About Kevin Patrick McVerry

Kevin P. McVerry

Kevin Patrick McVerry has been practicing law in Ventura County for over 30 years.  Kevin was raised in Southern California, attended San Fernando Valley State College and graduated with honors from California State University at Northridge.  Kevin was twice named All American in Swimming by the NCAA.

After graduation, Kevin attended Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law graduating from there in 1977 and passed the California Bar exam that year.

Kevin spent one year as a law clerk at the United States District Court working for Judge A. Andrew Hauk.

Shortly after completing his clerkship, Kevin moved to Ventura County where he began practicing with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office and was one of Michael D. Bradbury’s first new deputies.  Kevin also practiced with Cohen, England, Whitfield and Osborne and for over 20 years worked as an Associate and Partner at Graves, Roberson & Bourassa.  Kevin has been a member of California Lutheran University Adjunct Faculty for over 20 years teaching Business Law.

For a number of years Kevin was an attorney coach for the Thousand Oaks High School mock trial team which was regularly a finalist in Ventura County’s Mock Trial competition. Kevin now volunteers his time to various high school teams to act as a judge/critic for the attorney coaches when their teams scrimmage other schools both in and out of Ventura County.

For the last 5 years Kevin has been a speaker at various public and private schools throughout Ventura County on behalf of the Bar Association’s Law Day speakers group.

Kevin practices primarily in the area of civil litigation but he devotes a substantial portion of his practice to the defense of criminal and juvenile cases.  Kevin has handled jury trials in federal and state courts throughout California. In addition to jury trials, Kevin has prosecuted and defended court trials and arbitrations. He has sat as an arbitrator and a judge pro tem in Ventura County Superior Court. Kevin has extensive experience from both plaintiff and defense perspectives. Kevin uses that experience from both perspectives to benefit his clients. Cases handled by Kevin include:

Real Property Matters

  • Title Contests
  • Lot Line Disputes
  • Covenant Enforcement
  • Mechanics’ Liens
  • Sale Contract Disputes
  • Construction Contracts
  • Easement Rights and Obligations
  • Enforcement of Sale/Options Contracts
  • Lease Obligations and Enforcement
  • Homeowners’ Association Disputes

Contract Matters

  • Collection Disputes
  • Contractor and/or Architectural Services
  • Business Sales/Disputes
  • Various circumstances where disputes arise over payment and/or performance of the agreement

Employment Issues

  • Wrongful Termination
  • 132a Labor Code Claims
  • Serious and Willful Claims
  • Worker Compensation Subrogation
  • Investigations

Personal Injury/Product Liability

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Fires

Subrogation

A significant portion of Kevin’s practice is in the area of Subrogation.

Included in the area of subrogation cases are fires, property damage, automobile and aircraft accidents as well as worker compensation subrogation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

While the firm is well known for its aggressive litigation skills and extensive trial work, it is better to settle a case on a client’s terms rather than have a judge or jury decide the outcome. To that end, many cases are resolved before trial at voluntary settlement conferences, often with the assistance of retired judges and other professionals who aid in the settlement process.

Criminal/Juvenile Matters

  • Domestic Violence
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Drug Possession and Sales
  • 3 Strike
  • Expungements
  • Sex Offenses
  • Assault and Battery
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • DMV/License Issues
  • Arson
  • Investigations

Whether you are facing a first time DUI or other misdemeanor or a felony criminal matter, your case is too important not to get the best, and most expert, legal assistance.

People who are accused of a crime are worried about losing their licenses or driving privilege in DUI cases. They are worried about their employment and even their freedom.

People need quick and clear answers to their legal questions. We often arrange for a bail bond to be posted or fight for a bail reduction to release you or your loved one so that we can defend a case with a client out on bail.

We have rightfully earned the respect of judges and prosecutors on tough cases. Many other attorneys refer their criminal cases to our office for skilled and expert handling.


Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, 1977
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1978
  • United States District Court
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers
  • L.A. County Fire Department (Lifeguard Division)
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating