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Michele M. Bernard completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Subsequently, she attended graduate school at the University of Central Florida where she earned her Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

After graduate school, Ms. Bernard pursued a Juris Doctor at the Florida A&M University College of Law. As a student, she served as a research assistant while simultaneously completing an Externship for Ninth Circuit Judge Jose R. Rodriguez. Ms. Bernard also served as the Chair of the Moot Court Board. Since her admission to The Florida Bar, she has developed her legal career in the areas of family and criminal law. She is also admitted to the Federal U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Ms. Bernard has experience representing clients in a myriad of domestic disputes, ranging from divorce to child custody and has represented defendants in an array of criminal matters including homicide, DUI’s, and kidnapping.  She performed legal counsel assisting clients with title work on their real estate investments as a member of the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund.

She is committed to helping children and families solve their domestic dilemmas as peacefully as possible with the precise blend of vigorous legal advocacy and compassion.Holistic Law is an emerging legal concept that views the Law as a healing profession which SERVES PEOPLE AND FAMILIES with dignity. In these times, clients are looking for alternatives to expensive and stressful legal battles. Holistic Law resolves issues via a mediated paradigm which promotes sustainable solutions. Accordingly, this approach utilizes vigorous courtroom advocacy only when peaceful methods are not feasible.


Languages spoken: American Sign Language

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  1. Family: 100%

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Holistic Legal, P.A.

860 N. Orange Ave. #218
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing200706/17/2016
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TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHolistic Legal, P.A.2012 - Present
AssociateKaufman, Englett & Lynd2012 - 2012
AttorneyHolz Law Group2009 - 2011
AttorneyMichele M. Bernard, P.A.2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Central Florida Association for Women LawyersMemberN/A
Yoga AllianceRegistered Yoga TeacherN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida A&M University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2006
University of Central FloridaCriminal JusticeMS - Master of Science2003
University of Central FloridaCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2002