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Berner Law Office, PLLC

Serving individuals and businesses in Mason & Thurston Counties.

 

Practice Areas.

Berner Law Office, PLLC provides legal advice and representation to individuals and businesses in both litigation and transactional matters.  Our clients are collectively our neighbors, friends, and colleagues.  We provide legal solutions to our clients' complex issues with a client-centered approach.  We primarily focus on the following areas of practice:

BUSINESS

REAL ESTATE

Representative work includes advising clients regarding commercial and residential real property; litigation, transactions, purchase, sales, leases, land use, shoreline, boundary disputes, permitting, easements, licenses, restrictive covenants, financing, foreclosures, and natural resource issues.

Representative work includes advising closely held and family owned enterprises, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies on all aspects of business, including formation, planning, governance, funding, operating, agreements, employment, dissolution, litigation, arbitration, and mediation. Experience representing clients ranging from single-member owned entities to large closely held corporations.

CONSTRUCTION

Representative work includes advising general contractors, sub-contractors, and owners through all phases of negotiation, contracting, and dispute resolution; lien foreclosure actions; and construction defect litigation.

 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN

  • Washington State

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D.

  • University of Washington, B.A., Political Science and Law, Societies and Justice Minor

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Mason County Bar Association

  • Thurston County Bar Association

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

  • Thurston County Chamber of Commerce

  • Mason County Chamber of Commerce

  • Seattle University School of Law Alumni Association

  • Housing Justice Project

  • Family Support Center of South Sound | General Counsel

  • Homes First | Pro Bono Representation

 

HONORS

  • Seattle University School of Law Moot Court Board 2007-2010

  • Phi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honorary Society, University of Washington

  • The Hon. Benjamin Settle, Federal District Court Judge | Extern 2010

  • Leadership Thurston County Graduate 2018 (Thurston County Chamber of Commerce)

  • South Sound Business Journal’s 2020 40 Under 40

  • Author – WSBA Construction Law Deskbook 2019

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Meet attorney,

Daniel Berner

Daniel focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, land use, environmental, construction,  and business law.

He has extensive litigation experience representing developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and community associations, as well as individuals and entities in a variety of litigation and transactional matters. Honored in 2020 as one of the South Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Daniel has achieved successful results for clients in jury and bench trials, arbitration, mediation, motion practice, and negotiations.

Daniel grew up in Mason County and lives in the Steamboat Island neighborhood of Thurston County with his wife, two young children, and two wheaten terriers. He loves the outdoors and is happiest when he is driving around the Pacific Northwest in his 1973 Volswagen Westfalia Bus or somewhere with no wi-fi or cell phone service.  

 
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“Daniel is very good at gathering all the information involved, provides guidance, gives realistic views on expectations, and has great follow through. I have full confidence to use him again when needed.”

Mike

Meet paralegal,
Danielle May

Danielle joined Berner Law Office, PLLC in 2021.  She has worked over 17 years in the legal field and assists Daniel Berner as his primary paralegal for all phases of civil litigation, real estate transactions, non-judicial foreclosures, contracts, liens, and business planning.  Danielle moved to Mason County when she was four years old and grew up on Harstine Island.  She is a graduate of Shelton High School and Central Washington University.  When not working, she enjoys all things Pacific Northwest and can usually be found on a paddleboard with one of her rescue dogs, or on an adventure with her husband, Cody.  Giving back to our community is very important to her; she has spent over 1,000 hours volunteering with local nonprofit organizations.

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