David Bernhard

David Bernhard

Criminal Defense Attorney
Falls Church, VA




No Misconduct


Spanish , German

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About Me

Criminal, Civil and Appellate Litigation Counsel. Co-Owner: EasyVirginiaDivorce.com - Low Cost Uncontested Divorce Service. Founder and Co-moderator: VADefenses Listserv Group . Challenging cases handled include clients who faced the death penalty , have falsely confessed to crimes, have been falsely accused of attacking the police, are absent from the trial , have been accused...

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Cash, Check, Credit Card


Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Client Reviews

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Great guy, excellent lawyer

Posted by: a DUI client 8 months ago.

Very good experience. My case was resolved satisfactorily thanks to his skill and effort. He is very experienced, knowledgable and very well-regarded...

perfect lawyer for DUI

Posted by: jong over 1 year ago.

Hired him.. and my case got dismissed.. My point was 0.10.. but won the case
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Jonathan Leo Phillips
Jonathan Phillips

Fairfax, VA

20 days ago

Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

David Bernhard is an exceptional attorney I have known during my time as a prosecutor as well as a member of the defense bar. As a prosecutor I...
Jonathan D. Esten
Jonathan Esten

Manassas, VA

4 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Mr. Bernhard is one of the most recognized and respected criminal defense attorneys in Northern Virginia. His passion and commitment to representing...
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1987 License Status: Active for the state of Dist. of Columbia.
Last updated by Avvo: 07/18/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1991 – present

Bernhard & Gardner


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1985 Juris Doctor in

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law


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2012 Leaders in the Law Award

Virginia Lawyers Weekly


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2011- 2014 Co-chair, Criminal Law Practice Section

Fairfax Bar Association

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Showing 2 of 94 publications

2014 Getting used to cameras in Virginia courtrooms

Washington Post

2013 Pretrial filings reveal details in 2010 killing of Falls Church teen Vanessa Pham

Washington Post

Speaking Engagements

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2014 Voir Dire and Jury Selection for the Civil and Criminal Practitioner

at Fairfax County Bar Association

2013 Is justice Color Blind?

at African and African-American Heritage Conference

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