Bernard G. Dennis III
TEL: (202) 310-5580
FAX: (202) 310-5555
2020 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Bernard Dennis focuses his practice on general litigation and appellate practice areas of complex business, medical malpractice, employment, insurance, and personal injury. His experience evaluating and negotiating the settlement of claims prior to filing suit enables him to provide unparalleled legal service to his clients.
Prior to entering private practice, Bernard served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Central Processing Unit Bond Hearing Division of the Montgomery County (MD) State’s Attorney Office. He represented the State of Maryland in hearings before District Court Commissioners on a wide variety of cases, and this experience made him skilled at evaluating a defendant’s probable cause, likelihood to appear, and danger to the community.
While at the Villanova University School of Law, Bernard received a Dean Merit Scholarship and the 2011 Best International Law Memorial Award. He is a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, participated in the Villanova Civil Justice Clinic, represented Villanova in the 2013 National Baseball Arbitration Competition, and served on the Student Advisory Committee for the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law.
Following his graduation from law school, Bernard served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Cheryl A. McCally, Associate Judge in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. Assisting in all aspects of Circuit Court duties, he drafted legal analysis in written opinions and orders for complex civil and criminal cases.
- Author, “NLRB Changes Standards for Joint Employers and Lawful Policies in Effort to Bring Needed Certainty for Employers,” Carr Maloney’s Legally Speaking, February 2018
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
Bernard played professional baseball for four years, including time in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. A standout pitcher and catcher at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., he earned All-Conference Honors three times and was an All-South Region player in 2004. He returned to CUA following the conclusion of his playing careers to serve several years as an Assistant Coach for the baseball team.
Bernard volunteers for both the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.
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Villanova University School of Law, JD
The Catholic University of America, BA
Maryland State Bar Association
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
American Bar Association