Attorney Tracy A. Bernson formed Bernson Legal, PLLC to do what she loves best: representing clients, being in the Courtroom, and using unique and alternative methods to tailor a resolution to a client’s personal dilemma. Attorney Bernson opened Bernson Legal, PLLC to bring to Dover that small town lawyer whose doors are open to everyone, regardless of income status.
Trained as a trial attorney, Attorney Bernson concentrates her practice in litigating a broad range of issues. Those areas include Family Law, which includes divorce, child custody (parenting time and residential responsibility), abuse and neglect, juvenile matters, minor and adult guardianships, and child support matters. She can also help you with your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
Attorney Bernson practices in all of New Hampshire's Courts, including the NH Supreme Court. She is a member of the Federal District Court of New Hampshire, and is also admitted to practice in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a NH Notary Public and a Justice of the Peace. Attorney Bernson is a Child Welfare Law Specialist certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children (one of two private lawyers in the State of New Hampshire to have this certification). She is a NH Board Certified Guardian ad Litem, representing the interests of "little humans", a.k.a. children, the elderly, and the mentally ill.
Attorney Bernson is a member of the NH Bar Association, the NH Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Charles C. Doe Inns of Court, and the National Association of Counsel for Children. In 2010, Attorney Bernson became the Program Chair of the Charles C. Doe Inns of Court. She is a six year member of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Ethics Committee, which drafts the Rules of Professional Conduct for all NH lawyers and issues advisory opinions on ethical issues submitted for review by local practitioners. As part of her duties on this committee, Attorney Bernson is available to answer immediate ethical questions for New Hampshire’s some 5000 lawyers. Attorney Bernson is a member of the Court Improvement Project's Committee on Representing Parents. She is also a member of the Seacoast Child and Family Services Board of Directors. Finally, she is a former member of the NH Bar New Editorial Board, a publication of the NH Bar Association. In addition to being a member of these organizations, Attorney Bernson also assisted in editing the 2008 NH Practice Handbook chapter on Juvenile Law, published by the NH Bar Association.
Born in Augusta, Maine, and raised in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Attorney Bernson lives in Dover, NH. A three-year graduate of Londonderry Senior High School, she holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, a Certificate of Advanced Studies (C.A.S.) in Women's Studies from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Syracuse University, and has completed coursework in English toward an MA, also from Syracuse University. As a former McNair Scholar, Attorney Bernson is a supporter of the UNH McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, a federally funded program which encourages individuals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to pursue advanced degrees. She loves going to the beach year round, cooking, and playing with her Boston Terrier.
Licensed since 2003
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|NH||Authorized to practice law||2003||06/23/2010|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Pro Bono Service Award||New Hampshire Bar Association||2011|
|Owner, Managing Member||Dover Mediation, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Owner, Managing Member||Bernson Legal, PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Managing Partner, Senior Partner||Bernson & Burnham, PLLC||2007 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Inns of Court Foundation||Member, Program Awards Committee||2012 - 2013|
|Charles C. Doe Inn of Court||CLE Coordinator||2010 - Present|
|Child and Family Services Seacoast Board of Directors||N/A||2009 - Present|
|NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2004 - Present|
|NH Bar Association Ethics Committee||N/A||2004 - Present|
|New Hampshire Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Charles C. Doe Inn of Court||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Practical Skills Handbook for the NH Bar Association||Juvenile Law||2008|
|Syracuse University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Syracuse University||Women's Studies||C.A.S.||1999|
|University of New Hampshire||English||B.A.||1997|
|Law Related Education Program of the New Hampshire Bar Association||We The People Competition||N/A|