More Than 30 Years of Legal Experience

Bonnie A. Berns

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Ormond Beach, Florida
Phone:
386-672-4040
Fax:
386-672-4252
Email:
Bonnie Berns

Bonnie A. Berns, a native New Yorker, graduated from New York University, where she achieved the honor of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Founder’s Day Award for high scholastic achievement. Ms. Berns graduated from Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C. While in D.C., Ms. Berns was a consumer advocate and worked on legislation to benefit consumers.

Early in her career, Ms. Berns started her own practice in Naples, Italy where she represented individuals at special court martials on the U.S. Navy military base.

Then Ms. Berns moved to Florida, and in 1985 opened her own private practice in Palm Coast, Florida. Ms. Berns represented people who were injured in accidents, employees who had problems with their employers, and persons with family law problems. She also did wills, estate planning, and probate.

In 1996, she moved her practice to the Tampa Bay area where she practiced as a civil trial lawyer for ten years in both Federal and State Courts. In December, 2006, Ms. Berns relocated back to the greater Daytona Beach area to serve Volusia, Flagler, St. John’s and Duval Counties. Ms. Berns continues to serve the Tampa Bay area as well.

Bonnie A. Berns is a member of the Florida Bar, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Volusia and Flagler County Bar Associations. From, 1985 - 1986, she was appointed Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Committee on the Elderly, and was a member of the Committee from 1985 until 1991. From 1985-1995, she served as a member of the Florida Bar Committee on Support Enforcement. Ms. Berns was President of the Volusia Flagler National Organization for Women from 1981 until 1991. She was the Founder and President of the Holocaust Educational Center for Volusia and Flagler Counties, Inc. Ms. Berns was also on the Board of the Flagler County Domestic Abuse Shelter. For many years, she was on the Florida Bar Family Law Legislative Committee. From 2001 through 2005 Ms. Berns served on the Individual Rights Committee of the Florida Bar.

Ms. Berns is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and a Federally Certified Mediator. She’s a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Social Security Law
  • Employment Discrimination and Whistle Blower

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Education

  • Antioch School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
  • New York University

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa - New York University
  • Founder's Day Award, High Scholastic Achievement - New York University
  • Outstanding Young Women in America, 1983
  • Outstanding Young Women in America, 1985 - 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association, Member, 2014
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member, 2014
  • Florida Justice Association, Member, 2014
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member, 2014
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Member, 2014
  • Volusia County Bar Association, Member, 2014
  • Flagler County Bar Association, Member, 2014
  • Florida Bar, Vice Chair, Elderly Committee, 1990
  • Florida Bar Association, Member, Elderly Committee, 1985 - 1991
  • Florida Bar Association, Member, Support Enforcement Committee, 1986 - 1995
  • Volusia Flagler National Organization for Women, President, 1981 - 1991
  • Holocaust Educational Center for Volusia County, Founder, President, 1990 - 1996
  • Flagler County Domestic Abuse Shelter, Board, 1990
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Legislative Committee, 1993
  • Florida Bar, Individual Rights Committee, 2001 - 2005
  • Florida Bar Committee on Support Enforcement, Member, 1986 - 1995

Past Employment Positions

  • Daytona Firm, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Private Practice, Palm Coast, Florida
  • Private Practice, Clearwater, Florida
  • Private Practice, Ormond Beach, Florida