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Michael J Berens

Military law Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   61 reviews

also known as Mike

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Military law
    70%
    Mike has served as an active duty JAG prosecutor, defense counsel, senior defense counsel, instructor in the Military Justice Division at the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, and Deputy Staff Judge Advocate. He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and been directly involved with hundreds of criminal investigations and courts-martial. Approximately half of Mike's active duty service involved defending enlisted and officer military members facing adverse action.

    19 years

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    Mike's practice includes criminal defense. He represents defendants facing charges in federal courts and in superior, district and municipal courts in the State of Washington.

    19 years

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    Mike's practice includes a select number of civil cases on behalf of plaintiffs injured by the actions of others.

    10 years

UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE WORLDWIDE – PROVEN DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Mike Berens is proud of his nearly 20 years of advocating for clients and more than seven years of delivering top-notch legal services to servicemembers and civilians in and around the Puget Sound Region.  Berens established the Berens Law Firm PLLC in 2014 after over eight years of military service in the United States Air Force JAG Corps.  Berens continues to serve in the Air National Guard in Washington State and at installations throughout the United States.  In 2015, Berens joined Bailey | Onsager P.C. as an of counsel attorney in addition to his duties at the Berens Law Firm. Since entering private practice, Berens has successfully defended many servicemembers in extremely high-stakes courts-martial in the Puget Sound region and beyond.  Berens has also represented servicemembers and civilian clients in both civil and criminal proceedings in a number of Washington State and other Federal Courts.  Recent successes include acquittals, dismissal of charges and other favorable outcomes in criminal and administrative cases and a host of positive outcomes in civil matters on behalf of plaintiffs.  Berens' work-ethic, advocacy and proven track record contribute greatly to his successes and accomplishments as an attorney and advocate for clients. If you have a need for an exceptional advocate and an attorney you can trust...give Mike Berens a call.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2018 + 4 ...

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Location

Berens Law Firm, PLLC & Bailey Onsager P.C.
1109 1st Avenue, Suite 501
Seattle, WA, 98101

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer, Outstanding Person
After 6 deployments and serving 8 honorable years in one of the Army's most elite units I found myself in Pre-trial confinement facing a laundry list of felonies. What did I do? I did what any military service member should do, if and when they are facing any sort of military punishment. I hired the best lawyer that I could and that lawyer was Mike Berens. Mike Berens is by far the best lawyer in the Puget sound area and perhaps the country. My family and I did extensive research on all the military lawyers in the JBLM area. I talked with most that are on the AVVO website and after careful consideration we chose Mike Berens. I cannot say enough good things about him, but I will try anyway. He is a man of the highest caliber. He is dependable, trustworthy, hardworking, and transparent. Mike is everything that a lawyer should be. Somebody who can help give you peace of mind, someone who will work his butt off for you to get the best possible result. If you find yourself in a tough situation let Mike put the burden on his shoulders and he will carry you through. And when you have your day in court and your ass is on the line, you better make sure you have Mike standing there with you. I did and I have the utmost respect and gratitude for what he did for me. Do not take the hiring of a lawyer lightly. It can and will make all the difference in your outcome. All charges dismissed! What else do I need to say. Do yourself a big favor and contact this man now, let him help you and soon you will be back on this AVVO website extolling the outstanding work of Mr. Mike Berens.
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Posted by Debbie | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Smart, Strategic and Presence is how I would describe Mr. Mike Berens. Not only is he is a fantastic attorney and great to work with, but he cares about his clients. If I ever needed to hire an attorney again, I would have no hesitation in hiring Mr. Berens. If you are searching for an attorney to represent you, you should definitely contact him.
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Posted by Tyler | March 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney
Michael Berens was hired for a legal matter against my employer, and he successfully managed the case, leading to a full medical retirement with an honorable discharge. His exceptional communication skills and responsiveness were key factors in achieving this positive outcome. In addition, he made himself available for any questions or concerns I had along the way, no matter the time. I highly recommend and endorse Michael Berens.
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Posted by Isaac | February 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Experience
Hiring Mike Berens was probably the best decision with regards to my case me and my family ever made. Though my case was not the typical one that Mike typically takes, he was still willing to see what he could do for my situation. I am convinced today that it is because of Mr. Berens efforts that I was able to return home to my family and return to pick up the pieces of my life after some very unfortunate circumstances. Mike refused to take no for an answer and he utilized his connections and law expertise in order to secure the best possible outcome for me as his client. I was impressed with my interactions with Mike and the professionalism he used every step of the way. This man truly cares about people and especially the ones he represents and it's clear that he is passionate about ensuring his clients receive just and fair representation. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone looking for legal representation as I am certain they will not regret the decision. My family and I will forever be grateful for all of the help Mike Berens provided.
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Posted by Tim | September 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mike handled my son’s case which had 5 summonses, 2 of which could have been felonies. Not only did he get 3 dismissed he was able to get 2 serious offenses reduced to misdemeanors! When I was interviewing lawyers Mike answered all my questions and also copied me every step of the way. More importantly he met with my son often and kept him on schedule with tasks that were needed and tasks Mike handled. I highly recommend Mike and am extremely satisfied with his knowledge, service and reliability with my sons case. He is the best!
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Posted by Colleen | April 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Attorney, Transparent Communicator and Reliable Resource
Since day one Mike Berens has been absolutely flawless and helpful for my case. I was recommended by prior clients and could not be happier. He is a reliable resources in all things military law, and if he does not know an aswer, he will find it. He has a wealth of information at his disposal and well respected by his fellow legal peers. Specifically, Mike handed the complexities of my case making the process as easy as possible. Most importantly, he communicates on time, everytime. He is truly a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone needing assistance (in fact I have multiple times as I have had a working relationship with Mike since 2020). In 2022, Mike was succesful in getting my discharge upgraded unanimously to Honoroable (at a low % acceptance rate). Further, he willingly represented me as victims legal counsel when I had to testify at a court-martial, even though it was not neccesarily part of my personal case. Mike is caring, and genuine. I knew the minute I spoke to him on the phone he would be able to help me. I am grateful that I know Mike, whose character strengths are shown through his relentless work ethic, and genuine empathy for his clients. Thank you Mike for everything you have done and continue to do. You are a true professional, veteran and stand up attorney.
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Posted by Blake | September 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience
Mike is an excellent Lawer I was In a very bad situation had extremely serious charges I hired mike and he was able to get the case dismissed three days before trial I highly recommend.
Posted by Heather | September 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So happy with the decision to bring Mike onto my defense team
Mike hit the ground running with my case since the first time we meet and heard my rather emotional story about my deployment, mental health issues, and possibility of a general court martial. He tried to resolve with alternate disposition but the commander and his legal advisors wanted to use me as an example. Despite the commander going against mental healthcare provider’s recommendations, a “no cry zone” in the commanders office, denied leave for months, and all the way to post trial legal administration involuntarily extending my service; Mike was proactive, a bulldog, experienced, and has a genuine dedication to justice. He fought for me, he’s still fighting for me. After the trial result of three out of four charges being found not guilty, he still continued to fight for a full dismissal. There’s no doubt this was the hardest year of my life, but with Mike on my team, going to bat for me, all the hearings and preparation, I have trust and faith in my defense team. The peace of mind his experience and authenticity gave me was invaluable. Mike treated me like a person, not just another case. 10/10 recommend.
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Posted by S.C | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, Professional, charismatic, reasonable lawyer
First of all, I have never had any legal issues until my STBX wife file a false DV claim against me to the court after finding out I filed for divorce, Being a service member with security clearance, this is a big deal. After interviewing couple of lawyers, Mike was definitely my choice. I am glad and lucky to retain him. After a quick interview I knew right away that he is the man for the job. He quickly jumped on the case and the plaintiff was not even ready. After the the 1st hearing, Since they weren't ready. The final hearing Mike exhibited a professional representation and exposed the other party's lies. And the case got dismissed. Mike stayed in contact with me throughout the whole process and his price worth every penny. I will definitely hire him again whenever need arises.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Mr. Berens is the best lawyer I have had the pleasure of working with. The military came down hard on me and he was there every step of the way to help me out with whatever I needed. Don’t think I would of been treated as well or got what I did without his direct help. My command wanted to kick me out with an Other than Honorable discharge and with his help I am able to get out with an Honorable. If your looking for a lawyer that will go up to bat for you and will do everything he can. Mr. Berens without a doubt is who I would chose.
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Posted by Ernesto | March 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Mr. Berens is very professional, respectful, smart, and honest. He really cares about what he is doing and the people he represents. His knowledge, expertise and passion in the courtroom stand above the others. Mike is a fearless lion defending his client. Also, he kept the lines of communication open and was very considerate throughout the entire case. His diligence, integrity, kindness, and compassion did not go unnoticed. He is an outstanding lawyer and also a wonderful person. That's why, we really trusted and respected him. Mr. Berens, thank you for all your hard work. You put your mind and your soul on the case and for that our entire family is forever grateful. Highly recommended!!!
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Posted by Jose | March 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Shepherd
if you are ever in need of someone looking out for you Mike Berens is who you need. hello all, I hired Mr. Berens back in April of 2020, we finished our case on march of 2022. I was acquitted of all three charges against me. these three charges where nothing to be messing around with which is why I hired Mr. Berens. from that date he has been nothing but supportive, proffesional and most important to me, very caring. this was no easy case, it had a lot of challenges, specially dealing with the military. that didn't detear him from his dedication to helping me and ensuring I was treated fairly and within the spectrum of the law. mike is a very smart and hard working individual who stand ups for justice and righteousness. apart from getting acquitted, the one thing that resinated with me and I could never be grateful enough, is that even though I was a paying customer, Mr. Berens never once treated me as such. his behavior with me was if I was a family member, making sure I was doing well, keeping me updated, making sure I was given the treatment I deserved by my branch of service, and many more to list. overall, I could never repay Mike Berens for the gratitude and service he rendered to me and my family. my family and I are finally free from this dark moment in our lifes thanks to mikes dedication and countless hours of examinations. I highly recommend his services 1,000 times. thank you mike your the best and you'll always have my gratitude. - Jose
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Attentive, Caring, Passionate, Responsable, the BEST
Act Now! Don’t wait any longer! Mr. Berens will surpass every expectation. I reached out to Mr. Berens for legal advise regarding my military career. I was facing UOTHC for something I didn’t commit. Mr. Berens or “Mike” heard me, cared for me, and advised me right away! We then met face to face. At the time, I was hesitant due to pricing on lawyers. I reached out towards the end of the legal process; I didn’t realized it but I wish I would have contacted him from the beginning. If you need help contact him now! Mr. Berens studied my case heavily and intensively. Not only he had the patience to hear my stories, my complaints, my fears he also kept his composure on every moment of the process. The process took months and he was there, checking in, giving me updates etc… Alas, we were scheduled for court where we could show our innocence. Mike went into court like a LION. He showed detailed and accurate evidence, he memorized my story, he advocated for me like no-one else did, and stood by my side when no one else believed me. After 3 extensive days, Mike delivered. He saved me from the UOTHC. He proved my innocence! To this date he still helps my the legal processes that are following up; he is still helping me. I got nothing but admiration for Mike a veteran lawyer. Overall, he is Attentive, Caring, Passionate, Responsable, and the BEST!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
If you need help with military law, you need to call Mike!
I was falsely accused of domestic violence by my spouse after I informed their command of their infidelity and suicidal threats. I sought out Mike for his expertise in military law. He consulted with me numerous times and gave me sound, professional advice and peace of mind. He walked me through the process, told me what to expect, and was there for me every step of the way and any time that I needed him. He is very knowledgeable, polite, and respectful, and he genuinely wants to help you through what is likely the most difficult and trying time of your life. I highly recommend Mike to anyone dealing with military law or criminal defense.
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Posted by Reynalda, LCDR | April 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Nursing Credential Peer Review and BOI- two hearings MAR 2021
I can not say enough about Mike except that I had experience other Large Firms and local attorneys and was very refreshing to work with Mike. He was very objective and challenge me because the charges were malicious but he was able to review alot of documents ( three years of correspondence and investigations). He earn my trust and respect through his dedication and hard work. When you are facing charges, you are very vulnerable and can be victimized by unscrupulous firms, please do not go with anyone else because it can make you feel further victimized. Mike Berens had my trust and respect because his ethical values and sincere approach to his clients. I am forever grateful and thankful for his amazing attorney skills during my 2 hearings. Due to his hard work I will be allowed to continue to serve in the US Navy until I am eligible for retirement in 2024 and will keep my nursing credentials.
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Posted by John | March 22, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr.
Mike was incredibly helpful, patient and thorough in helping me navigate the military legal system. I truly appreciated his passionate and committed defense of me and helping to facilitate a fair judgment. I have no hesitancy in recommending this experienced and professional attorney to any military personnel or Families.
Posted by Joshua | February 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Choosing The Sound Military Lawyer, Michael J. Berens to represent me regardless of the outcome was the right move.
If you don’t have time to read then know this, if you are in serious military justice or administrative separation trouble and need support, Mike Berens is the guy to call. I am a Major in the US Army, a husband, a father of four, and a proud mustang (NCO to Officer) with over 18 years of service. I never thought I would be put in a situation that would require me to need a military defense lawyer. Unfortunately, there are individuals that have malicious intent and have learned how to weaponize the military justice system for their own vengeance or personal means. I happened to be the victim of a rather extreme case. After 5 months of allowing the military system to run its course, enduring a criminal investigation flag, and being removed from my resident ILE assignment, I had enough. My accusers were manipulating the system and I wanted resolution. The judge advocate military lawyers were unable to assist me so I started researching civilian military lawyers in the area. After reaching out to several lawyers and through my own process of elimination, Mike Berens agreed to meet with me face to face. After only a few minutes I knew he was the no bull, honest, and dedicated individual that I needed. My case ended up dragging out for over 14 months and Mike, though handling his intense trial schedule, supporting other clients, and excelling in his position as the Washington State Air Force National Guard, never let me down. After 2 days of an intense trial I was presented the best possible outcome…complete acquittal. He listened, he learned the facts, he knew my case and the individuals involved. He is the individual you want defending you in a court room. I am pretty confident that he saved my credibility, my career, and my retirement worth over $2.5 million. Choosing The Sound Military Lawyer, Mike Berens to represent me regardless of the outcome was the right move. If you are reading this review trying to decide…stop and give him a call, you will be thankful you did.
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Posted by Jordan | January 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Admin separation board
Mike hands down has gone above and beyond what I would have expect for a military lawyer. Not only did he travel with me to Washington DC for a board that was over 2 days but he continuously worked the case before and after. His attention to detail was outstanding and was able to add a second military lawyer when the military was saying otherwise. I was facing a less then ideal discharge and was able to secure a honorable with the possibility of future retention. I would not have felt as comfortable with the board if it wasn’t for mike.
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Posted by Wes | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Call Mike Berens Now!
Mike Berens is without a doubt the best defense counsel you could hire. Mr. Berens treated me like family. Look no further in your search for a very talented attorney who will work harder for your case than ANY other attorney. Mr. Berens is fierce in the courtroom and a savvy negotiator. Your search for an attorney should end with my review.
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Posted by Cerinzio | September 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
When you need an attorney whose a Soldier's Soldier
If you have stumbled upon this review you are more than likely looking for an attorney to defend you against UCMJ actions or another form of Military non-punitive action. I would say look no further Mr. Michael J. Berens aka "Mike" is the only attorney you need. Speaking from my personal experience he is a Veteran who speaks the JAG language, but knows how to cut through the bullshit and red tape. Nothing in this world is free and that includes justice, do not count on the Military appointed attorneys to have your back. When it matters the most and you have everything to lose no matter the cost, Berens Law Firm is who you want watching your six. This is coming from a two time Combat Veteran Master Sergeant with 19 years of service, who was facing a separation board. The dedication and hard work from Mike guaranteed that I as well as my family retain my retirement benefits and continue to serve this great nation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Field Grade Officer
  • Headquarters Washington Air National Guard
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney (Of Counsel)
  • Bailey | Onsager, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney and Owner
  • Berens Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Staff Judge Advocate
  • 194th Wing, Camp Murray, Washington Air National Guard
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Legal Advisor
  • the North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Deputy Staff Judge Advocate
  • the United States Air Force JAG Corps
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Instructor - Litigator (defense)
  • the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's School
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Area Defense Counsel
  • the United States Air Force JAG Corps
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Multi-National Forces - Iraq
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • the United States Air Force JAG Corps
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Ripon College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Schwisow
  • All charges and specifications dismissed with prejudice.
  • U.S. v. Sanford
  • All charges dismissed.
  • U.S. v. Johnson
  • No punitive discharge.
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Associations

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Guard Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Guard Association of the United States
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Parent-Teacher Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ripon College Alumni Association
  • Class Agent - Class of 1999
  • 2001 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay - Boston
  • Big Brother - Volunteer
  • 2002 - 2004
  • United States Peace Corps - Zambia
  • Volunteer
  • 1999 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award - Military Law
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • United States of America
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award - Military Law
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award - Military Law
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • The United States of America
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award - Military Law
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • The United States of America
  • 2013
  • NATO Medal - ISAF (non-Article 5)
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • 2013
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • The United States of America
  • 2011
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • The Department of the Air Force
  • 2009
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • The United States of America
  • 2007
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • The Department of the Air Force
  • 2006
  • New England Scholar
  • New England School of Law
  • 2004
  • cum laude (with honors)
  • New England School of Law
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Aspects of Defense Support to Civil Authorities
  • Domestic Operations in the Air National Guard
  • 2022
  • All States Legal Update
  • Progressive Discipline and Investigating Sexual Assault in the National Guard
  • 2022
  • Commander/Chief/DETCO Leadership Conference
  • Ethics
  • 2016
  • Flight Commander's Course
  • Legal Issues for Flight Commanders
  • 2014
  • Flight Commander's Course
  • Legal Issues for Flight Commanders
  • 2013
  • First Sergeant Symposium
  • Legal Issues For First Sergeants
  • 2013
  • Flight Commander's Course
  • Legal Issues for Flight Commanders
  • 2012
  • USAF JAG Corps Trial Advocacy Conference
  • Hearsay Evidence - Crawford to Bullcoming
  • 2011
  • Training by Reservists in Advocacy and Litgation
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2011
  • Senior Noncommissioned Officer's Symposium
  • Legal Issues for Senior Noncommissioned Officers
  • 2011
  • Senior Noncommissioned Officer's Course
  • Rights of the Accused
  • 2011
  • Defense Orientation Course
  • Cross Examination
  • 2011
  • Commissioned Officer's Training Course
  • An Introduction to Military Justice
  • 2011
  • Basic Officer's Training Course
  • An Introduction to Military Justice
  • 2011
  • Training by Reservists in Advocacy and Litgation
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2010
  • Senior Noncommissioned Officer's Course
  • Rights of the Accused
  • 2010
  • Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course
  • Pleas & Providency
  • 2010
  • Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course
  • Immunity
  • 2010
  • Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course
  • Discovery
  • 2010
  • Defense Orientation Course
  • Motion Practice
  • 2010
  • Commissioned Officer's Training Course
  • An Introduction to Military Justice
  • 2010
  • Basic Officer's Training Course
  • An Introduction to Military Justice
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Berens is an exceptional lawyer. I watched him supervise and co-counsel a young military lawyer at a discharge board hearing. Mr. Berens superior litigation skills resulted in a favorable outcome for his client on a very challenging case. His honesty, intellect and zealous advocacy make him an easy choice to refer family and friends."
Military law Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is the right kind of lawyer. He is smart, he is thoughtful and deliberate, he is reasonable and fair. I first met Mike when I was legal advisor (judge) on a discharge board and he was the recorder (prosecutor). I was so impressed by his work that when he became available for hire I was very happy he chose the Washington Air National Guard. We now have him part time where he runs the legal office for a large diverse wing. As the HQ JAG I am very confident legal services at the wing are well managed under Mike’s careful, focused eye. You can’t go wrong with Mike."
Military law Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Mike since the summer of 2017 in the JAG Corps of the Washington National Guard. His skill and knowledge of all facets of the military system is beyond compare. He keeps his finger on the pulse of what commanders are thinking and feeling, and uses that to great effect for his clients. I am proud to call him my mentor."
Military law Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mike Berens. As an instructor at the Air Force JAG school, Mike was entrusted with teaching the next generation of Air Force defense counsel how to effectively represent clients. He is always professional and competent. A client could not ask for better representation."
Military law Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I regularly tried cases against Mike Berens for a year and a half, and found him to be an exceptional defense attorney. He cared deeply about his clients and got great results. He had multiple full acquittals. He was also selected for a highly competitive litigation teaching spot as a follow-on assignment, which is a testament to his courtroom gifts. I would endorse him to any military or criminal law client!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Berens is an exceptional attorney, and I would recommend him for the toughest criminal or military justice cases. Michael is an excellent advocate who consistently delivers outstanding results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mike. I have known him for several years and litigated a matter against him. He has extensive knowledge of military law and criminal defense and is an excellent litigator. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike for several years and know him to be hard working and dedicated. He would be the type of attorney I would want in my corner for a complex case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an extremely talented and respected attorney in the legal community with a well earned reputation for being a fierce warrior in the courtroom. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
General practice Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike Berens personally and professionally for nearly 15 years. In all those years, Mike has always been a consummate professional who excels at communicating with different people in numerous different settings. Whether he is dealing with a client, opposing counsel or a judge, I have no doubt about Mike's ability to make a strong connection, while being courteous, respectful and persuasive. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking representation of any kind."
Military law Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a great, hard working lawyer who fights for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike is an aggressive, hard-working attorney who gets results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Mike for 7 years in the Air Force. He is an excellent criminal defense attorney."
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