Meet The Bernard Law Group Team


Seattle’s Top Injury Law Firm

Bernard Law Group is dedicated to defending individuals’ rights.

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!

You Pay No Fee Unless We Win.

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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

I 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.

Tom Budinich graduated from law school in 1993. He earned his degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, now named Seattle University Law School. Early in his career, Tom worked at Talmadge & Cutler. The law firm specialized in general civil litigation. 

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Viivi Vanderslice graduated from the University of Washington in 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a Minor in History. Four years later, in 1999, Viivi obtained her law degree from California Western School of Law. Viivi excelled in law school. She graduated in the top 8% of her class as a result of her hard work and abilities.

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Megan Wernli attended High School near Yakima in Wapato, WA. Following high school, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Her background in Bioengineering, including research on the intersection of biology and medicine, provides her with a unique perspective.

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Gina Guiley obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. After receiving her first degree, she pursued a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law. In the year 2000, she successfully completed the requirements and, in doing so, secured her law degree.

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Meet The Bernard Law Group Staff

Megan Castello

Megan Castello

Litigation Paralegal and Office Administrator

Megan has been a personal injury paralegal in WA 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

Carly Mallow

Litigation Paralegal/Case Manager

Carly 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 might 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


Claudia Moralez


Renarda D. Garrett


Aubrey Lopez

Aubrey Lopez​

Paralegal Assistant

Maria Japhet​

Bookkeeper/Legal Assistant​

Claire Elliott​

Receptionist/Legal Assistant​

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We are available to take your call 24 hours a day. Call us anytime for a free injury case evaluation.

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