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Bernard D. Walter

Probate Attorney at Shavertown, PA

5.0   4 reviews
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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 29 years
    Nevada - NV 28 years
    California - CA 45 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Exempt Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bernard

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EFFICIENT, FRIENDLY, RESPONSIVE & REASONABLY PRICED LEGAL COUNSEL.

Bernard Walter is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum limited to attorneys who have won jury verdicts of more than $1,000,000. Also, he is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers AV, "the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards. The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation has awarded Bernard its Pro Bono Publico Certificate of Achievement.


He founded the legal side of the Free Back Mountain Medical/Legal Clinic called Doctors and Lawyers at Your Service. This is a place where 6 dedicated attorneys and several outstanding physicians serve the needs of the Friday evening visitors with the help of nurses and reception volunteers.

Bernard Walter also founded and is the current co-chairman of the Elder Law Committee of the Luzerne County Bar Association. This committee focuses on anticipating and meeting the needs of the County's enormous percentage of elderly residents, second only nationwide to Wade County in Florida.

Service is delivered both directly to elders and their families and indirectly by educating attorneys about changing laws, high risk factors, and available resources to enhance their ability to meet the needs of their elderly clients at modest costs.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Bernard D. Walter
1674 N Memorial Hwy
Shavertown, PA, 18708-1498

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Posted by Gina | June 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and helpful in probate issues
My Husband passed away recently, and I had no clue what to do in the process of transferring property into my name. I am so glad I found Attorney Bernard Walter. He was very professional and knowledgeable in what needed to be done. The steps that needed to be done seemed very complicated to me, but he made sure that everything was taken care off and then some. He was also helpful in putting together my final will so my Daughter wouldn't have any issues in the future. I would highly recommend Mr. Walter if you need any type of probate work done.
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Posted by Anne | March 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
You will be treated as a valued client.
Bernard Walter is a caring, calming attorney. He assisted us with a "home for sale by owner" experience. He drew up the contract for the sale and the deed for the property. He was very prompt with responses via phone or email and we felt very respected and valued. He took all needed precautions during the pandemic. Be prepared to be treated like someone who matters.
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Posted by John | December 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Bernard Walter, Esq.
Mr. Walter was very kind, thoughtful and professional helping us through the probate process of two deceased relatives. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Cheryl | November 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Bernard Walter, Esq.
If not for Attorney Bernard Walter propensity of the jurisprudence system we would have not been able to conclude this law suit in a positive manner. In addition to the aforesaid information I found Attorney Bernard Walter to be an upright, fair, considerate man with extremely high morals, genuine manners, and high standards. Attorney Bernard Walter assisted me in resolving a very nasty situation with all parties involved and I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity for him to represent me. I was fortunate to retain the services of Attorney Bernard Walter for an unfortunate family dispute regarding an estate. This was a very difficult situation and with Attorney Bernard Walter expertise, professionalism, qualifications, knowledge, and astute understanding of the specific complications in this type of dispute we were able to achieve a positive conclusion. A major portion of dealings with Attorney Bernard Walter had to be handled through emails, phone conversations because I live in Florida and the arbitration of the law suit involved property in Pennsylvania. It is with great respect that I can Thank God for the good fortune of selecting Attorney Bernard Walter. Cheryl
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Free Back Mountain Medical/Legal Clinic, St. Therese's Parrish
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Bernard Walter
  • 1978 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Generation to Generation, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Founder and Chairman
  • Elder Law Committee
  • 2000 - 2011
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Education

  • Oomito School of Traditional Japanese Arts
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1981
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Antioch College
  • BA
  • 1975
  • Dreux High School, Dreux, France
  • Diploma
  • 1964
  • St. Julian's School, Carcavelos, Portugal
  • Cambridge University 7 "O" level awards
  • 1963
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Not Completed
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Harveys Lake Protective Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Luzerne County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Best Attorney of the Back Mountain
  • Dallas Post Newspaper
  • 2008
  • Industry Advocate of the Year
  • Building Industry Association of Northeastern PA
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Housing Advocate Award
  • Building Industry Association of Northeastern PA
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Alzheimer's Association of Pennsylvania
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Pro Bono Publico Certificate of Achievement
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Council of Indian Nations
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • Member who won jury verdict over $1,000,000
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1986
  • Listed
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 1985
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Publications

  • Celebrity Press Publishing
  • "Dare to Succeed" co author with Jack Canfield
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute
  • Drafting Effective Wills & Trusts
  • 2006
  • California Bar Association Magazine
  • California's New Obscenity Law
  • 1982

Speaking Engagements

  • Kings College Medical & Legal CLE Program
  • Legalization of Marijuana?
  • 2015
  • Dallas High School Introduction to the Career Awareness Program
  • Making Education Relevant to High School Students
  • 2013
  • Bench Bar Seminar and CLE Training Programs for attorneys
  • CLE Trainings in Elder Law
  • 2006
  • Stanford University Debate with Margo St.James
  • Prostitution, A Victimless Crime?
  • 1983
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Shavertown Probate Lawyer Bernard D. Walter
Bernard D. Walter
Probate Attorney
Shavertown, PA
Licensed for 45 years
Virtual consultation available