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Steven Paul Berne

Steven Paul Berne

also known as Steven Berne

Practice areas:

Federal Crime, Consumer Protection, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI

About Me

I have been practicing law for 27 years.  If you want a lawyer who cares about you and will fight for you, then you should contact me.  You will have my direct office phone number, cell phone number and e-mail address to communicate about your case at any time.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Federal Crime: 30%
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
  3. Consumer Protection: 25%
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Adam Marshall Hames

    I have known Steven for the last three years. He consistently comes up with new and aggressive tactics to represent his clients. He is often the most prepared lawyer in the room. Steven is an excellent lawyer that I would recommend to anyone charged with a crime.


    Adam Hames Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lawrence Jason Zimmerman

    I have known Steven for 10 plus years, and he is an amazing attorney. He is one of the most creative lawyers around, and he will always find an angle to win any client's case. He is very thoughtful, caring, and honest with his clients. He is in this business to protect people from prosecution. I have tried many cases with him, and I always watch him with great admiration. You are in great hands when you hire Mr. Berne.


    Lawrence Zimmerman Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Steven Berne

1360 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 910
Atlanta, GA, 30309-2942

McKenney & Froelich

1360 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 910
Atlanta, GA, 30309



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198706/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Superb AttorneyAVVO2014
Best Criminal Defense AttorneyGeorgia Business Trend2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial Advocacy InstructorEmory University School Of Law2008 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Steven Berne1991 - Present
AttorneyFederal Defender Program1989 - 1991
AttorneyDeKalb County Public Defender's Office1987 - 1989

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Southern District of GeorgiaN/A2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President2010 - 2012
United States District Court for the Middle District of GeorgiaN/A1995 - Present
United States District Court of the Northern District of GeorgiaN/A1990 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. George HIndsNot Guilty All Counts
State v. Beverly Hall, et. al.Probation & Record Expungement
United States of America v. ButlerAll charges dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
LexisNexis publicationGeorgia Criminal Practice Guide2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State v. SneidermanLegal Commentator2013
Georgia Bar FoundationFederal Criminal Defense2011
Investigation SeminarInvestigations2010
Advanced Criminal PracticeJury Selection2009
Fall SeminarClosing Arguments2007