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Vera Bergermann
Vera Bergermann
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Bar #7463(FL)     License for 28 years; Member in Good Standing
Fort Myers FL

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About Vera Bergermann

Contact

Vera Bergermann: Member at The The Bergermann Law Firm
2180 West First Street Suite 550 Fort Myers, FL 33901
Website: www.BergermannLaw.com
Phone: 239-334-0075
Fax: 239-334-3660
Offices:
The Bergermann Law Firm
  1. Fort Myers, FL 2180 West First Street Suite 550 Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone: 239-334-0075 Fax: 239-334-3660
  2. Fort Myers, FL 2180 West First Street, Suite 550 Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone: 239-334-0075 Fax: 239-334-3660
  3. Naples, FL 501 Goodlette Road N, Suite B206 Naples, FL 34102 Phone: 239-334-0075

Languages

English , German , Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Child Custody 25%

    Parenting plans; parenting coordination services; parenting agreements; paternity actions

  • Mediation 25%

  • Family 25%

    Grandparents' rights; mediation; domestic violence; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

  • Divorce and separation 25%

    dissolution of marriage; child support; support unconnected with dissolution of marriage; spousal support

  • Divorce & Separation 25%

    dissolution of marriage; child support; support unconnected with dissolution of marriage; spousal support

Resumes

Associations

Association name Position name Duration
Florida Bar Family Law Section Member N/A
Lee County Bar Association; Family Law Section Member N/A
Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee Former Member N/A
Florida Bar Grievance Commitee for 20th Judicial Circuit Former Member N/A
Lee County Bar Association; Family Law Section Member N/A
Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee Former Member N/A
Florida Bar Grievance Commitee for 20th Judicial Circuit Former Member N/A
Lee County Association for Women Lawyers Past President and current member 1997 - 2020
Florida Bar Family Law Section Member 1997 - 1900
Association of Family Law Professionals (Southwest Florida) Past President and current member 1997 - 1900
Florida Bar Family Law Section Member N/A
Association of Family Law Professionals (Southwest Florida) Past President and current member N/A
Association of Family Law Professionals Member 1997 - 2019
Lee County Association for Women Lawyers Past President and current member 1997 - 2019
Collaborative Professionals of Southwest Florida Member N/A
Collaborative Professionals of Southwest Florida Member N/A
Collaborative Professionals of Southwest Florida Member 2000 - 1900
Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Commitee Former Vice-Chair and Member 2002 - 2004
Florida Bar Grievance Mediator 2002 - 2004
Florida Bar, Family Law Rules Committee Member 2010 - 2012
HOPE Clubhouse Fundraising Committee Member 2011 - 2015
Junior League of Fort Myers Member N/A
Junior League of Fort Myers Member 2011 - 1900
Junior League of Fort Myers Member N/A
PACE Center for Girls Believing in Girls Patron N/A
PACE Center for Girls Believing in Girls Patron N/A
Lee County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee 2012 - 2014
American Heart Association Legacy Circle of Red Member 2012 - 2017
PACE Center for Girls Believing in Girls Patron 2012 - 1900
Junior League of Fort Myers Chair of Political Action Committee 2017 - 2018
Association of Family Law Professionals (Southwest Florida) President N/A

Awards

Award name Grantor Date granted
10 Best Florida Attorneys American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2020
10 Best Florida Attorneys American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2019
Certificate of Appreciation Gulf Coast Police Benevolent Association 2010
Appreciation Award Voices for Kids 2008
Certificate of Appreciation Leadership Lee County 2006
Appreciation Quality and Best Practices Committee 2002
Award for Outstanding Service as President of LCAWL 1998-2000 Lee County Association for Women Lawyers 2000
Pro Bono Recognition Florida Rural Legal Services 1998

Education

School name Degree Graduated
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Literature, Science & Arts Honors College BA - Bachelor of Arts with High Honors and Distinction 1976
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Literature, Science & Arts Honors College BA - Bachelor of Arts with High Honors and Distinction 1976
Loyola University Chicago School of Law JD - Juris Doctor 1980
Loyola University Chicago School of Law JD - Juris Doctor 1980
Widener University MS - Master of Science 1988
Widener University MS - Master of Science 1988
Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator 1996
Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator 1996

Legal Cases

Case name Outcome
Draulans v. Draulans Remanded to the trial court
Somasca v. Somasca Reversed in part

License

State Number Status Acquired Updated
IL Voluntarily Inactive 1980 11/13/2021
FL 7463 Member in Good Standing 1994 04/25/2019

Publications

Publication name Title Date
Res Gestae (Lee County Bar Association) Pro Bono Superhero 2012
Advanced Family Law Seminar Handbook Administrative Child Support 2010
Help ing YourClient Survive A Child Custody Evaluation Handbook Responding to the Evaluation Report - Part III 2007

Speaking engagements

Conference name Title Date
Judicial Forum Moderator As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Family Court 2019
Divorce choices: Selecting the divorce process best suited to you Overview of Traditional Divorce Proceedings 2017
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Florida chapter) Webinar The Traditional Divorce 2017
Dazed and Confused: Chaotic & Complicated Cases Ethics Update 2016
Lee County High School Mock Trial Competition Mock Trial/Oral Advocacy 2014
Constitution Week The Constitution 2011
National Business Institute Advanced Family Law 2010
Family Law Judicial Forum What Family Law Judges Want Lawyers To Know 2010
Brown Bag Luncheon Parenting Coordination 2010
National Business Institute (NBI) "How to Help Your Client Survive a Custody Evaluation" 2007

Work experience

Title Company name Duration
N/A ITT 1979 - 1981
ITT 1979 - 1981
N/A Northern Telecom 1981 - 1982
Northern Telecom 1981 - 1982
N/A Law Firms 1982 - 1984
Law Firms 1982 - 1984
Accounting Firms 1986 - 1987
N/A Accounting Firms 1986 - 1987
N/A UNISYS 1988 - 1988
UNISYS 1988 - 1988
Tax Practice 1990 - 1992
N/A Tax Practice 1990 - 1992
N/A General Electric Co. 1993 - 1993
General Electric Co. 1993 - 1993
General Electric Co. 1993 - 1993
Managing attorney Private practice N/A
FL Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator Bergermann Law Firm N/A
FL Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator Bergermann Law Firm 1996 - 1900
Managing attorney Private practice 1996 - 1900
Managing attorney Private practice N/A
FL Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator Bergermann Law Firm N/A
Hearing Officer for FL DOR Child Support Cases Twentieth Judicial Circuit 1997 - 2005
Hearing Officer for FL DOR Child Support Cases Twentieth Judicial Circuit 1997 - 2005
Parenting coordinator Bergermann Law Firm N/A
Parenting coordinator Bergermann Law Firm 2009 - 1900
Parenting coordinator Bergermann Law Firm N/A

Cost

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

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