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mbBrian Y. Bernard | Bernard & Associates P.C. Brian Y. Bernard practices family and criminal law in the state of Texas. He was born in Chicago, IL. After the Chicago blizzard of 1979 his parents decided to change their climate and moved west. He grew up in Los Angeles, CA where his lifelong love of the ocean began. He has a special affinity for the Rules of Evidence and routinely uses that knowledge to the dismay of opposing counsel. He is also certified to perform the Standard Field Sobriety Test and uses this knowledge in the defense of clients who have a pending DWI. Prior to beginning his firm in 1997 he served as an intern with the Washington D.C. Public Defenders Office and the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division. Brian is licensed to practice in Texas and before both the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Western District of Texas.

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mtTanisa L. Jeffers | Bernard & Associates P.C. Tanisa L. Jeffers practices family and criminal law in the state of Texas, with an emphasis on those diagnosed with an MHMR condition. She was born in Dallas, TX. Following in the footsteps of her older sister, she also became an attorney. Tanisa is a certified mediator and uses those negotiation strategies routinely in garnering the appropriate outcomes for her clients. Representing individuals with a mental health and mental retardation (MHMR) diagnosis requires going the extra mile to insure they are treated fairly and receive the special treatment they need in both family and criminal law cases.

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