Partner

Les S. Bowers

Phone:
434.951.7236
Fax:
434.951.7256
eMail:
LBOWERS@MICHIEHAMLETT.COM
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Team Members

Paralegal: Molly Lowry - 434.951.7331

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Les Bowers is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice representing individuals injured in medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and products liability cases. Les understands how insurance companies think about and defend cases because he began his practice with a large international law firm defending hospitals and healthcare providers.  Les now focuses on representing injured individuals and pursuing only those cases clearly supported by medical science, qualified expert testimony, and extensive peer-reviewed literature. Les is careful to limit his cases to ensure they are clearly meritorious, with a strong basis in science and the medical literature, and that every client receives the utmost in personal attention and guidance. Les grew up in Southwest Virginia, where he learned the value of hard work and perseverance working in a family-owned business with his parents and on a farm with his grandparents.  Les’s work ethic, intense drive, and attention to detail have resulted in numerous accolades, including the largest jury verdicts in Virginia in 2018 ($4,000,000, fifth overall), 2017 ($7,000,000+, first overall), and 2014 ($6,400,000, first among medical malpractice verdicts), dozens of six- and seven-figure settlements, numerous peer review awards, and the opportunity to give back to the profession by serving on multiple committees within the Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association, writing in peer reviewed journals, and speaking at seminars. Outside of the office, Les enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends pursuing a diverse array of interests including cycling, swimming, travel, golf, training his bird dog, spending time in the outdoors, tending to his herd of cattle, reading nonfiction, cooking, and antique car and motorcycle racing.

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA)

VTLA Publications Committee, Chair

VTLA Amicus Committee

VTLA Fundraising Committee

VTLA Tort Law Legislative Committee

Etheridge Society

North Carolina Advocates for Justice

American Association for Justice

Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Personal injury: Plaintiff 2015-2018

2018 Virginia Lawyers Weekly Largest Verdicts and Settlements #5 overall

2017 Virginia Lawyers Weekly Largest Verdicts and Settlements #1 overall

2014 Virginia Lawyers Weekly largest Verdicts and Settlements #5 overall; #1 Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

Virginia State Bar

North Carolina State Bar

Education

University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, B.S. 2005

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 2008

More members

Ellen C. Bognar
Lisa S. Brook
James P. Cox, III
Amy J. Inge
Brittani L. Lemonds
R. Lee Livingston
Jordan E. McKay
Kyle McNew
Anthony M. Russell
Jason P. Seiden
Bryan Slaughter
David W. Thomas
J. Gregory Webb
Ronald R. Tweel
Edward B. Lowry

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