About Paul Bernard

“Law is a powerful instrument for achieving justice when lawyers wield it with integrity and attention to serving the client’s best interest.”

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Paul Bernard has been practicing as a litigator for more than two decades, representing clients in a wide variety of substantive law areas, including commercial and business disputes, employment, environmental, personal injury, and professional malpractice. He has argued and briefed cases at every level of the Michigan and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, where he wrote the successful cert. petition and winning merits brief in Carabell v. United States Army Corps of Eng’rs, 547 U.S. 715 (2006). Paul began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


  • J.D., University of Michigan – Magna Cum Laude; Executive Article Editor of Michigan Law Review
  • A.B., Brown University
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan

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