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Bernard Walter is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum limited to attorneys who have won jury verdicts over $1,000,000, he is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers AV®, and he has been awarded the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Publico Certificate of Achievement.

Bernard Walter founded the legal side of the Free Black Mountain Medical/Legal Clinic in 1996, "Doctors and Lawyers at Your Service," where six dedicated attorneys and several outstanding physicians serve the needs of the Friday evening visitors with the help of nurses and reception volunteers year round.

Bernard Walter founded and is the current chairman of the Elder Law Committee of the Luzerne County Bar Association, a committee that focuses on anticipating and meeting the needs of the County's enormous percentage of elderly residents, second only nationwide to Wade County in Florida. Service is delivered both directly to elders and their families and indirectly by educating attorneys about changing laws, high risk factors, and available resources to enhance their ability to meet the needs of their elderly clients at modest costs.
Attorney Bernard — Elder Law in Shavertown, PA

Personal Injury Claims

We represent victims seeking compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, time lost from work, their lost quality of life, etc. Caring service, not a factory.

Business Law

We work with business entities from formation, drafting of operational contracts, negotiating of major contracts with suppliers and customers, through receivables, collection, mergers & acquisitions, and dissolution.

Property Law

We assist clients purchase and sell properties, resolve boundary line disputes, settle contractor problems, conclude environmental issues, and negotiate leases. Property Tax assessment appeals are currently also important.


Elders have particular needs for document preparation, Medicaid planning, and assets protection strategies. We focus on personalized and sensitive drafting of documents relating to ultimate relations in life including basic wills, trusts, probate documents, and long term protection of family assets. Probate can add trauma for the survivors or executors can work with us for a relatively stress-free, efficient, and fair estate administration.