Skip to main content

Joseph John Bernardo

Personal injury Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

1
Practice area
  1. Personal injury
    100%
    When you are injured and someone else is at fault, you need a strong, capable attorney to guide you through various steps involved in filing a personal injury claim. At Bernardo Injury Law, we will build you a sound case, aggressively protect your rights and fight to hold the negligent party responsible for your devastating injury. Here are some examples of our areas of expertise: Car & Motorcycle accidents, Boating Accidents, Falls and Public Hazards, Wrongful Death, Construction Accidents

    36 years

27 YEARS OF LITIGATION EXPERIENCE IN FLORIDA. DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS...®

Bernardo Injury Law has served the citizens of Fort Myers, Florida, for over 25 years. We strive to provide aggressive, high-quality representation to injury victims. Our law firm never has and never will represent an insurance company. When you are injured or have lost a loved one due to negligence, Fort Myers injury lawyer Joe Bernardo and our dedicated team will protect your rights and fight for the compensation you are entitled to.

 

Our personal injury lawyer will collect no fee unless we recover a settlement or jury verdict on your behalf. For a free consultation, call or toll free at , or send us an e-mail at

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2013
Top Contributor 2014,2013
Top Contributor
2014 2013

Photos and videos

Location

Bernardo Injury Law
1601 Jackson St Ste 104
Fort Myers, FL, 33901-2948

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Keith | August 8, 2013
Personal Injury
I Fell and broke my ankle in a parkng lot sinkhole on goverment property. I called Mr. Bernardo's office the following week. His office staff was very polite and informative. I later met and spoke to Mr. Bernardo about my accident. He was honest and not at all misleading in what he could and could not do for me. Mr. Bernado and staff spent considerable time on my case for which he received little or no compensation. His efforts did help me with all medical costs. I am very grateful to Mr.Burnardo and his staff. My review rating for this law firm may seen high, however it is very hard to find the degree of caring, integrity and professionalism that I received from this law firm. I have been in a situation where I was just another name to a big law firm. That was not a good experience!
Read less
Posted by Lisa | September 5, 2013
Trustworthy, Smart, Honest
I was recently involved in a car accident in January of 2013. I had injuries to my neck and back because of the accident. I did not know where to start and how to approach getting help for my injuries and property damage in result of the accident. I retained Mr. Bernardo as my personal injury attorney and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Mr. Bernardo and his staff did a great job in settling my case in a timely manner and at a maximum case value. I was compensated fairly with no further out of pocket expenses to pay. If you need a personal injury attorney, Bernardo Injury Law is hands down, who I recommend.
Read less
Posted by Mia | August 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Joe and his staff made my a huge difference in what happened to me. He helped every step of the way and made sure me and my mom knew what was going on. He pushed to make sure he got the nest outcome for me.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Daughter was rear-ended at a red light and sustained life changing injuries. Joe was great explaining everything and keeping communication open.
Posted by Frank | June 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER
Joe did a great job on my personal injury case! I highly recommend him! If you need a good result and personal attention GET JOE!!!
Posted by Stephony | December 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
POLICY LIMITS!
Joe and Tammi did a great job! They handled everything necessary between the medical providers and me and made it easy! The best part was they negotiated aggressively and got me policy limits without going to court. They also negotiated the Workers’ Compensation lien down to about 10% of what it could have been! I highly recommend them!
Read less
Posted by Kevin | September 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motorcycle accident
Joe helped me so much with the insurance company and medical issues, his firm was very easy to deal with and answered all info needed, thanks again Joe
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THANK YOU
Was referred to Mr. Bernardo office , took great care me. He extremely got my back, all I had to do is check on the status of my case and when I called Mrs. Tammy gave me great information in details . Thank you so for representing me, I strongly recommend Mr. Bernardo to anyone who’s looking for great attorney to represent you. He is really care
Read less
Posted by Jon | May 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I know who to yrust
Value When I first moved to Fl. about 10 years ago I was injured in an accident. Not knowing anybody here I picked a building with a name out front. They didn't handle my type of problem but referred me to Bernardo Injury Law. They made me feel confident and got me what I deserved but more importantly I felt comfortable I was being helped by someone I could trust. Over the years I also referred them several times to others who were happy with their outcome. Recently I was seriously hurt while on vacation and I had no doubts where I was seeking help. They again achieved results beyond my expectations. His staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and make you feel like you matter. It's not about billboards and TV commercials it's about knowing you have a team looking out for you that you can trust and you know has your best interests first and foremost and that you are not just a file folder in a cabinet. If somebody hurts me again I know I will always trust Bernardo Injury Law.
Read less
Posted by Yomari | March 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hustle free experience!
I work with Joe Bernardo and at first I was very skeptical because of previous bad experience with lawyers but Joe and his staff just make me forget about all of that. It's very rare to see a lawyer that truly care for your needs and guide you the right way where you don't feel like you're been fooled and taken advantage of. Tammie always take the time to explain anything I didn't quite understand, thank you I will refer this law firm to college and family.
Read less
Posted by Pete R. | September 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rockstar law firm
Bernardo Injury Law firm takes their time with your case, they never rush for a settlement. Joe and his paralegal Tammie are very professional, they were 100% dedicated to my case. This Law firm is One of the best law firms in Fort Myers. I say this because they are empathetic and very kind. My wife and I are very happy with how hard they worked for us, from the very beginning they showed us that we could trust them with our case. I recommend this firm, because it’s not a cookie cutter firm like some out there.They Are measured and careful in their execution and won’t stop until they obtain a positive outcome. This firm is brilliant they care for their clients and Will work super hard to win your case. The best attributes is that they will give you a family experience. Bernardo law firm receives plaudits from their clients, due to their wonderful personalities, and nonstop pursuit of excellence. Thank you Joe & Tammie
Read less
Posted by Anthony | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I hired Joe in 2016. He was there to answer any of my questions along the way and guide me through the process. I was very pleased with the settlement. I would highly recommend Joe Bernardo.
Posted by Lisa | August 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional
I met with Mr. Bernardo after a car accident and he explained everything thoroughly return my calls promptly and explained it in such away with all all the legal mumbo-jumbo to where I could understand. I consulted with another attorney who took forever to get back to me and told me the same thing that Joel had.
Posted by Irma | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Automobile injury
Awesome attorney and staff. Case was a bit difficult, but I did compensation and also an attorney and staff that general care. This attorney cares about his clients and this is rare to see this. I had a previous automobile injury case never meet the attorney. In this one not only did I meet him, he was genuine and care about my case. I believe in his firm as well as him. Keep up the great job.
Read less
Posted by Curt | October 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Med fees were a shock
The PIP process to cover medical fees in Florida is a joke! Without Joe and Lacey we would have been in trouble. Florida makes it impossible to be treated fairly if in a car crash especially if there are injuries. You must get a lawyer and I would definitely recommend Joe. He made everything easy and we received extra compensation which was very appreciated because of the frustration, pain and injury not to mention our car is worth half of what it was before. Don’t go it alone or You will be stuck with medical bills that you didn’t even know you had to cover when it wasn’t even your fault to begin with!!
Read less
Posted by Lisa | June 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Injury Law Firm
I was very pleased with the handling and outcome of my MVA case. Mr Bernardo and his staff were extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend Bernardo Injury Law.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accident settlement
After being involved in a low speed rear end accident Mr. Bernardo and his staff helped us navigate the process to a successful conclusion. He kept after it until he felt like we had reached maximum recovery. Throughout the process he was available, his staff fielded all of of my many questions without even a hint of aggravation. In a big box world it was nice to be treated as if we were his only client. We constantly felt he had our best interest in mind and he gave us confidence that we were doing the right thing.
Read less
Posted by Mariel | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Lawyer
Joe is a phenomenal lawyer with incredible work ethic! He cares about his clients and handled a difficult case with ease. He is a very experienced lawyer, and I would highly recommend him. Thank you for all of your help!
Posted by Sandie Brilhart | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Bernardo was always available whenever I needed him. A fantastic attorney who always put in a tremendous amount of work on my case. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2013
Respectable and Classy Attorney
I hired Joe back in 2011 for a Personal Injury case that involved myself and my wife. From the beginning Joe was very straight forward and honest with us throughout the whole process. His understanding of personal injury law is remarkable and he his very personable and accessible to his clients if you ever have questions or concerns. His staff also makes sure to keep in communication with you throughout the process. Joe got us a decent settlement offer for our case and he even waved part of his fee so we could get more for our recovery. I highly recommend anyone with a Personal Injury case to seek out Bernardo Injury Law Firm as their representative. You'll get a quality lawyer with excellent experience and respect.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Business Owner/ Attorney
  • Bernardo Injury Law
  • 1986 - Present

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hip Surgery
  • 401,000.00
  • Automobile/Bicyclist Negligence - Fracture
  • $230,000.00
  • Automobile/Taxi-Cab - Fracture
  • $900,000.00
View all legal cases

Associations

  • Lee County Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Federal Middle District Court of Florida
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • N/A
  • Brain Injury Association of Florida
  • N/A
  • Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2006 - 2009
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • The Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (24)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joe for many years. He always strives to get the best result for his clients. He is very knowledgeable in the law and is well respected by other lawyers in this area."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joseph Bernardo for over 20 years. During this time, he has distinguished himself as a leading personal injury attorney in the S.W. Florida area. Joe is as friendly and personable as he is effective in the courtroom. Great guy, great lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe Bernardo for many years. He is a conscientous lawyer with a pitbull mentality. He works hard for all his clients and practices law with a great deal of compassion and a committment to his clients. He is a credit to the profession."
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Joe for years, he is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Skilled, hard working and personal attention for each client."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bernardo is an extremely skilled and passionate legal advocate, and a dedicated practitioner of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Regularly provides thoughtful and accurate answers on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Bernardo for over 20 years, worked with him on cases and referred cases to to him. Joe is extremely competent lawyer and professional. I have complete confidence in his legal abilities."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Bernardo without hesitation. He has an excellent reputation for handling personal injury cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bernardo is experienced and well-known in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Experienced and Aggressive. Mr. Bernardo gives his clients 100%"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Joe Bernardo if you have a personal injury claim. He is very experienced and highly skilled. He accepts the tough cases and will personally handle your case - unlike the big firms."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. We send all our PI work to Mr. Bernardo due to his stellar record and performance. Our clients value the referral due to the respect each client is afforded and the representation they receive if he is retained. There are bigger law firms doing the same type of work but they don't compare to the service and treatment afforded to them by Joe's office. He is as competent as any of the "big players" and far more aggressive and zealous for his clients."
View more endorsements
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Workers compensation
Workers compensation
Car accident
Immigration
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Employment and labor
Criminal defense
Bankruptcy and debt
Personal injury
Fort Myers Personal injury Lawyer Joseph John Bernardo
Joseph John Bernardo
Personal injury Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 37 years