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Vera Bergermann

Family Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

4.9   117 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 29 years
    Illinois - IL 43 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Vera

Learn Vera’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%
    Parenting plans; parenting coordination services; parenting agreements; paternity actions

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    dissolution of marriage; child support; support unconnected with dissolution of marriage; spousal support

  3. Family
    25%
    Grandparents' rights; mediation; domestic violence; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

  4. Mediation
    25%

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At Bergermann Law Firm, we strive to relieve the stress in family distress.  We also believe that clients want to play an active role in the decisions that affect the rest of their lives.  

 

 

Location

The Bergermann Law Firm
The Bergermann Law Firm
1048 Goodlette Road N
Suite 201
Naples, FL, 34102
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  117 customer reviews
Posted by KJD | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough
Vera, explained the process in detail from the beginning and throughout the entire process. She is very knowledgeable and handled all issues. She was always a phone call or email away when needed. I received prompt responses from the office and I felt like I was being taken care of at all times.
Posted by Richard | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
courteous, professional and ethical
From consultation until divorce trial's end Mrs. Bergermann' s efforts and attention to detail were absolute. Her conduct was always professional, respectful and compassionate. Ethically, she was faultless in her advisement. Her experience and positive attitude always left me with encouragement. Her staff, especially Chris, were always available and knowledgeable in her absence. I also felt attorney fees were very reasonable for this 2 1/2 year process. The proceeding failed in expediency due to the other party's willingness to compromise.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Parenting coordinator
  • Bergermann Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • FL Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Bergermann Law Firm
  • 1996 - Present
  • Managing attorney
  • Private practice
  • 1996 - Present
  • Hearing Officer for FL DOR Child Support Cases
  • Twentieth Judicial Circuit
  • 1997 - 2005
  • General Electric Co.
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Tax Practice
  • 1990 - 1992
  • UNISYS
  • 1988 - 1988
  • Accounting Firms
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Law Firms
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Northern Telecom
  • 1981 - 1982
  • ITT
  • 1979 - 1981
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Education

  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Family Law Mediator
  • 1996
  • Widener University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1988
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Literature, Science & Arts Honors College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts with High Honors and Distinction
  • 1976
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Somasca v. Somasca
  • Reversed in part
  • Draulans v. Draulans
  • Remanded to the trial court

Associations

  • PACE Center for Girls
  • Believing in Girls Patron
  • 2012 - Present
  • Junior League of Fort Myers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Southwest Florida
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Association of Family Law Professionals (Southwest Florida)
  • Past President and current member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association; Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar Grievance Commitee for 20th Judicial Circuit
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Junior League of Fort Myers
  • Chair of Political Action Committee
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Committee
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Heart Association
  • Legacy Circle of Red Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • HOPE Clubhouse
  • Fundraising Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Rules Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Commitee
  • Former Vice-Chair and Member
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Florida Bar
  • Grievance Mediator
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Lee County Association for Women Lawyers
  • Past President and current member
  • 1997 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Florida Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Gulf Coast Police Benevolent Association
  • 2010
  • Appreciation Award
  • Voices for Kids
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Leadership Lee County
  • 2006
  • Appreciation
  • Quality and Best Practices Committee
  • 2002
  • Award for Outstanding Service as President of LCAWL 1998-2000
  • Lee County Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2000
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Florida Rural Legal Services
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association)
  • Pro Bono Superhero
  • 2012
  • Advanced Family Law Seminar Handbook
  • Administrative Child Support
  • 2010
  • Help ing YourClient Survive A Child Custody Evaluation Handbook
  • Responding to the Evaluation Report - Part III
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Judicial Forum Moderator
  • As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Family Court
  • 2019
  • Divorce choices: Selecting the divorce process best suited to you
  • Overview of Traditional Divorce Proceedings
  • 2017
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Florida chapter) Webinar
  • The Traditional Divorce
  • 2017
  • Dazed and Confused: Chaotic & Complicated Cases
  • Ethics Update
  • 2016
  • Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial/Oral Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Constitution Week
  • The Constitution
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Family Law
  • 2010
  • Family Law Judicial Forum
  • What Family Law Judges Want Lawyers To Know
  • 2010
  • Brown Bag Luncheon
  • Parenting Coordination
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute (NBI)
  • "How to Help Your Client Survive a Custody Evaluation"
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (43)
Given (43)
Endorse Vera
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Vera. She is knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bergermann is a thoughtful, diligent attorney who thoroughly understands the law. I recommend Vera without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vera takes the time to understand the unique needs of each of her clients, and strategies accordingly. The opposite of the cookie-cutter approach that too many lawyers take. I've experienced her competently represent clients with complex financial issues and compassionately represent clients who have children with special needs. She and her staff are knowledgeable, professional, and still down-to-earth and personable."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Vera is professional and knowledgeable in all areas of family law. She is a strong advocate for her clients without wasting time and money."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Vera. She is knowledgeable, friendly and solution oriented. A pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"A true professional."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Bergermann for many years and she is a well respected member of the legal community. Her dedication to websites like this helping answer legal questions shows her commitment to the law and the people it serves."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Vera and I have been adversaries on more than one occasion. She has always acted in a polite, respectful and knowledgeable manner while still advocating for her clients rights. Due to her high level of professionalism and knowledge of family law we have been able to resolve cases to both our clients satisfaction. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Have enjoyed working with Ms. Bergermann for the benefit of the family"
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bergermann is an exceptional family law lawyer. She zealously represents her clients and works with them to ensure the best possible outcome for their particular situation. As an attorney who has worked on cases with Ms. Bergermann, I appreciate her mastery of the law and her professionalism. I fully respect and endorse Attorney Bergermann."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have litigated against Vera since moving to this community seven years ago. As a former Judge, I have found her to have integrity that is beyond reproach. Moreover, she possess vastly superior technical litigation and research/writing skills. I would highly recommend Vera, without hesitation. She is a worthy adversary and has earned my absolute respect as a peer and fellow professional."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Vera is a competent, creative and energetic lawyer who works hard for her clients!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vera is a tough opponent in the courtroom and a strong advocate for her clients. Respected in the community."
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with this attorney in the legal field and in the community, and she is highly competent and compassionate professionally and personally."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Bergermann is very knowledgeable in her field and truly cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bergermann is a learned colleague whose style lends confidence to her clients. I appreciate most of all that she is not easily caught up in the emotion of litigating a family matter, rather she is ready to assist and advise from a position of calm expertise."
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