Seasoned and knowledgeable attorney licensed in Virginia for 31 years, and in DC and... more
Seasoned and knowledgeable attorney licensed in Virginia for 31 years, and in DC and MD since 2006. Handling personal injury serious auto accident and medical malpractice cases, consumer bankruptcy cases, and civil litigation and corporate mattters.
Cheryl E. Gardner graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 1984 and... more
Cheryl E. Gardner graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 1984 and like David, early in her career she also accepted the challenge and passed three demanding state bar exams, and is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Colorado. Cheryl joined David Bernhard in partnership in 1991, bringing with her years of litigation experience in such diverse fields as fa... view profile
Mr. Ackerman is originally from New Jersey and has been living in Northern Virginia... more
Mr. Ackerman is originally from New Jersey and has been living in Northern Virginia since 1992. He is married and has two daughters, and enjoys spending time with his family outdoors at the great parks and playgrounds in the area.
I've had the opportunity to defend countless clients over the several years that I... more
I've had the opportunity to defend countless clients over the several years that I have been in practice. I've helped people on simple matters like speeding tickets all the way up to serious felonies and murder. I truly take pride in my work because I believe our constitutional system is truly unique in the world, where a defendant has a right to his/her day in court, a right to remain silent... view profile
My practice primarily focuses on representation of individuals and small businesses... more
My practice primarily focuses on representation of individuals and small businesses in personal injury, civil litigation, traffic and misdemeanor matters in courts throughout Northern Virginia. I also assist my clients in preparing wills, powers of attorney, advance medical directives and small business contracts.
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents, botched surgery, and harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.