Berniard Law Firm
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Berniard Law Firm
Our Louisiana Lawyers will fight for your rights in cases, including, but not limited to, personal injury, accidents, car accidents, wrongful death, breach of contract, Chinese drywall, commercial litigation and medical malpractice cases. We will stand up for your rights and fight to get you the just compensation you need and deserve. Our Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyers will provide you with personal attention and access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Louisiana Lawyers will rapidly move your case along and we recognize that you may want to potentially resolve your case quickly. We also have the resources and experience to take your case to trial if necessary and our offices all over Louisiana. Let our Louisiana Attorneys' experience and enthusiasm work for you.
Founding attorney Jeffrey Berniard brings to the Berniard Law Firm a local perspective to the law in the Gulf Coast region and, as a result, can effectively represent clients not only as a man good at his job but as a fellow member of the community. Born and raised in the state of Louisiana, Mr. Berniard received his Bachelors degree from McNeese State University in Lake Charles and his law degree from New Orleans' own Loyola University. As a result, he has accumulated a lifetime of experience seeing and feeling the various situations and problems that residents of the Gulf Coast have faced over the years.
Earning legal experience at the beginning of his legal experience working pro bono for the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center and later clerking with the District Attorney's office in Lake Charles, Mr. Berniard studied early on the complexities of the court room and the diversity of community needs. After graduation, he worked with several law firms in the New Orleans area in personal injury and real estate before establishing the Berniard Law Firm and focusing on first party insurance disputes.
Established in October of 2005, the Berniard Law Firm immediately went to work handling cases in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In 2006 alone the firm handled over a hundred first party insurance claims against insurance companies who sought to stonewall claims to save themselves money. Securing hefty settlements for his clients from reluctant insurance companies, Mr. Berniard carved a niche in the New Orleans legal community (profiled here) of defending members of the community from unfair corporate practices put in place to specifically prevent home and property owners from getting the money they deserved.
In this vein, most recently, the Berniard Law Firm helped represent over 70,000 class members in a class action against Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation over payment delays relating to Hurricane Katrina settlements. The eventual settlement secured by the attorneys representing the class against Louisiana Citizens totaled over $35 million. This is just one example of the settlements and rulings Mr. Berniard has been an integral part of securing for clientele. For more examples, check out the successful litigation examples listed here.
As of late 2009, the Berniard Law Firm has filed over 300 lawsuits and participated in five class actions against insurance companies and corporations. In doing so, the firm has tried to help the Gulf Coast community regain some power against companies that can be overbearing, pressing and unfair in their pursuit to shortchange the average citizen. While still handling a myriad of first party insurance cases, the Berniard Law Firm has evolved to handle personal injury claims, public nuisance issues, unfair corporate practice and assorted other legal focuses in the interest of returning justice into the hands of the everyday person.
If you are looking for a firm intent on handling with personal care your legal claim, contact the Berniard Law Firm today to have an attorney look into your matter and utilize its collection of experts and specialists across all types of construction, injury or natural disaster fields to assist you in receiving the judicial settlement or award you deserve. The Firm's diverse and exceptional litigation experience can be found here.
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J.D., Loyola University, New Orleans School of Law
Civil Law Degree, Common Law Degree and International Law Certificate
University of Vienna Law School, Vienna, Austria
European Legal Studies Program
University of Costa Rica Law School
Latin American Legal System Studies Program
Real Estate Law Society
Gillis Law Poverty Law Center
District Attorney's Summer Clerk Program
B.S., Business Administration- Specialization in Finance and Management, McNeese State University
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeLouisiana
United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
All Louisiana State Courts
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
New Orleans Bar Association
American Bar Association
Working knowledge of Spanish
Please Call: 504-527-6225
Please Call: 504-527-6225
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