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Bernard David Walter

Bernard David Walter

"A little light dispels great darkness."
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate Law ...
  • California, Nevada, Pennsylvania
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Bernard Walter has been licensed to practice law since 1978 — over 40 years! He's an estate planning and estate administration attorney and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for attorneys who have won jury verdicts of more than $1 million. He's listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers AV with the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation awarded attorney Walter its Pro Bono Publico Certificate of Achievement. He founded and is the co-chairman of the Elder Law Committee of the Luzerne County Bar Association. He also founded the legal side of the Free Back Mountain Medical/Legal Clinic called Doctors and Lawyers at Your Service.

Born in Boston, he has lived on both coasts and Hawaii, attended high school in Portugal and France, attended University in France before transferring to UC Berkeley, did graduate work at the California Institute of Asian Studies, did law school at U.C. Hastings in San Francisco, and graduated from the Oomoto School of Traditional Japanese Arts in Kyoto, Japan.

His present office is conveniently located on Memorial Highway in Shavertown since 1996, he is a happy resident of Harveys Lake Borough, and he presently focuses his work on Estate Planning and Estate Administration, taking care of the elderly and their families.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Elder Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Video Conferencing
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 84104
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State Bar of Nevada
ID Number: 5812
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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 73660
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  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Bernard Walter
- Current
Sole practitioner focused on business law, telecommunications, and litigation eventually with offices in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Wilkes-Barre. The practice now focuses on elder law, estate planning, and probate.
Associate counsel
Burditt, Bowles & Radzius International Law Firm
Prosecutor specialized in pimp prosecutions and appellate work.
Primary Assistant District Attorney, City and County of San Francisco
Clerk to Justices
California Court of Appeals, First District, San Francisco.
Research and writing primarily for Justice Molinari.
Oomoto School of Traditional Japanese Arts
Certificate (1981)
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University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
J.D. | Jurisprudence
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Antioch University-Los Angeles
B.A. | Comparative Philosophy
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University of California - Berkeley
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L'Universite de Tours, France
Undergraduate Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 84104
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Dare To Succeed, Secrets to Success with Jack Canfield.
Celebrity Press
Pornography Redefined for California.
California District Attorneys' Association
Contact & Map
Law Offices-Bernard David Walter
1674 N Memorial Hwy
Shavertown, PA 18708
Telephone: (570) 674-9000
Cell: (570) 674-7000
Fax: (570) 696-9911
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointments can be made for evenings and weekends as well as meetings at your home, hospital, nursing home, or elsewhere as needed.
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