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Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney
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Les S. Bowers

Les BowersPartner
Phone: 434.951.7236
Fax: 434.951.7256
Email: lbowers@michiehamlett.com
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Team Members

Molly Lowry: (434) 951-7331

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
  • Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death

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.

Honors/Professional Activities

  • 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 2015-2020
  • 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
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