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R. Dirk Bernhardt


Mr. Bernhardt focuses his practice on defending manufacturers and corporate clients in environmental and toxic tort and product liability actions with an emphasis on asbestos, motor vehicle, premise liability and wrongful death matters. He has significant experience managing all aspects of the litigation process, including trials, client and carrier reporting, coordinating the discovery process and evaluating and developing effective case strategies.

Mr. Bernhardt has managed state and federal litigation for national product manufacturers and defended the Washington State Department of Transportation against negligence claims. He is admitted to practice law in Washington and California.

  • J.D. (1995) Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A. (1991) University of California-Santa Barbara – Political Science and Mandarin Chinese