I received an undergraduate degree in history from Vanderbilt University in 1990, where I played football on a full athletic scholarship. I then graduated from Jones School of Law in 1994.
I have been an attorney since 1995. Concentrating in civil litigation, most of my practice has focused on a plaintiff's litigation practice which includes representation in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, insurance and business torts and employment litigation.
I am currently a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, Alabama State Bar: Workers' Compensation Section, Alabama Association for Justice, and the Birmingham Bar Association. I am admitted to practice in the United States District Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, and in the 11th Circuit, United States Court of Appeals.
I am very proud to have earned an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell's peer-review rating. An AV rating is Martindale's highest possible peer review rating. Peer review ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary.
I also have recently served on several local foundation boards including the Board of Directors for Temple Beth-El and the Birmingham Jewish Foundation.
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Bernard's vast experience in workers' compensation law provides his clients with a real advantage. As an employment attorney myself, I have consulted with him from time to time and his insight is always valuable. Bernard's success and professionalism has earned the respect of plaintiffs' and defense lawyers alike.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1995||10/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys||BHM BIZ||2016|
|Top Attorneys||B Metro Magazine||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Alabama Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top Attorneys||B Metro Magazine||2015|
|Top Attorneys||B Metro Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyers||Alabama Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Alabama Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Attorneys||B-Metro Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorneys||B-Metro Magazine||2012|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|Attorney||The Nomberg Law Firm PC||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||The Cochran Firm||2006 - 2011|
|Attorney||Hardin, Nomberg & Bates||2002 - 2006|
|Attorney||Hardin & Hawkins||1994 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alabama State Bar, Workers' Compensation Section||Officer||2015 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar||Member||1995 - Present|
|Alabama Association for Justice||Member||1995 - Present|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Birmingham Bar Association, Grievance Committee||Member||2011 - 2013|
|Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Vanderbilt University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Northview High School||N/A||Diplomma||1986|
|Tailgating & Triallawyers CLE, Dallas, Tx||Social Media and Clients in Worker's Compensation cases||2016|
|SES Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation||Social Media and the Workers' Compensation Claim||2015|
|Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation||Social Media and Clients in Worker's Compensation cases||2015|
|Workers Compensation Claims||The Workers' Compensation Claim||2014|
|Birmingham Bar Association, Solo Practice/Small Firms Section||Social Media and The Client||2013|
|Birmingham Bar Brown Bag Lunch / Seminar||Electronic Evidence||2003|
|Employment Law Update||A Roadmap of Essential Steps for Lawful Termination||2002|