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Kirk Barron Bernard

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accident

About Me

Kirk Bernard has been a civil litigator of complex cases for thirty years.  In 1999, Mr. Bernard formed Bernard & Lundgren, PLLC with partner Gail M. Lundgren.  Together Mr. Bernard and Ms. Lundgren work on numerous catastrophic injury cases including a motorcycle case involving inadequate signs in a highway construction zone with disabling injuries for $5.5 million.  After taking more thirty depositions and arguing numerous motions, the case was settled within two weeks prior trial.  Another substantial case was a commercial establishment alcohol liability case for $1.5 million, and another commercial establishment alcohol liability case with the bartender who over served the driver as the plaintiff for $725,000.00.


 


In 2004, the firm became known as Bernard Law Group, PLLC dba Bernard & Lindquist. Mr. Bernard has successfully represented numerous claimants in product liability matters against the manufactures of Vioxx, Baycol, Ortho Evra, Fen Phen.  Mr. Bernard has co-counseled with numerous well known attorneys such as Mark Geragos of Geragos and Geragos to represent the passengers of a Chinese Baptist Church van against Ford Motors which settled at the time of mediation for a confidential amount; and with attorney Brian Panish on a wrongful death and catastrophic injury case against the City of San Francisco which resulted in a verdict of 27 million dollars. 


 


Mr. Bernard strives to achieve just results for each of his clients.  He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice and is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice.  He is also an active member of the California State Bar and the Consumer Attorney's Association.


 


PRO BONO – COMMUNITY SERVICE – INVOLVEMENT


 


Mr. Bernard’s firm has sponsored and participated in a children’s bicycle helmet give-a-way at the Bite of Seattle Festival for the past three years. Each year the firm has purchased and handed out over 500 children’s bicycle helmets at the festival. He also has produced and funded numerous public service announcements which aired on local TV stations in Washington State promoting the helmet give-a-way and bicycle/helmet safety. The Bernard Law Group also participates in the annual Northwest Harvest Food Drive. Mr. Bernard supports and encourages his staffs’ involvement in local charities of their choosing. Mr. Bernard is a supporting member of the Brain Injury Association of Washington.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    34 years, 8.7 thousand cases
  2. Car Accidents: 40%
    34 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    34 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 5%
    34 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 5%
    34 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • David Centeno

    I endorse this lawyer. He has been practicing for over 30 years and has a stellar track record of winning big money verdicts for his clients. He is a true gentleman.

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    David Centeno Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Paul Lovik

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Kirk is nationally recognized as a leading personal injury lawyer. He is at the top of his field.

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    David Lovik Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bernard Law Group

8383 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite. 935
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199707/06/2015
CAActive198105/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding MemberConsumer Attorneys Association2013
Outstanding MemberAmerican Bar Association2013
Eagle MemberWashington Association of Trial Lawyers2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Distinguished MemberConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2013
Eagle MemberWashington Association of Trial Lawyers2012
Outstanding MemberConsumer Attorneys Association2012
Outstanding MemberAmerican Bar Association2012
Million Dollar AdvocatesMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Distinguished MemberConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2012
Distinguished MemberConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2011
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Outstanding MemberAmerican Bar Association2011
Outstanding MemberConsumer Attorneys Association2011
Eagle MemberWashington Association of Trial Lawyers2011
Eagle emberWashington Association of Trial Lawyers2010
Outstanding MemberConsumer Attorneys Association2010
Avvo 9.4 Superb RatingAvvo2010
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Distinguished MemberConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2010
Outstanding MemberAmerican Bar Association2010
Avvo 9.2 Superb RatingAvvo2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerBernard Law Group, PLLC1991 - Present
Trial LawyerBernard & Bernard1983 - 1991
Associate LawyerBernard & Bernard1981 - 1983
Law ClerkBernard & Jaffey1979 - 1981

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Brain Injury Association of WashingtonMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1997 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Better Business BureauN/A1997 - Present
Consumer Attorney's AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1981 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Record $27 Million Jury Award Against City and County of San Francisco for Pedestrians in Muni Crash$27,394,567 Verdict
Welding Rod Fumes$20.5 million Verdict
Motorcycle accident due to construction debris$5,500,000.00 Settlement

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ventura College of LawLawLaw1981
University of CaliforniaBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
What to do if you've been in an accidentWhat to do if you've been in an accident2012
7 things your insurance company doesn't want you to know7 things your insurance company doesn't want you to know2012