• Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • 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.

  • DECEMBER 2020 - OUI DISMISSED PURSUANT TO BRAVE ACT! Brave Act
  • DECEMBER 2019 - TWO CASES CONTINUED WITHOUT A FINDING Global Resolution
  • DECEMBER 2019 - MOTION TO VACATE ALLOWED, CAHILL DISPOSITION Cahill
  • NOVEMBER 2020 - OUI 1ST OFFENSE DISMISSED, 2ND OFFENSE REDUCED Motion to Vacate Allowed
  • OCTOBER 2020 - SECOND OFFENSE Dismissed
  • SEPTEMBER 2020 - SECOND OFFENSE Cahill Disposition
  • AUGUST 2020 - FIRST OFFENSE Brave Act Diversion
  • JULY 2020 - GLOBAL RESOLUTION Motion to Vacate Allowed
  • JUNE 2020 - FIRST OFFENSE OUI DISMISSED Dismissed
  • JUNE 2020 - OUI DISMISSED PURSUANT TO BRAVE ACT! Dismissed
/

Real Client Reviews

See How We've Helped Other People in Your Shoes
  • “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
/
  • Joseph D. Bernard Photo
    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 ...
  • Erica M. Bruno Photo
    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 ...
  • Jennifer H. Diggles Photo
    Jennifer H. Diggles

    Attorney

    I graduated from Western New England University School of Law in May 2020. I hope to be admitted to the Massachusetts bar in January 2021. I previously received a master’s degree in Addiction Studies from the University of South Dakota and spent several years working as a substance abuse counselor in Hawaii. I am passionate about working with the public as well as providing support and guidance to people during challenging times in their lives. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my ...
  • Rebecca  Bruton Photo
    Rebecca Bruton

    Office Manager & Paralegal

    I am the Office Manager and Paralegal at the Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard. In the three 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 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 ...
  • Stephen  Streeter Photo
    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 ...
  • Maureen  Carroll Photo
    Maureen Carroll

    Law Clerk

    I am a Law Clerk for the Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard and a law student at Western New England University. Prior to entering law school, I worked in cooperative development and commercial real estate as a trainer and project manager. It was in this role that I learned to train through an empowerment model, and it is through this model that I see the law serving our clients. I have the opportunity to support the work of Attorney Bernard and Attorney Bruno as they find legal solutions to guide ...
  • Michael  McAndrew Photo
    Michael McAndrew

    Law Clerk

    I am a law clerk at the Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard and I provide office support and discovery review to assist the attorneys with case management Before working for Attorney Bernard, I graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with Bachelor's degrees in history, political science, and philosophy. I am currently a full-time law student at Western New England University. When I am not working, I enjoy running and hiking on local mountains.
/
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.