RESUME | VICTOR BERGER

 

Objective

Attorney with 25 years of experience, with more than six years of experience in a family law and general litigation practice in Maryland. Twelve years of practice in New York State with a small firm and as a solo practitioner. Great depth of knowledge in the representation of individuals and corporations in matters relating to family and divorce law, criminal defense, contract and business litigation, drafting of contracts and wills, personal injury, workers' compensation, real estate and business transactions.

 

 

Experience

Berger & Burns, LLC, November 2009 - Present

Partner November, 2009 - Present

Principal Attorney, 2008 - November 2009

• Developed a continuously growing legal services firm

• The firm is engaged in general litigation with higher concentration in Domestic,

   Criminal and Civil Litigation matters at the trial level

• Represented clients in numerous Estate matters

• Emphasis on trying to resolve issues with the use of alternative means and applying problem

   resolution techniques to avoid unnecessary and expensive litigation to include Collaborative

   Practice and Mediation

• Handled numerous domestic matters outside of the traditional Court process to include

   Collaborative Law and Mediation

• Mediated numerous disputes, primarily in Family Law matters

 

 

Education

Berger & Burns, LLC, June 2008 - Present

Partner November, 2009 - Present

Principal Attorney 2008 - November 2009

• Developed a continuously growing legal services firm

• The firm is engaged in general litigation with higher concentration in domestic, criminal and civil litigation

   matters at the trial level

• Emphasis on trying to resolve issues with the use of alternative means and applying problem resolution

   techniques to avoid unnecessary and expensive litigation.

 

The Collaborative Law Group, April 2005 - June 2008

Associate

• Obtained experience with practice and procedures of the Courts in Maryland in a general litigation firm with

   a strong emphasis on family law

• Handled domestic matters including divorce, custody, child support, protective order applications, civil litigation

   and criminal matters in all stages of litigation with frequent Court appearances

• Applied and became familiar with alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation and the

   collaborative law process

 

Sole Practitioner, March 1999 - March 2005

Principal Attorney

• Engaged in the practice of Law as a sole proprietor

• Practiced in the fields of criminal defense, matrimonial and family matters, immigration, worker’s

compensation and civil litigation

• Acted as defense counsel in over 20 prominent felony trials

• Emphasis on criminal and domestic law litigation including frequent Court appearances and trials

• Established and acted as founding defense counsel for the Ontario County Drug Court

 

Mingolelli & Kurtz, PC, March 1991 - March 1999

Partner, September 1994 - March 1999

Associate, June 1992 - September 1994

Law Clerk, February 1991 - June 1992

• Partner in a small law firm after having been employed by the principal attorneys as an associate

   and law clerk

• Law firm with emphasis on general litigation concentrating in family law, criminal defense,

   worker’s compensation, and personal injury. Also handled business litigation, immigration and bankruptcy matters

• Gained experience in preparation and successful execution in all stages of litigation including frequent court

   appearances

• Handling day to day operations including managing of personnel. Knowledgeable in needs for operating

   a successful law practice

 

Devorsetz, Stinziano & Smith, PC, November 1990 - January 1991

Paralegal

• Paralegal in midsize law firm

• Experienced gained in organization of litigation and tax certiorari departments, document organization,

   development and preparation

 

 

Continuing Education

Two-Day Core Collaborative Law Training, September 2006

Advanced Collaborative Team Training, October 2007

40 Hours Basic Mediation Training, April 2008

20 Hours Marital Property Mediation Training, November 2008

20 Hours Child Access Mediation Training, December 2008

 

 

Service

Howard County Collaborative Professionals: Board of Directors, 2010-11; Secretary 2011-12

Maryland Collaborative Practice Council: Treasurer, 2012-13

2010 Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Honoree

 

 

Memberships

Maryland State Bar Association

Howard County Bar Association

Howard County Collaborative Professionals

Co-President Howard County Bar Association pro-bono committee

Contractor Women's Law Center of Maryland

Section council member Maryland State Bar Association Delivery of Legal Services committee

 

 

References

Available upon request.

BERGER & BURNS, LLC

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Evening & weekend hours available by Appointment