Scott is a great lawyer and person. Scott works hard in defense of his client, while at the same time being professional at all times to opposing counsel. He is honest and his word is reliable. In sum, Scott is all things that we want members of t... Read more

    Scott is a great lawyer and person. Scott works hard in defense of his client, while at the same time being professional at all times to opposing counsel. He is honest and his word is reliable. In sum, Scott is all things that we want members of the bar to be.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Michelle Lynn Hendrix Esq. by a Partner on 03/04/13 in Criminal Law

    Michelle fits the definition of a zealous advocate. She cares for her clients and will fight for them. I would hire her to represent me or a family member.

    Michelle fits the definition of a zealous advocate. She cares for her clients and will fight for them. I would hire her to represent me or a family member.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for William Kenneth Thames II by an Attorney on 12/18/18 in Workers Compensation

    Mr. Thames is easy to work with and exhibits and excellent knowledge of the law.

    Mr. Thames is easy to work with and exhibits and excellent knowledge of the law.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for William Kenneth Thames II by a Partner on 12/14/18 in Workers Compensation

    Skilled advocate and highly effective negotiator. Highly recommend.

    Skilled advocate and highly effective negotiator. Highly recommend.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for William Kenneth Thames II by an Attorney on 11/20/18 in Workers Compensation

    Attorney Thames exemplifies integrity and works hard in the representation of his clients, and he is forthright and professional in his dealings with other attorneys. His experience and knowledge in the workers' compensation field serves as a signif... Read more

    Attorney Thames exemplifies integrity and works hard in the representation of his clients, and he is forthright and professional in his dealings with other attorneys. His experience and knowledge in the workers' compensation field serves as a significant advantage for his clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Ms. Lauren M. Maione-Walsh Esq. by a Partner on 07/19/18 in Insurance

    Ms. Maione-Walsh is an extraordinarily professional attorney, who maintains professionalism despite the adversarial nature of the practice. Her legal knowledge as it relates to insurance defense is far superior to most. I have litigated against h... Read more

    Ms. Maione-Walsh is an extraordinarily professional attorney, who maintains professionalism despite the adversarial nature of the practice. Her legal knowledge as it relates to insurance defense is far superior to most. I have litigated against her over the years, and while she is zealous in her advocacy her candor and conduct make her a pleasure to work against.

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