Christine G. DeBernardis earned her BS in Psychology and Law at the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in 1996. She continued her education at the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Juris Doctor in 1999. Attorney DeBernardis was admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1999, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in 2003 and the State of New Hampshire in 2007.
Christine is a member of the Essex County Bar Advocates, Inc., Essex County Bar Association, and the Newburyport Bar Association and is a panel attorney for the Appellate Division of the Committee for Public Counsel. She volunteers as a Judge for the Massachusetts Bar Association Mock Trial competition and the Essex County Junior Mock Trial competition. Christine has led, and participated in, continuing legal education, speaking and educating other attorneys on topics such as domestic violence issues, jurisdictional issues and mental health proceedings as these issues pertain to criminal and family law.
Christine has worked all over the Commonwealth and has a vast amount of experience in many areas of law. She has worked with clients from all walks of life ranging from representing indigent clients through appointment by the Court to private clients in all areas of law. Currently, her practice focuses on family law, criminal law and appellate law. Her experience and background give her the tools that she needs to excel in these areas and enjoys her practice.
In her personal life, Christine has been married for ten years and is the proud mother of two children. She works to raise funds for various causes and participates in several fundraising events. She has participated in the Avon 3 Day walk for breast cancer in years past, cycled for many years in the Five Boro Bike Tour in New York to raise funds for the youth hostels and has been an annual participant in the Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. She also rode the Tour of the Tucson Mountains in Arizona, which benefits many different charities in each event.
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Practicing Law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Practicing law in two states has helped family lawyer Christine G. DeBernardis become a versatile attorney and given her a large amount of experience which she uses to represent her clients. Christine has over 15 years of experience as a family lawyer. She applies her knowledge of the laws for both states, and the different perspectives of the two, to benefit her clients with innovative, fresh ideas for their cases. Whether your goal is to negotiate a reasonable settlement for your matter or to litigate the issues in your case, Attorney DeBernardis can use her experience to create several strategies to meet your goals. She is knowledgeable in family law, criminal law, as well as other general practice areas such as real estate.
Serving Massachusetts & New Hampshire
As a member of several bars, Attorney DeBernardis works to stay apprised of the ever changing law and is dedicated to applying these changes to ensure that her clients’ best interest is represented. She attends several education courses each year to keep up to date with the changes in the law and is constantly working to enhance her knowledge of the current laws and case outcomes that will benefit her clients.
An appeal is a request for relief from a decision of a lower court. It’s basically asking the Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling, order or finding based upon the fact that the lower court’s decision was in error. Christine is an experienced lawyer; both at trial and appeals. She can help if you’ve been convicted at trial. You have the right to appeal — contact us today for a free consultation of your case.
When you are in a difficult situation that requires the assistance of a knowledgeable, caring representative, turn to the Law Offices of Christine G. DeBernardis. Christine has the experience to help you get the best results. The outcome of a criminal matter will affect your future. Make sure that your interest is protected and that you have an experienced advocate on your side. You can contact Christine G. DeBernardis in her Massachusetts office at (978-225-0661).
Divorce and separation are tough on a family. Everyone want to provide advice and it's hard to know who to trust. You need an advocate that is fair, experienced and compassionate. Christine has nearly 20 years experience working with families both in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Contact us here to schedule a free phone consultation.