Attorney Bernie

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Title: Flying Solo with Attorney Bernie, Ep. 1
Recorded: 5/28/2021

Title: Flying Solo with Attorney Bernie, Ep. 2

Recorded: 7/15/2021

Bernie J. Kempen

Bernie J. Kempen is a Family Law Specialist who can handle cases related to divorce, marital property, debt division, child custody, visitation, adoption, legal paternity, divorce order modification, guardianships, domestic violence, and more. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. If he accepts your case and you choose to have him represent you, you can rest assured that you have a qualified and dedicated Alameda County, CA divorce lawyer on your side.


Mr. Kempen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in both Constitutional Law and Comparative African Govt. & Law from the University of Cape Town, Rondebosch. He then earned his J.D. with honors in Public Interest Scholar from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Bernie has also given back to the community through pro-bono activities, by serving as the following:


  • Leadership Council: Castro Valley Unified School District (2001)
  • Director: Castro Valley Arts Foundation
  • Board Member and School Site Council: San Francisco School of the Arts PTSA
  • Vice President: San Francisco School of the Arts PTSA
  • President: Castro Valley Rotary (2006-2007)


Bernie Kempen’s past positions include an Account Director for J. Walter Thompson (1975-1981) and Judge Pro Tempore at the Superior Court County of Alameda (2002). 


If you are in need of a lawyer that will work relentlessly for you, then look no further than Bernie. He believes that it is the best interest of clients to settle their case outside of court, so they can avoid court fees and unnecessary stress. However, if it isn’t possible to negotiate a solution because the other party is being uncooperative, then he isn’t afraid to switch direction and use aggressive strategies to yield the best results for clients. 


If Attorney Bernie seems like he could be the right lawyer for you, don’t hesitate to call him, where he will respond to your call promptly within 24 hours.

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