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Bernie J. Kempen

Bernie J. Kempen, or Attorney Bernie, has a deep professional philosophy about how to handle family law matters. He understands that his clients often yearn for legal words of wisdom during a difficult time, which he can gladly provide if he takes on your case. If needed, he can respond to any inquiries within a short notice of a 24-hour period. After an assessment of your situation, he can advise how to best move forward. Here is a brief overview of Bernie J. Kempen’s education, experience, and qualifications:


Current Employment Position:

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions:

  • California (1993)
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California (1993)


Past Positions:

  • J. Walter Thompson, Account Director, 1975 to 1981
  • Superior Court County of Alameda, Judge Pro Tempore, 2002 to 2002



  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 1992
    • Honors: Public Interest Scholar
  • University of Cape Town, Rondebosch
    • B.A. – 1978
    • Major: Constitutional Law
    • Major: Comparative African Govt. & Law



  • Rotary, Outstanding Service
  • Certificate of Recognition, Castro Valley Unified School District


Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2002


Professional Associations:

  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association, Member, 1993


Pro-Bono Activities:

  • Castro Valley Rotary, Past President, 2006 to 2007
  • San Francisco School of the Arts PTSA, Vice President
  • San Francisco School of the Arts PTSA, School Site Council, Board Member
  • Castro Valley Arts Foundation, Director
  • Castro Valley Unified School District, Leadership Council, 2001 to 2001

Anyone who is in need of help regarding a divorce, child custody, alimony, domestic violence, guardianship, step-parent adoption, debt division, marital property, or divorce court order modifications is encouraged to call a Alameda County, CA divorce lawyer you can depend on now. Attorney Bernie is awaiting your call!

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