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Attorney John Bernardo


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Attorney Bernardo has been practicing in Rhode Island for over twenty-five years concentrating in criminal defense, real estate and general litigation. Attorney Bernardo's successful cases have been cited in Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly (a state-wide legal periodical) numerous times. He has been instrumental in developing and changing the law in drug cases and traffic violations.

Attorney Bernardo is also a relentless and vigorous advocate in drunk driving defense and drug possession and delivery charges. He also represents many clients in probation and bail violation hearings. Attorney Bernardo has always had a keen interest in the area of criminal jurisprudence ever since law school where he was elected as Lead Articles Editor to The New England Journal on Civil and Criminal Confinement.

Attorney Bernardo is available 24 hours a day for emergency contact for prospective and current clients. He is also available to practicing attorneys for referral and advice.

When not in court fighting for his clients’ rights, Attorney Bernardo keeps busy in the area of real estate conveyancing. He represents buyers, sellers, and property owners refinancing their existing mortgages. He is also licensed as a real estate broker and as a title insurance agent.

Attorney Bernardo has closed thousands of loans in his law practice. He prepares deeds, mortgages, discharges, purchase and sales agreements, easements and other real estate documents.

Attorney Bernardo has a wealth of experience in real estate law derived from his twenty-five years of practice and as general manager and senior title attorney to Custom Title & Closing Services.