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Gerard G. Bernhardt, Jr. – Attorney Profile

The injuries sustained through the negligence of a medical professional can be life-altering, and perhaps fatal. As a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer, Jerry Bernhardt, Jr. has more than 30 years of trial practice. His zealous advocacy for his clients includes not only a superior knowledge of medical malpractice as a legal issue, but also a personal compassion for how the victim’s life is affected. By being very selective in the cases he accepts, Mr. Bernhardt ensures each client receives the personal attention they and their case deserve.


Mr. Bernhardt established a solid basis for his career as a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney early on by achieving a:

  • Bachelor of Science degree, with a Cum Laude distinction, from Drexel University (1969)
  • Juris Doctorate degree from Widener University, School of Law (1980)


Once admitted to the bar association of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mr. Bernhardt gained valuable experience in honing his skills as a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer through his work as a:

  • Law clerk for the appellate court of Pennsylvania (1980-1981)
  • Associate for Dougherty & Stonelake (1981-1984)
  • Founding partner of McFadden & Bernhardt (1984-1995)
  • Founding Member of GGB Jr & Assoc, PC (1995- Present)

Mr. Bernhardt established Bernhardt & Associates in 1995, which in addition to providing legal counsel as Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers, also offers representation for personal injury claims including wrongful death, birth injuries, and nursing home abuse.

Memberships, Trial Certifications and Distinctions

In addition to his career as a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer, Mr. Bernhardt is an active member of the:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

In recognition of his advocacy as a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, he has been:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Philadelphia magazine
  • Recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers (2013)
  • Recognized as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Awarded an AV rating* by Martindale Hubble for 32 years in a row

Court Appointments

Despite the demands of his practice as a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer, Mr. Bernhardt remains active in the legal community as a member of the:

  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Appellate Law (1980-1981)
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1993-2003)
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Settlement Master (1998-2000)
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Judge Pro Tempore (1999-present)

Contact a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney for Legal Advice

If you or a loved one has been injured through medical malpractice or other forms of negligence, contact Gerard G. Bernhardt, Jr. & Associates, P.C., Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at 1650 Market St. Suite 5500, Philadelphia, PA 19103, phone/215-854-0315 or fax/215-854-0083.

*AV rating is Martindale- Hubbel’s highest rating for an attorney who has been evaluated by his peers.