Meet the Bernard Law Group

Meet the Bernard Law Group - Seattle's Top Law Firm & Legal Team

Seattle’s Top Law Firm

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Meet the Bernard Law Group! Founded by attorney Kirk Bernard, the Bernard Law Group has been serving Seattle and Washington State for over 30 years. Kirk built the best law firm in Seattle by assembling award-winning lawyers, experienced paralegals, and knowledgeable administrators.

The Bernard Law Group operates on the belief that justice always comes first. With that in mind, we put our reputation and experience to work for our clients. If you want results, you can count on us. Our legal team has recovered over half a billon dollars for accident victims!

The Best Choice for Representing You

Each member of our legal team plays an important role in helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Our personal injury lawyers, paralegals, and administrators pride themselves on being the best at what they do.

Read on to learn about Seattle’s top law firm. Discover why the Bernard Law Group is the best choice for representing you when you’ve been in an accident.

Meet the Bernard Law Group Attorneys

Kirk Bernard – Founding Attorney

Kirk Bernard Personal Injury LawyerI want to personally thank you for considering the Bernard Law Group. I realize that you have options in seeking legal counsel, and the number of alternatives can be overwhelming. To help you decide if we’re the right firm for you, I’d like to tell you a bit about myself. [continue]

Viivi M. Vanderslice – Attorney

Viivi Vanderslice - Personal Injury LawyerViivi is a former insurance defense attorney. For eight years, she experienced first hand the unfair advantage insurance companies have over individuals. She knows that only through aggressive and skilled representation will an individual obtain fair compensation. In 2007, Viivi left insurance defense litigation and chose to dedicate herself solely to representing individuals who have been injured. [continue]

Megan L. Wernli – Attorney

Megan L. Wernli Meg was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2012. She worked as a Rule 9 Intern before graduating from law school. During this time, she found her passion. Meg enjoyed representing people who were facing large and powerful corporations. Serving clients injured by the failure of physicians, nurses, and hospitals sparked her law career. [continue]

Tom Budinich – Attorney

Tom Budinich Tom graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, now known as Seattle University Law School, in 1993. Early in his career Tom worked at Talmadge & Cutler, a firm specializing in general civil litigation. Tom spent over eight years working in the insurance industry. [continue]

Gina M. Guiley – Attorney

Gina-M-Guiley Gina obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound and her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law in 2000. Before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, she launched her law career at a boutique Nevada general practice firm. In 2017, Gina returned home to practice in Washington State. [continue]

Meet the Bernard Law Group Staff

Megan Castello – Litigation Paralegal and Office Administrator

Megan Castello of the Bernard Law GroupMegan has been a personal injury paralegal in Washington for more than twenty years. She has been a member of the Bernard Law Group since 1999. Megan works directly with clients and attorneys throughout the entire case process from intake through trial or settlement. She is responsible for handling any issues clients may have with their insurance companies. Her responsibilities also include obtaining copies of important documents, such as medical records or police reports.

As a case flows through the different stages of the legal process, Megan updates insurance companies and medical providers. She drafts all pleadings and schedules all depositions and hearings in order to prepare filed cases for trial. When she isn’t working, Megan enjoys spending time with her family, running, and ski.

Carly Mallow – Litigation Paralegal/Case Manager

Carly Mallow of the Bernard Law GroupCarly has been a member of the Bernard Law Group team since 2001. She works directly with attorneys and clients throughout the entire case process, from intake through trial or settlement. She is responsible for handling any issues a client may have with his/her insurance company. Carly obtains important documents, such as medical records or police reports, when needed for our clients’ personal injury cases.

She updates insurance companies and medical providers throughout the different stages of the legal process. Carly enjoys working closely with her clients and takes pride in the trust that they invest in her. She devotes herself to making every client a top priority.

Lisa J. Woolsey – Paralegal

Lisa J. Woolsey

Sophia Kirk – Paralegal

Sophia Kirk

Renarda Garrett – Paralegal

Renarda Garrett

Benita Morales – Paralegal

Benita Morales

Hannah Cheney – Paralegal Assistant

Hannah Cheney from the Bernard Law Group

Cristi Brown – Administrative Assistant Bookkeeper

Cristi Brymer from the Bernard Law Group

Aubrey Lopez – Receptionist

Aubrey Lopez from the Bernard Law Group



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