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Hershel Ber

Family Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.8   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Hershel

Learn Hershel’s areas of practice.

SMALL FIRM PERSONAL ATTENTION, LARGE FIRM RESULTS. CRIMINAL DEFENSE & FAMILY LAW.

Hershel Ber has practiced law in the State of Arizona for twenty-six years. The law firm focuses on handling divorce and family law cases, serious wrongful death actions, as well as criminal cases including assaults, drug offenses and fraudulent schemes. He has partnered on various cases with other attorneys throughout the country. Hershel has honed his litigation skills through hundreds of trials while at his law firm.

Hershel began his career as a magna cum laude graduate of Whittier Law School in 1995. He was an editor on the Law Review as well as a member of the Moot Court Honors Board, leading his team in various competitions. He received two American Jurisprudence Awards in the study of constitutional law. Mr. Ber interned for both the Federal Magistrate Judge Joseph Reichmann in the U.S. District Court - Los Angeles, California as well as the Arizona Attorney General's Environmental Enforcement Unit - Criminal Division. Mr. Ber also received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University.

Hershel Ber is a member  of the Arizona State Bar in good standing since 1995. He has been a partner in his own firm for more than twenty years having previously worked in both a criminal defense law office and an insurance defense firm. Hershel understands that client's lives, businesses and finances are turned upside down when facing serious or catastrophic litigation. Hershel's extensive experience in court helps focus his work on techniques that really matter in cases. He knows the importance of putting in the time and effort in every case to make a difference for his clients. Hershel knows the importance of hiring an attorney who has extensive courtroom experience. Hershel also believes in giving back to the community. He has dedicated his personal time to providing pro bono legal advice to indigent clients. Due to his considerable efforts, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor presented Hershel Ber with the "For Love of Justice" award for his pro bono work.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

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Location

Hershel Ber
11120 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ, 85028

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Court Case
Compassionate and professional! Hershel represented me with integrity, knowledge and compassion in a complicated family court case. He calmed my nerves when I needed it! He was steadfast in his approach. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Jas | September 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Expert Attorney with integrity
Hershel is number one in my book. I had two previous attorneys for my divorce case that were simply paper pushers, no results. In fact the second attorney got my case dismissed. I had to hire Hershel to undo the damage this caused. From the moment I hired Hershel I felt at ease with his competense and perseverance at getting the matter closed in the best way possible.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2015
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Family advice session
Very throw and he helped me out to the fullest. I would suggest using Hershel Ber as my attorney. This process was very easy to use, informative and seamless. Thank you AVVO this could save me from losing my kids.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
The Pro!
Hershel Bar, Was very throw and knew exactly my situation. I got all my questions answer and quickly. I would suggest using Hershel Ber as a Family Attorney to anyone with difficult situation you may have. Thank you again Hershel for all your time and hard work!
Posted by Doug | September 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Mr Ber is an outstanding lawyer. He goes above and beyond for his clients. I live in Canada and Hershel worked very hard on my behalf. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Ber, his work ethic is exemplary.
Posted by Managing Member of a prominent LLC | February 3, 2015
Mr. Ber has handled numerous cases for me
From the day I met Mr. Ber, he was forthright and honest. In my son's criminal case he was diligent and shined. Mr. Ber entered another case as Knapp counsel and saved us a ton of money. On several civil cases he has prevailed for me personally, and for my LLC. I now keep Mr. Ber as our family and business attorney. He's great!
Posted by Ema | December 30, 2014
Good Lawyer
I hired Mr. Hershel Ber to help me with my divorce case and he did an excellent job. My ex-husband did not want to give me any of the properties we had together but were only on his name and Mr. Ber made sure that I was awarded half of everything. I'm very happy with his services.
Posted by Margarita | December 30, 2014
Criminal Case
Mr. Ber represented my husband regarding a criminal case and we are very pleased with his work. Not only did he get my husband a good deal but he kept us informed of everything that was going on. Great attorney and very polite. We definitely recommend him.
Posted by Jose A. Garcia | December 30, 2014
Excellent attorney
Hershel Ber was an excellent attorney, he was quick to respond and was very knowledgable about the situation. I would recommend Hershel to others and would seek his expertise If any other legal situation arises. Hershel is honest and trustworthy. Hershel was able to resolve my situation within days.
Posted by Phil | October 28, 2014
Found the Right Attorney and Avoided a 1 Year Mandatory Suspension!
After an unfortunate encounter with the law in which I there was clear evidence against me, I began to look for a qualified attorney to represent my case. After weeks of researching qualified attorneys, where they wanted a large retainer and their only strategy was a plea agreement, I was starting to think a minimum jail sentence and loss of my license was inevitable. I came upon a recommendation of Mr. Ber and based on his thorough knowledge of the process and the local municipalities, I retained his services. He presented a strategy and kept me looped in at every step as the process moved forward. His strategy worked! I was only without a license for 14 days in a system that has a minimum of a 1 year suspension! Part of the arrangement was a “set-aside’ where the incident is cleared from my record.
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Posted by Moselle | September 15, 2013
Great Job
Hershel did a great job on my case. He was both knowledgeable and thorough and obtained a great result.
Posted by Christine | May 18, 2011
VERY IMPRESSED
I had a consultation with Mr. Ber a few days ago and as it turned out I do not need an attorney per the information I got by consulting with Mr. Ber. I was very impressed with his knowledge and his personable, easy to talk to manner. I will use him in a heartbeat if I ever need a lawyer in the future.. He appeared to me to be very honest, compassionate and fair. - Edit Review
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Posted by Stacey | May 13, 2010
Hershel Ber - Excellent with the big insurance companies!
We found Hershel Ber to be very personable, professional, as well as the poise to interact effectively with the big insurance companies. Ultimately, Hershel was very effective managing our case and successfully completing the complicated negotiations in a timely manner!
Posted by Hershel | May 6, 2010
Excellant Attorney
He helped me with my case. He did an excellant job and obained a great result.
Posted by Daniel | November 17, 2009
Criminal Defense
Hershel Ber helped me deal with my wife's unstable ex-husband. The ex continued to stalk and harrass me and ended up filing a false police report against me.
Posted by Lisa | November 17, 2009
Divorce/Custody Hearings
My 17 year marriage and the year long divorce was a nightmare due to the crazy hearings my ex-husband continued to drag me too. I ended up going to court over 22 times due to his lying and the games he continued to play. Hershel did an amazing job each time. It is rare that a mother gets sole, legal, seperate custody with court ordered theraputic supervised visitation. Hershel understood the concern for my childrens safety and he did everything to protect them and myself from their abusive father. I am forever greatful for all of his advice and representation that has allowed my children to laugh and live in a happy safe household.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2007
Great Lawyer
Hershel Ber has been my lawyer on numerous cases. The work he performs shows he is a very detail oriented person. He really shows his pride in his work. I would always use Hershel as my lawyer and wouldn’t think of discussing my legal information with anyone else. He shows respect, consideration and diligence in every aspect of our legal/business relationships.
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Posted by Christine | August 17, 2014
Not happy
I consulted with Hershel several years ago. I found out that I did not need an attorney at that time but I found him to be very nice. Hence, the review titled "VERY IMPRESSED" was written by me at that time. I now retract that. I realized at some point I needed a Real Estate Lawyer and was not informed prior to the retainer I paid. Hindsight, I believe this is something I should have been told up front. I was my attorney for 2 1/2 years and now things are really confused and I have another attorney. Litigation or anything having to do with Real Estate is not an area I would recommend him for. In my situation he was not willing or perhaps unable to do the work or research needed and he just went forward blindly. Hershel has a nice way about talking to people. I would guess he is a good negotiator if that is the area needed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ber & Associates
  • 1997 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Thomas & Elardo
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Larry Katz, Lawyer, Ltd.
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Law Intern
  • United States District Court Los Angeles
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Law Intern
  • Arizona Attorney General's Office
  • 1993 - 1993
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Education

  • Whittier Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1992

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Criminal Law Section, Small Firm Section
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Community Legal Services
  • 2018
  • For the Love of Justice Award
  • Community Legal Services
  • 2007
  • Award of Appreciation
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Hershel
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was the BIA on a case where Hershel represented one of the parents. Hershel showed great command over the contested issues and helped the case come to full settlement. Hershel was able to focus on the major issues needing attention and didn't let the case get lost in a rabbit hole of trivial issues. It was great working with Hershel and I would endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Hershel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart and reputable."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is friend of mine and we worked together on a few cases years ago. I saw firsthand how he advocates strongly for his clients. And having been friends with him for a long time, I know he is very ethical."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Hershel through Donna Heller, my mentor in Family Law. He is an incredible lawyer who provides the highest service to his clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Hershel to anyone seeking an attorney in his practice areas."
Family Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is an honor and a pleasure to endorse an attorney who has attained as high a level of professionalism as Hershel Ber. I had worked with Hershel for three years as of-counsel and co-council. Hershel utilizes his legal knowledge and experience as well as charisma to effectively advocate for clients in both dispute resolution and litigation matters. Most importantly, Hershel takes the time gain a comprehensive understanding of each client’s general circumstances in order to best advise him or her throughout the legal representation process."
Litigation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Hershel Ber for many years, both personally and professionally, so it is an honor to be able to write an endorsement for him. Hershel has a brilliant mind, and could probably do anything he wanted. He seems very dedicated to the legal profession and to continually improving his practice. He took on running his own firm very early in his career, and still has a lot of enthusiasm for his work. His clarity and determination are the right combination of ingredients to serve his clients well."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hershel was local co-cousel on a litigation matter I handled as an out-of-state attorney. He was thorough and timely in assisting me with handling local issues of Arizona law and demonstrated high professionalism and experience in his knowledge unique to Arizona litigation practice. I would recommend Hershel and would work wiht him again if I handle another case in Arizona."
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