John Bernardo

Law Offices Of John R. Bernardo III

John Bernardo

105 Main Street Wakefield, RI 02879

About Us

When you hire Attorney John Bernardo you should know that he is committed to ensuring that your case gets all the special attention it needs in order to arrive at the best resolution possible. Attorney Bernardo does not rest on his laurels ... he will vigorously and zealously defend his clients recognizing that he is acting both as your 'sword' and 'shield' to protect and defend your constitutional and statutory rights.
This means Attorney Bernardo will use the facts of your case together with the relevant law to have the charges dismissed, reduced, or amended to a lesser charge, or at a minimum, work out the least onerous disposition possible so that you can continue on with your busy life.
When you are charged with a crime you need someone in your corner to protect and defend you ... someone who has the necessary experience and knowledge that only can be gained from thirty-three years of successfully helping and defending others. Call Attorney John Bernardo now 401 529-5671

Areas of Practice

Practice Areas:
Criminal Defense
DUI / DWI Traffic

Attorney Information

What are the most significant legal matters that you have worked:
Attorney John Bernardo treats all of his clients as if their case is the most significant case. The next case he is hired to take on will be his most significant. Attorney Bernardo is most proud of those cases where he has been able to have all of the charges dismissed and the feeling of total vindication experienced by his clients.

Attorney Profile

Name of University Attended:
Boston University, B.A. Politcal Science, 1979
Name of Law School Attended:
New England Law - Boston, Juris Doctor, 1983
Admitted to Practice Law in:
Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Professional Association Memberships:
Rhode Island Bar
Massachusetts Bar
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney
District Court Prosecutors Association
About the Attorney:
When you hire Attorney John Bernardo you should know that he is committed to ensuring that your case gets all the special attention it needs in order to arrive at the best resolution possible. Attorney Bernardo does not rest on his laurels ... he will vigorously and zealously defend his clients recognizing that he is acting both as your 'sword' and 'shield' to protect and defend your constitutional and statutory rights.







This means Attorney Bernardo will use the facts of your case together with the relevant law to have the charges dismissed, reduced, or amended to a lesser charge, or at a minimum, work out the least onerous disposition possible so that you can continue on with your busy life.







When you are charged with a crime you need someone in your corner to protect and defend you ... someone who has the necessary experience and knowledge that only can be gained from thirty-three years of successfully helping and defending others. Call Attorney John Bernardo now 401 529-5671
Ratings:
AAA+

Firm Profile

Firm Description:
A distinguished Criminal Defense firm handling all Misdemeanor and Felony charges with special emphasis on Drunk Driving, Chemical Tests Refusal, and Drunk Driving with Injury or Death Resulting.
Number of Attorneys:
One attorney
Spoken Languages:
English
Office Location(s):
Wakefield, RI with shared locations in Newport, Warwick, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket
Year Firm was Created:
1983
Firm Practices in These States:
Rhode Island

Personal Achievements

Civic Associations:
Member of Zoning Board for the Town of South Kingstown
Pro Bono legal counsel for Welcome House, a non-profit organization dedicated to the homeless.
Pro Bono Work:
Pro Bono legal counsel for Welcome House, a non-profit organization dedicated to the homeless.
Community Service:
Member of Zoning Board for the Town of South Kingstown
Government Service:
Member of Zoning Board for the Town of South Kingstown

District Court Prosecutor for the Town of Tiverton
Military Service:
Proud of those who are serving now or have served in the past, and to all those who continue to sacrifice for my sake.

Testimonials

Amazing Defense!!
5.0 stars
Posted by Joe
February 28, 2017
John was an exceptional defense attorney that always had my best interests as a top priority. He was able to get a DUI charge dropped to a reckless driving ticket with no fines, loss of license, & most importantly, no criminal conviction!! I highly recommend John to anyone in need of defense against a DUI/DWI charge.

John Bernardo-great attorney
5.0 stars
Posted by lisa
February 24, 2017
John was great! explained exactly what was going to happen. had his cell phone number and email. Great communication! Even after the case was over, we were still able to call and ask him questions! Would highly recommend!! Also, reasonable priced!!

My case and Johns results.
5.0 stars
Posted by Doug
January 22, 2017
Contacted several lawyers in the same area using the internet since I do not live in the area but out of state. Out of the lawyers I contacted Johns response and reply to my case were found to be the best. I followed up the initial reply with a phone call and scheduled a meeting. (For me this is a trip of roughly...

Out from Behind the Eight Ball
5.0 stars
Posted by Shaune
January 7, 2017
Our son was rear ended by a police cruiser participating in a high speed chase. Luckily, he and his longtime girlfriend escaped the accident with minimal injury, but his car was destroyed. You would think that every rear ending is an obvious indication of fault, but he was charged with a failure...

Attention to detail and attentive
5.0 stars
Posted by Stephen
December 16, 2016
I have used several attorneys in my life.
John is very attentive and knowledgeable in the law.
Always available to help his clients.
I would highly recommend that if you find yourself in need of a caring, knowledge attorney. You should consider call John. ...

Verdicts & Settlements

Defense attorney
5.0 stars
Posted by Joanne
December 16, 2016
I happened to came across attorney Bernardo by chance through his website and what a excellent choice i made for my brother as he represented him diligently! Mr. Bernardo assured me that my brother would be fine in his hands with his expertise in representing clients with serious felonies such as...

Great Man and a Great Lawyer
5.0 stars
Posted by Tanner Perkins
December 16, 2016
John is a very well rounded lawyer! He deals with many different cases, and people. He got my case dismissed from the court room and moved the adult diversion program. I went to him with 2 felonies and a misdemeanor and over a few months of seeing him and going to court he ended my misery...

DUI
5.0 stars
Posted by Thomas
April 26, 2016
With out Johns help, i would have lost my license and my job ! What a great guy , he took me thru the courthouse procedures flawlessly and with no stress, I would recommend this gentleman highly to anyone with a DUI case....Thomas


Excellent Attorney!!!
5.0 stars
Posted by anonymous
April 20, 2016
John is a very knowledgeable attorney in the Rhode Island area. He represented me for a DUI and I was quite pleased with his representation. John takes the time to get to know his clients and is very detailed in his work. I would highly recommend him and would not hesitate to hire him for future needs.

Amazing!! Without John I would be in a mess
5.0 stars
Posted by Keri
April 15, 2016
John helped me resolve a very precarious situation I got myself into.
His strategy and style truly makes the justice system accountable. Without him I would be in a world of mess. I was arrested for a DUI and hit hard with charges and tickets...

Clients Represented

Client Type:
Primarily Represent Individual Clients

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court - Rhode Island