Bernard "Bern" Haggerty is a warm, intelligent human being. He handled my domestic violence case. When I think about the person I am now compared to the person I was then it truly is the difference between night and day.

I felt "broken" when a friend recommended Bern. It was me and my children living in fear and I felt stuck. How do I heal? What is best for my children? He treated me with respect and when discussing the case Bern was clear about explaining the law to me. I now have custody of my children and we no longer live in fear.

Instead of me and my family ending up as another sad statistic, I have been a college instructor for five years, and my children are doing very well and are successful in school.

In many ways, I owe this to Bern because he treated me decently when I was down and hurting. Through his example of being a good person, a good man and a wonderful lawyer we had a second chance at life.