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Vernis & Bowling of Palm Beach, P.A.
884 U.S. Highway #1
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408-5408
Telephone: 561-775-9822
Fax: 561-775-9821
E-Mail: gjvernis@florida-law.com
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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
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About Us
VERNIS & BOWLING has proudly served the needs of its clients since 1970. At that time, Frank C. Vernis, Jr. and James W. Bowling devoted themselves to creating a full service law firm dedicated to meeting the needs, requirements and expectations of their clients. To accomplish this end, they adopted a fundamental philosophy of providing exceptional, cost-effective, personal representation to their clients 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 that the firm's 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.

Personal service and attention have always been trademarks of VERNIS & BOWLING. Our legal representation and advice are unsurpassed in the industry. Our attorneys and staff are viewed as an extension of the firm; therefore, each provides the highest level of personal service to the firm's clients. In providing this level of service, we consistently exceed the expectations of our clients.

Our litigation philosophy has been a key component to our firm's success, growth and on-going client relationships. While many of our clients retain V&B 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. These resolution strategies include early evaluation and ADR (mediation), analyze to determine what is needed to effectively resolve a matter and creating an early exit plan for litigation. Identifying and implementing an agreed exit path with our client partners, with an eye on the bottom line, sets our firm apart.

Moreover, our litigation philosophy starts with our firm's primary mission: to providing exceptional, cost-effective legal representation. In order to help support our mission, we are smart about our firm overhead. We maintain reasonable, yet professional offices located in business locations that offer reduced overhead costs. To further benefit our clients, we utilize cost-saving technology that offers efficient file management and document creation. We have created and utilized many different types of Fee arrangements, including fixed fee, tiered volume reduction, annual retainers and success bonuses.
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Additional Locations
Vernis & Bowling of Southern Alabama, LLC
61 St. Joseph Street, 11th Floor
Mobile, Alabama 36602
Telephone: 251-432-0337
Fax: 251-432-0244
E-Mail: info@law-alabama.com
www.law-alabama.com
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5821 Hollywood Boulevard, First Floor
Hollywood, Florida 33021
Telephone: 954-927-5330
Fax: 954-927-5320
E-Mail: info@florida-law.com
Vernis & Bowling of Northwest Florida, P.A.
315 South Palafox Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
Telephone: 850-433-5461
Fax: 850-432-0166
E-Mail: info@florida-law.com
Vernis & Bowling of Southern Mississippi, PLLC
2501 14th Street, Suite 207
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
Telephone: 225-539-0021
Fax: 228-539-0022
Vernis & Bowling of Columbia, LLC
1401 Main Street, Suite 655
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Telephone: 803-234-5416
Vernis & Bowling of the Florida Keys, P.A.
Islamorada Professional Center
81990 Overseas Highway, Third Floor
Islamorada, Florida 33036
Telephone: 305-664-4675
Fax: 305-664-5414
E-Mail: info@florida-law.com
www.florida-law.com
Vernis & Bowling of Southwest Florida, P.A.
2369 West 1st Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-3309
Telephone: 239-334-3035
Fax: 239-334-7702
E-Mail: info@florida-law.com
www.florida-law.com
Vernis & Bowling of the Gulf Coast, P.A. (Tampa)
3031 North Rocky Point Drive West, Suite 185
Tampa, Florida 33607
Telephone: 813-712-1700
Fax: 813-712-1701
E-Mail: info@florida-law.com
www.florida-law.com
Clearwater, Florida
696 1st Avenue, 1st Floor
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Telephone: 727-443-3377
Fax: 727-443-6828
E-Mail: info@florida-law.com
www.florida-law.com
Daytona Beach, Florida
1450 South Woodland Boulevard, Fourth Floor
DeLand, Florida 32720
Telephone: 386-734-2505
Fax: 386-734-3441
E-Mail: info@florida-law.com
www.florida-law.com
Vernis & Bowling of North Florida, P.A.
4309 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Telephone: 904-296-6751
Fax: 904-296-2712
E-Mail: info@florida-law.com
www.florida-law.com
Vernis & Bowling of Atlanta, LLC
30 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Telephone: 404-846-2001
Fax: 404-846-2002
E-Mail: info@georgia-law.com
www.georgia-law.com
Vernis & Bowling of Birmingham, LLC
3300 Cahaba Road, Suite 200
Birmingham, Alabama 35223
Telephone: 205-445-1026
Fax: 205-445-1036
E-Mail: info@law-alabama.com
www.law-alabama.com
Vernis & Bowling of Charlotte, PLLC
4701 Hedgemore Drive, Suite 812
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
Telephone: 704-910-8162
Fax: 704-910-8163
Vernis & Bowling of Miami, P.A.
1680 N.E. 135th Street
Miami, Florida 33181
Telephone: 305-895-3035
Fax: 305-892-1260
E-Mail: mgandarilla@national-law.com
www.National-Law.com
Vernis & Bowling of Mississippi, PLLC
One Jackson Place
188 East Capitol Street, Suite 125
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Telephone: 601-500-5927
Fax: 601-500-5957
E-Mail: SRogers@Mississippi-Law.com
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyBurlington Insurance Company
Chrysler Insurance CompanyChubb Group of Insurance Companies
CNA Insurance CompaniesCrum & Forster Insurance Group
Florida Insurance Guaranty AssociationLexington Insurance Company
National General Insurance CompanyNational Service Industries, Inc.
United Automobile Insurance Group
Non-Insurance Clients
AAA MichiganAutoNation Incorporated
Lowe's Home Centers, Inc.State of Florida
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Personnel Information
Managing Partner
G. Jeffrey Vernis
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1988
Memberships:
  • American and Palm Beach County Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • University of South Florida, B.A., 1984
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 1987
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Attorneys
Karen Nissen
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 1991
Memberships:
  • Federal, American and Palm Beach County Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • Rollins College/University of Georgia, M.Ed., 1981
  • University of Florida, J.D., 1990
Born:1956
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Ralph Mabie, Jr.
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 1985
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1982
  • University of Florida, J.D., 1985
Born:1960
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Jeffrey Alexander
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 1992
Education:
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 1988
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1992
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Lauren Walsh
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Education:
  • University of Miami, B.A., 2005
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2009
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Robin M. Rumpf
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 2005
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 2001
  • New York Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2004
Law Review:
New York Law School Law Review
Born:1975
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Ashley Landrum
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 2014
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.A., 2011
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2014
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Stephanie Gonzalez
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 2014
Education:
  • Florida International University, B.B.A., 2010
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., 2014
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Titania N. Rodolph
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Education:
  • Florida International University, B.A. Political Science, 2002
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2006
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Susan Kent
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Education:
  • University of California, B.S., 1994
  • University of Miami, J.D., 1987
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Andrea C. Sconzo
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2016
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2010
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2013
Born:1988
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Amy Das
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 2011
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.S. (cum laude), 2007
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2010
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Jessie J. Ervolino
North Palm Beach, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 2015
Jessie Ervolino was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in Stuart, Florida. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature at the University of Florida, where she also performed as an improvisational comic and produced comedy sketch shows. Upon graduation, she was recognized for academic excellence by national honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.

Her education continued at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2014. Outside of coursework, she worked in-house with technology and media start-up companies on matters of intellectual property and licensing.

Jessie gained her foundational experience with a Deerfield Beach firm defending matters of mortgage foreclosure from inception through trial and appeal. She then transitioned to practicing insurance defense with a West Palm Beach firm, handling matters of automobile negligence, premises liability, products liability, negligent security, and wrongful death. She is proud to continue this work with Vernis & Bowling.

Jessie is licensed to practice in Florida, and is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division. In spare time, she likes to read, run, and organize backcountry backpacking trips.
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.A., 2011
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 2014
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Deborah Martin
North Palm Beach, FL
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Shannon Kelly
North Palm Beach, FL
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Additional Links
Winter 2014 Firm Newsletter with Contributions from: Ken Amos, Jim Patterson, Alisa Ellenburg & Nicole Tackett
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Insurance Law Podcasts

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Service Areas
Stuart, Florida31 miles
West Palm Beach, Florida9 miles
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