Victoria R. Bernhardt
The San Joaquin Valley is the breadbasket of the United States, so it stands to reason that several of McCormick Barstow lawyers devote a substantial portion of their practices to agricultural issues of all kinds. Some have considerable personal experience in agribusiness. The firm represents packers, cooperatives, processors, shippers, lenders and growers in all aspects of agriculture. The services provided include: planning and consulting concerning leases, farm management agreements, packing agreements, marketing agreements, grower agreements, crop financing, joint ventures, loan workouts and regulatory compliance.
Juris Doctor, 1991, University of San Diego School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Management Science and Economics, 1987, University of California, San Diego
Concentration in general Civil Litigation as well as Agricultural Law, Business Law, Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Contracts, Fraud and Deceit, Unfair Competition, Insurance Defense, Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Torts, and Trucking Law.
Ms. Bernhardt has focused her practice since 1991 in the litigation field. She has a solid background in defense litigation of actions involving personal injury, product liability, slip and fall, premises liability, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, property damage, construction defect, wrongful death, brain injury, dog bite cases, uninsured and under-insured motorist cases, public entity cases, and crop damage cases, as well as contract disputes, indemnity, subrogation cases, and special investigation unit cases. She has taken and defended hundreds of depositions of every type of witness, from plaintiffs and defendants to expert doctors, economists, engineers and accident reconstructionists. Ms. Bernhardt has been successful in numerous civil jury trials in California's Superior and Municipal Courts.
Ms. Bernhardt is a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, Fresno County Bar Association, and Fresno County Women Lawyers Association (Past President).
Ms. Bernhardt is past Director and Mentor, R.O.S.E., Fresno (Realizing Options for Student Excellence). She is an active fundraiser for American Cancer Society and volunteers as an attorney advocate for domestic violence victims through Project First Step.

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McCormick Barstow LLP
5 River Park Place East
Fresno, California  93720
Phone: (559) 433-1300
Fax: (559) 433-2300


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