Top 100 Registry chose Bernard Law Group’s founder Kirk Bernard as Washington 2023 Attorney of the Year. The Seattle personal injury attorney is being recognized as an innovative and passionate personal injury attorney who has served the state of Washington as a civil litigator for four decades. His dedication in defense of his clients is notorious among his peers and his exceptional tenacity and legal acumen are behind the immense success of the law firm he founded.
Amassing an impressive list of notable verdicts and settlements over the years, Bernard played an integral role in many high-profile cases, including Bargas v. Houlihan’s, a commercial establishment alcohol liability case that settled for $725,000, Meisner v. State of Washington et al., a motorcycle accident case involving inadequate signs in a highway construction zone with catastrophic injuries, and Nelli and Wages v. Wah Kue Café, another commercial establishment alcohol liability case with drinking in both cars that resulted in a $1.5 million settlement. Parties involved agreed to a $5.5 million settlement two weeks before the scheduled trial date.
Bernard has also recovered his vehicle accident clients millions over the years. Some of his most notable verdicts and settlements include a $18.5 million settlement for a motorcyclist that collided with a dump truck that made an illegal u-turn and a $12.5 million settlement for a pedestrian that was struck by a bus.
Kirk Bernard: Actively Supporting Seattle’s Community
As an active attorney, Bernard employs his enthusiasm for health and safety by helping his community. He uses his position and firm’s resources to encourage Seattle’s youth to put safety first by promoting bicycle safety, sponsoring children’s bicycle helmet giveaways, and funding and producing public service announcements teaching the local community about the importance of wearing safety gear while riding a bicycle. Additionally, the firm has also participated in the Northwest Harvest Food Drive, which helps Washington’s statewide hunger relief agency.
As a supporting member of the Brain Injury Association of Washington, Bernard also helps raise awareness about the struggles of brain injury victims.
Top 100 Registry Highlights Kirk Bernard’s Awards, Accolades
In its official announcement, Top 100 Registry highlighted the numerous awards Bernard received through the years.
Before receiving the Top 100 Registry’s Attorney of the Year award, Bernard had received praise for his work from a series of organizations.
An Outstanding Member of the Consumer Attorneys Association and the American Bar Association, Bernard is an Eagle Member of the Washington Association of Trial Lawyers and a Distinguished Member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. AVVO 9.4 Superb Rated by AVVO, Bernard is also a Million Dollar Advocate of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
About Top 100 Registry
Top 100 Registry, a leading global publisher of industry specific magazines featuring top professionals in the field of Law, Academia, Medicine, Consulting, Arts, Sciences and beyond, is recognizing Bernard for his extensive work in the Seattle and neighboring communities aiding victims of accidents by honoring him this year’s Attorney of the Year in the State of Washington.