Michael P. Verna is a 1975 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa) and a 1978 graduate of Hastings College of the Law. An experienced trial attorney with an extensive record of accomplishment, Mr. Verna enjoys preeminent and A.V. ratings from the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy ("NBTA") since 1986. The NBTA is the only organization accredited by both the American Bar Association and the California State Bar in the specialty area of civil trial law. He has regularly been listed in Best Lawyers of America for several years running and is routinely recognized by the peer reviewed periodical Super Lawyers of Northern California. He was recently profiled as “Top Lawyer” in Oakland and San Francisco Magazines and is a long standing member in a number of prestigious and invitation only trial lawyer associations.
Mr. Verna has focused his trial practice representing plaintiffs in complex catastrophic injury/death cases and commercial/business litigation. including large scale bad faith insurance, wrongful termination, and fraud claims. As plaintiffs counsel, he has generated over $100,000,000 in verdicts and settlements, but has also obtained complete defense verdicts when serving as defense counsel. Mr. Verna litigates cases throughout the United States, and supervises litigation in overseas courts.