Andrea J. Bernard - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
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Andrea J. Bernard

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 616-752-2199

Andrea is a litigator who, since 1993, has represented manufacturers, contractors, financial institutions and others involved in employment, commercial and construction disputes. Always open to a new challenge, Andrea learned at a young age how to assert her position and negotiate solutions. “Growing up number 8 in a family of 11 children played a large role in forming my personality and my competitive nature. Long before I was born, my parents adopted a policy of not interfering in disputes among the kids. Left to our own devices, we kids solved a few of our disputes with fist fights, but more often with diplomacy. I learned very early how to hold my own in either forum,” she says. An executive at one of the businesses Andrea represents in employment litigation matters described her this way: “Andrea is diligent, responsive and understands both our business and our culture – which is a significant issue for our company. We don’t always resolve cases based on economics, but often on principle as well, and Andrea understands that. She has saved us time, stress and expense by helping us close cases based on principle, without overlooking the economics. Andrea has tremendous knowledge of employment law and is well experienced in the courtroom, which is a huge benefit when it comes to navigating our judicial system.” In addition to her litigation practice, Andrea serves as the firm’s General Counsel.

The University of South DakotaBS 1990University of Minnesota Twin Cities CampusJ.D. 1993
State Bar of MichiganAmerica Bar Association

Client Comments

"Andrea is an excellent attorney. Her skill as a litigator is matched by her practical approach to problem solving, which helps clients achieve the best possible business result."

-Lori Gibson
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

Office Location

Fifth Third Center, Suite 900
111 Lyon Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2487
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation