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At Bernhardt Riley, our skilled attorneys have extensive trial experience in Criminal Law, Debt Relief, Business Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and General Civil Litigation. Our Florida Law Firm is committed to providing the best possible representation for our clients.

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As former felony prosecutors, Bernhardt Riley understands the best defenses available to defend you when it counts, and with a skilled real estate attorney and Realtor on its team, attains the experience needed to represent and protect the right of businesses and property owners alike.

Bernhardt Riley | Criminal Law, Business Litigation and Civil Litigation Attorneys | Tampa and Destin Florida

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Bernhardt Riley Attorney’s at Law is available for consultation in Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Tampa Bay, Holiday, and Destin Florida. They have a team of dedicated lawyers to help you with your legal needs.

Stephen M. Bernhardt, Esq.

Stephen M. Bernhardt has been practicing law since 2010 and has experience in both criminal and civil law. His legal career began at the State Attorney’s Office where he was a prosecutor for several years. Bernhardt prosecuted multiple trials resulting in prison sentences of more than ten years, including a trial that resulted in a guilty verdict and a mandatory life-in-prison sentence.

After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Bernhardt began practicing civil law for one of the largest creditors’ rights firms in the United States. He quickly became the lead litigator for the firm’s Florida office and handled countless civil hearings and trials.

Ultimately, Bernhardt started his own practice. Using the knowledge Stephen has gained throughout the last decade, Bernhardt Law maintains a sharp focus and dedication to ensuring each client’s specific situation is handled with the utmost professionalism, attention to detail, and integrity.

Athena Pearl Riley, ESQ.

Athena Pearl Riley is a former felony prosecutor, licensed REALTOR®, and real estate investor who has been practicing law since 2010.

Mrs. Riley guides individuals through the formation and defense of their business entities, and helps property owners and HOA’s manage their disputes. She also defends claiments in civil asset forfeiture cases brought by the state, among handling a number of other civil litigation matters.

Mrs. Riley’s extensive trial experience, meticulous attention to case details, and real estate background has made her the go-to attorney for individuals, investors and businesses alike seeking the zealous representation they deserve!

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Brent Ferguson
Brent Ferguson
Great attorney that gets it done. I refer them to everyone I know.
Brenda Jimenez-Bonilla
Brenda Jimenez-Bonilla
It's nice to know that you can find people who cares and will help you out. It's really appreciated.
Sandi Greenwood
Sandi Greenwood
They did a wonderful job helping me.
Lorenzo Perez
Lorenzo Perez
David, Thiago, and team are great to work with. Very responsive to requests and will always look out for your best interest. I highly recommend their services.
Amanda Davis
Amanda Davis
Very pleased at the availability of Mr. Bernhardt and his office staff to answer any questions.
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