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Vernis & Bowling of Northwest Florida, P.A.
315 South Palafox Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 850-433-5461
Fax: 850-432-0166
E-Mail: vbinfo@florida-law.com
www.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 Palm Beach, P.A.
884 U.S. Highway One
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408-5408
Telephone: 561-775-9822
Fax: 561-775-9821
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: vbinfo@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
Vernis & Bowling of Southern Mississippi, PLLC
2501 14th Street, Suite 207
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
Telephone: 225-539-0021
Fax: 228-539-0022
E-Mail: vbinfo@mississippi-law.com
www.mississippi-law.com
Vernis & Bowling of Columbia, LLC
1401 Main Street, Suite 655
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Telephone: 803-234-5416
E-Mail: vbinfo@scarolina-law.com
www.scarolina-law.com
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
Vernis & Bowling of Southwest Florida, P.A.
2369 West First Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-3309
Telephone: 239-334-3035
Fax: 239-334-7702
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
Clearwater, Florida
696 1st Avenue, 1st Floor
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Telephone: 727-443-3377
Fax: 727-443-6828
Daytona Beach, Florida
1450 South Woodland Boulevard, Fourth Floor
DeLand, Florida 32720
Telephone: 386-734-2505
Fax: 386-734-3441
Vernis & Bowling of North Florida, P.A.
4309 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Telephone: 904-296-6751
Fax: 904-296-2712
Vernis & Bowling of Atlanta, LLC
30 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Telephone: 404-846-2001
Fax: 404-846-2002
E-Mail: vbinfo@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: vbinfo@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
E-Mail: vbinfo@ncarolina-law.com
www.ncarolina-law.com
Vernis & Bowling of Miami, P.A.
1680 N.E. 135th Street
Miami, Florida 33181
Telephone: 305-895-3035
Fax: 305-892-1260
www.Florida-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: vbinfo@Mississippi-Law.com
www.mississippi-law.com
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Personnel Information
Attorneys
Michelle Hendrix
Pensacola, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 1999
  • Supreme Court of Florida, 1999
  • Supreme Court of Alabama, 1999
Education:
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.A., 1996
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1999
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William K. Thames
Pensacola, FL
Admitted
  • Florida, 1990
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1987
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1990
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Jerry D. Sanders
Pensacola, FL
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1968
  • Florida
  • Kentucky, 1978
Education:
  • Emory University, B.A., 1965
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1968
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Lindsay McDonald
Pensacola, FL
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Service Areas
Crestview, Florida51 miles
De Funiak Springs, Florida76 miles
Fort Walton Beach, Florida40 miles
Milton, Florida21 miles
Panama City, Florida103 miles
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