Kirk Bernard

Kirk Bernard is a law practitioner in the States of Washington and California, and he is the owner and manager of law offices in Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979, he attended UC Santa Barbara Law School where he earned his law degree in 1980. Since passing the bar exam in 1981, Mr. Bernard has spent the majority of his career helping and representing clients in civil litigation cases that have resulted in millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients, including:

  • A record $27 million jury award in a case involving a City of San Francisco truck that struck and killed a 4-year-old girl and injured her mother, a friend and her friend’s grandmother

  • $950,000.00 settlement plus a lifetime annuity for the children in excess of $5,000,000.00. in a case involving the fatality of a father due to a defective part that caused a helicopter to crash onto the plaintiff.

  • $1,004,000.00 settlement in a case in which an explosion of a boat/barge due to faulty construction caused leg fractures and other injuries to two children.

  • $625,000.00 settlement in a case involving a 16 year old who developed life-threatening blood clots and deep vein thrombosis after using the Ortho Evra birth control patch. After filing suit, plaintiff's case was joined in Multi-District litigation with several others who had died or became sick after using the patch and Ortho Evra eventually agreed to a settlement.

  • $412,000.00 total settlement for two plaintiffs in a case in which a faulty hip implant device caused pain and subsequent surgeries.

Kirk Bernard’s birthplace is Chicago. He is the son of an attorney who instilled a very strong work ethic and sense of responsibility in his son. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mr. Bernard regards his decision to practice law and defend the rights of his clients as much more than a career—he sees it as a personal mission. When his father began his law practice in the 1930s, he felt that it was his responsibility to serve the needs of his clients, regardless of social standing. His only criterion for handling a case was if his help would right a wrong. The objective of his career was to make a difference.

Today his son, Kirk Bernard, steadfastly upholds these principles, building his own legal career on the same foundation that served his father so well during his 40 years of practicing law. Mr. Bernard flies back and forth between his two west coast law offices, serving the needs of his clients and ensuring that his staff works as hard as he does defending the rights of his clients at all times. Mr. Bernard is an eagle member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and an active member of several other professional legal organizations including the American Association for Justice and the Consumer Attorney’s Association.

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The Personal Injury Attorneys at Bernard Law Group are licensed to practice in Washington. We represent Personal Injury clients in other states through our associations with local law firms. Through the local firm, we will be admitted to practice law in their State, "pro hac vice", meaning "for this particular occasion". When in our client's best interest, we employ the local law firm (at no additional cost to our client) to assist us with routine court appearances and discovery proceedings to more efficiently pursue our client's cause.

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