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Berner Law Office, PLLC

Serving individuals and businesses in Mason & Thurston Counties.

About Us

Practice Areas.

Berner Law Office, PLLC provides legal advice and representation to individuals and businesses in 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:


Representative work includes advising closely held and family owned enterprises, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies on all aspects of business legal issues, including formation, planning, governance, funding, operating, agreements, employment, dissolution, litigation, arbitration, and mediation. 


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


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.


Representative work includes estate planning and management of post-death assets and liabilities; asset protection and wealth preservation; wills, durable powers of attorney, and living trusts.


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Berner Law Office, PLLC

#1 Best Lawyer for 2022

Meet Daniel


  • Washington State

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

  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D.

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


  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Mason County Bar Association

  • Thurston County Bar Association


  • Mason County Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors

  • Olympia Master Builders - Board Secretary

  • Seattle University School of Law Alumni Association

  • Homes First | Pro Bono Representation



  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2021-23

  • 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 and 2023

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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 been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Daniel has 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, attended Shelton High School, obtained bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, and obtained his law degree from Seattle University School of Law.  Daniel lives in the Steamboat Island neighborhood of Thurston County with his wife and children.  In his free time, Daniel enjoys the outdoors by camping, hiking, boating, and enjoying all that the PNW has to offer. 


“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.”


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, estate planning, 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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