We at the Bernard Law Group are proud to provide the expertise victims of negligence need to obtain justice. Our attorneys have years of experience helping victims of car accidents who feel helpless when trying to deal with major insurers. It is because we know how much they suffer that we are here to offer our expertise. And it is because we care that we have recovered millions to our clients.
Founded by attorney Kirk Bernard, our firm runs on the idea that justice always comes first. And it is because of this principle that we put our reputation and experience to work for you. If you want results, you are at the right place.
To learn more about our attorneys and their expertise, read more about us below.
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. In order to help you decide if ours is the right firm for you, I’d like to tell you a bit about myself.
For me, representing the rights of victims is more than a career -- it's a personal mission. My father, Saul Bernard, started his practice in the 1930s and tried hundreds of cases, representing all types of clients, regardless of status or standing. His only criteria for taking a case was whether he could help someone who had been wronged. [continue]
Viivi M. Vanderslice
Viivi 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. Her compassion for her clients and dedication to obtain justice for her clients is her number one priority. [continue]
Megan L. Wernli
Meg was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2012. Before graduating from law school, Meg worked as a Rule 9 Intern and found a passion for representing people who were facing large and powerful corporations and serving clients who had been injured by the failure of physicians, nurses, and hospitals. [continue]
Tom Budinich 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 evaluating and settling auto accident, professional liability, and premises liability claims. [continue]
Gina M Guiley
Bernard Law Group Staff
Megan Castello - Litigation Paralegal and Office AdministratorMegan 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 a client may have with his/her insurance company, and in obtaining copies of important documents, such as medical records or police reports. As a client's case flows through the different stages of the legal process, Megan gives updates to insurance companies and medical providers. Once a lawsuit has been filed with the court, she drafts all pleadings, schedules all depositions and hearings, and prepares the case for trial. Megan enjoys spending time with her family, running, and ski
Carly Mallow - Litigation Paralegal/Case ManagerCarly has been a member of the Bernard Law Group team since 2001. Carly 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. If a client needs important documents for their personal injury case, such as medical records or police reports, Carly is responsible for obtaining them. 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. Carly is devoted to making every client a top priority.
Lisa J. Woolsey - Paralegal
Sophia Kirk - Paralegal
Renarda Garrett - Paralegal
Benita Morales - Paralegal
Hannah Cheney - Paralegal Assistant
Cristi Brown - Administrative Assistant Bookkeeper
Aubrey Lopez - Receptionist
IF YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT - CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!
Our lines are always open and our case evaluations are always free. If you are in dire need of help and do not know who to turn to, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Especially if you were seriously injured and have missed wages because of your accident. Lawyers at Bernard Law Group want to help.