We Lead the Way in OUI Defense in Massachusetts

With over 1,000 successfully litigated trials and motions, Attorney Joe Bernard is nationally known but locally available. No matter your story or situation, you can rely on our firm to fight for your future and make things right.

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    This is the man you want in your corner.

    “I'm here to tell you as someone who went through it and knows how scary it is when you are facing that black hole and approaching the event horizon and realize that you are about to lose everything you ever knew and fought for, this is the man you want.”

    - Former Client
    He truly is a top of the line attorney.

    “Listen to Atty Bernard when he gives the advice. His staff was great. Thank you, Joe, and keep up the good work.”

    - Avvo User
    Joe is well known and respected in the courtroom.

    “Joe is very knowledgeable and experienced with MA DUI laws. We worked well together to come up with the best solution for my case. The outcome was what I was hoping for and could not be more pleased.”

    - Former Client
    They kept me informed step by step.

    “I was extremely confident with the representation of the firm. Their rates are reasonable, their professional and they not only handled one state but two. They clearly knew the law and I would gladly use them again if I needed it.”

    - Former Client
    I always felt respected and part of the team.

    “I was very pleased with the expertise and professionalism with which Attorney Joe Bernard managed my case. It quickly became clear to me that he has the experience and respect of his peers necessary for effective litigation. I’ll always be grateful.”

    - Avvo User
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Lawyers Who Provide a Scientific Defense

  • Trained Breath Test Machine Operator

    Attorney Joseph D. Bernard is the only lawyer in Massachusetts to have completed the breath test training conducted by the state police.

  • Certified Field Sobriety Test Administers

    Our attorneys are certified administers of the field sobriety test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Former Assistant District Attorney

    We understand OUI cases from both sides of the fence and know exactly how to defend our clients.

  • Unique Certification & Expertise

    Attorney Joseph Bernard is the only lawyer in Massachusetts to be certified by the internationally acclaimed Borkenstein drug and alcohol courses. Attorney Bernard is also the only lawyer in Massachusetts who is a member of the American Chemical Society.

  • Lead Counsel in Statewide Breath Test Litigation

    Attorney Joseph Bernard is the lead attorney in the statewide litigation case that has challenged breath tests throughout the entire state of Massachusetts.

Meet The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C.

The Pinnacle of Drunk Driving Defense

Co-Author of the Statewide Treatise Drunk Driving Defense

This treatise is used by the courts and other lawyers across the state in Massachusetts

Recent Victories

We Know the Ins & Outs of DUI/OUI Cases & We Make the Experience Easier on You

  • SEPTEMBER 2022 - FIRST OFFENSE Dismissed
  • SEPTEMBER 2022 - FIRST OFFENSE Dismissed
  • SEPTEMBER 2022 - FIRST OFFENSE Dismissed
  • SEPTEMBER 2022 - FIRST OFFENSE Dismissed
  • SEPTEMBER 2022 - BRAVE ACT Dismissed
  • SEPTEMBER 2022 - CAHILL DISPOSITION Treated as First Offense
  • SEPTEMBER 2022 - TRIAL Not Guilty
  • SEPTEMBER 2022 - BRAVE ACT Dismissed
  • AUGUST 2022 - APPEAL WON Released From Jail

Why Choose Us?

From the Berkshires to Boston, The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard represent individuals charged with operating under the influence. We are passionate attorneys who sincerely care about our clients and the challenges they are facing. We not only fiercely defend our clients in court, but counsel our clients through the court process with respect, empathy, and understanding. We are here to provide you with dependable communication and legal strategy designed specifically for your life and your case. When you work with us, you can rest easy knowing we have your back every step of the way. Our firm has a team based approach when it comes to our cases and you will have multiple eyes on your file, ensuring that anything that can be done will be done.

    Awarded in the Industry

    • Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year
    • National Lawyer of the Year for Drunk Driving Defense
    • Only Lawyer in Massachusetts to Have Completed the Breath Test Training Conducted by the State Police
    • Only Lawyer in Massachusetts to be Certified by the International Acclaimed Borkenstein Drug and Alcohol Courses
    • Hampden County Kent Smith Award
    • Certified Training for Field Sobriety Tests
    • American Chemical Society
    • NCDD
    • MCLE
    • American Institute 10 Best
    • IACP
    • DUI Defense
    • Forensic Science Research Education
    • Borkenstein
    • The National Judicial College
    • MBA