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Lauren Walter Berns Jr.

Lauren Walter Berns Jr.

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Commercial

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About Me

I am a former felony prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney in Bradenton (Manatee County), Florida.  I worked there on general felonies including crimes of all degrees.  I handled possesion and trafficking cases, burglaries, robberies, solicitations for murder and just about everything else (excluding first degree murder and capital sex crimes).


As a former prosecutor, I understand the motivations of prosecutors and the challenges they face.  I will make use of that knowledge to negotiate the most favorable plea bargain possible when my client feels a plea is in his or her best interest.  When, however, the best option is to take a case to trial, my clients will benefit from my extensive courtroom experience as an Assistant State Attorney. As a result of my experience there and some natural talent, I excel at trial work, especially communicating complex factual scenarios to juries.


A born fighter who knows how to pick his fights, if you choose to retain me as your lawyer, you will never doubt that I am fighting for you from day one until the jury delivers a verdict.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    9 years
  2. Commercial: 10%
    6 years



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Contact Info

Lauren Berns, P.A.

5700 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL, 33703-2216



FLMember in Good Standing200505/07/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Award for Excellence In the Study of Labor and Employment LawABA-BNA2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselContinuing Education, Inc.2009 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit, Florida2005 - 2009

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Florida v. Donald T. MitchellGuilty

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor - Magna Cum Laude2005