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  • 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 international acclaimed Borkenstein drug and alcohol courses.

  • SEPTEMBER 2021 - GLOBAL RESOLUTION Motion to Vacate Allowed
  • SEPTEMBER 2021 - FIRST OFFENSE Dismissed
  • SEPTEMBER 2021 - 2011 OUI DISMISSED Motion to Vacate Allowed
  • SEPTEMBER 2021 - FIRST OFFENSE Dismissed
  • SEPTEMBER 2021 - FIRST OFFENSE Dismissed
  • AUGUST 2021 - SECOND OFFENSE Dismissed
  • MAY 2021 - OUI DISMISSED OUI Dismissed
  • MAY 2021 - SECOND OFFENSE OUI Dismissed
  • MAY 2021 - OUI DISMISSED OUI Dismissed
  • MAY 2021 - OUI DISMISSED OUI Dismissed
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Real Client Reviews

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  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “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 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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    Joseph D. Bernard

    Attorney

    Every OUI case is different. This is what drew me to begin my own practice for OUI defense in Massachusetts. Many times, drunk-driving cases are treated as generic and “cookie-cutter” cases. I don’t handle them this way. Every stop, every person, and every set of circumstances is unique and deserves to be reviewed as such. I am passionate about science and the need for lawyers to understand the science surrounding the measurement of blood alcohol and its effects on the human body. The entire ...
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    Erica M. Bruno

    Attorney

    I am a natural problem solver and caretaker. For me, being a lawyer lets me fulfill these core drives every single day. Every case is a puzzle waiting to be solved. This is why I am so passionate about OUI defense — OUI law is expansive and complex, with nuances found in every set of circumstances. Whether you are facing criminal charges for the very first time, or whether the charges are more serious, I am here to not only provide you the very best defense but to guide you through this process ...
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    Jennifer H. Diggles

    Attorney

    My entire life I have been driven to, and am deeply passionate about, both working with people and being a perpetual learner. Practicing as an OUI attorney allows me to continuously learn and better my understanding of the law. OUI defense is multifaceted, involving not only an individual’s constitutional rights but also intricate scientific concepts that are constantly evolving. It is important that OUI attorneys develop an understanding of these concepts as they relate to breathing and blood ...
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    Rebecca Bruton

    Office Manager & Paralegal

    I am the Office Manager and Paralegal at the Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard. In the four years I have been with the firm, I have fulfilled a multitude of roles. You may have worked with me scheduling your appointments, processing payments or assisting in logistical matters. In addition to client interactions, I coordinate scheduling with all of the courts and interface with the clerk's and district attorney's offices to ensure all matters are addressed. Prior to working with the firm, I ...
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    Stephen Streeter

    Law Clerk

    I am a Law Clerk with our office and have been working with the firm since 2019. I am a rising 3L night student at the Western New England University School of Law and plan to graduate in 2022. I assist the attorneys with review of discovery that we have received from the district attorney’s office. I also provide support for and check in with our clients who are working towards recovery. Before working for the Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard, I graduated from Westfield State University with a ...
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    Noah Meister

    Law Clerk

    I am a Law Clerk with our office and have been working with the firm since 2021. I graduated from the Western New England University School of Law with a J.D. in May of 2021. Before starting law school, I worked in education as an English and Social Studies teacher after graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing in 2014. While in law school, I worked in housing advocacy and assisted people in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. I firmly ...
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