The firm’s attorneys are skilled and trained in litigation and trial practice, but remain mindful of all avenues of dispute resolution. We remain acutely aware of the expense of litigation and endeavor to ensure the most efficient handling of assignments and that each step in litigation is undertaken only after an informed decision is made as to its need and cost-effectiveness.
Our attorneys are selected for their experience, skill, legal education and interests, and are encouraged to become involved in various legal forums. Some of our attorneys have joined the firm after years of litigation experience or after years of “hands on” involvement in business or government service. Others join the firm directly from distinguished law school careers. Additionally, our attorneys are innovators and leaders in their areas of practice and often serve as lecturers throughout the country to insurance companies, self-insureds and trade association groups.
The firm takes pride in the racial, ethnic and religious diversity reflected by its attorneys and staff. Each of our offices reflect the diversity and make-up of the regions we serve.
In meeting our goals of unsurpassed service and cost-effective litigation, at the inception of every case, the firm’s attorneys give the client a prompt and thorough analysis covering issues such as all available defenses, a concise discovery plan, possible exposure, settlement values and an estimated cost of defense. The attorney and the claims representative work together as a team to decide the strategy and direction of the litigation. The firm believes that avoiding protracted litigation is largely the result of experienced, informed teamwork between the client and VERNIS & BOWLING.
To further our goal of providing the most cost-effective and exceptional representation possible, our firm gives its attorneys a strong support staff, including certified legal assistants, secretaries and paralegals. The firm is also equipped with a state-of-the-art, fully networked, computer system that enables its attorneys to have both local and remote access to electronic communications and legal research information, providing them with the most up-to-date court decisions and statutory revisions. We also provide smart phones to our attorneys to enable our clients immediate and unfettered access at all times. The firm also maintains an Intranet for its clients’ billing and handling guidelines, preferences, pleadings, motions and dispositions.
Further, to enhance our teamwork approach, we host on-site educational seminars, maintain an active presence in industry related organizations and communicate new developments in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina laws to our clients through the VERNIS & BOWLING Law Update and our website.