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Steven Paul Berne

Steven Paul Berne

also known as Steven Berne

About me

I have been practicing law for 28 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


  1. Federal Crime: 30%
    26 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
    26 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    28 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    28 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • James W. Howard

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Berne and I have represented co-defendants in several cases. I have always been impressed with Mr. Berne's thorough preparation, his commitment to his clients, and his effectiveness as a courtroom litigator. He has prevailed in cases that would have been lost without a skilled attorney.


    James Howard Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    My first experience working with Steven was when I assisted him with a jury trial in Fulton County. He put on a fantastic defense and acquitted his client on a number of very serious felony charges. A conviction would have certainly led to a lengthy prison sentence, but Steven's client walked out of the courtroom vindicated. Since then, I have worked with Steven on a few cases, and he has always lived up to that same exceptional standard. Steven has a stellar reputation, and it is well-deserved.


    Christopher Geel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Steven Berne

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

McKenney & Froelich

1360 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 910
Atlanta, GA, 30309



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198711/07/2015
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