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
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||06/17/2016|
|Attorney||Holistic Legal, P.A.||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Kaufman, Englett & Lynd||2012 - 2012|
|Attorney||Holz Law Group||2009 - 2011|
|Attorney||Michele M. Bernard, P.A.||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Yoga Alliance||Registered Yoga Teacher||N/A|
|Florida A&M University College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||2006|
|University of Central Florida||Criminal Justice||MS - Master of Science||2003|
|University of Central Florida||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|