Michael Verbillis, primary attorney at Michael J Verbillis - Attorney at Law, received his college degree from the University of Alaska in 1968. In 1971, he graduated from the University of Idaho Law School. While in law school, he served on the moot court competition team, a distinction granted to only two members of his class.
Mr. Verbillis has been admitted to the Idaho Supreme Court and inferior tribunals in the State of Idaho as well as the US District Court for the District of Idaho. Formerly, he has been admitted to the US Court of Claims. He is also a former president and Amicus Committee member for the Idaho Trial Lawyers. Additionally, he served on the Board of Governors for several years.
After law school, he spent some time travelling in Europe before settling down in 1974 to build a life and practice in Coeur d’Alene. Throughout his career he has championed the cause of Idaho’s working citizens. In addition, he has argued numerous cases before the Idaho Supreme Court.
When his practice began in the early 70s, Mr. Verbillis took on just about any case that came through his door. As time went by, he found himself drawn to serious personal injury, medical negligence, insurance claims, probate law, and worker safety issues. He now limits his cases to those that involve serious consequences.
Mr. Verbillis has been involved in national litigation against drug manufacturing companies. He was featured in a 20/20 news segment involving a rubella vaccine that was administered to a client with a tragic outcome. That case was settled. The drug company was forced to change the language on its package insert, so it discloses the reaction risks for women over thirty.
A Note from Michael Verbillis
“The most rewarding cases I have been fortunate to work on are those when we were able to change corporate policy. Really, we have strived to make a difference.”