Our Attorneys and Staff

Kirk Bernard – Attorney

Kirk Bernard Personal Injury LawyerI want to personally thank you for considering the Bernard Law Group. I realize that you have options in seeking legal counsel, and the number of alternatives can be overwhelming. In order to help you decide if ours is the right firm for you, I’d like to tell you a bit about myself. [continue]

Viivi M. Vanderslice – Attorney

Viivi Vanderslice Personal Injury LawyerViivi is a former insurance defense attorney. For eight years, she experienced first hand the unfair advantage insurance companies have over individuals. She knows that only through aggressive and skilled representation will an individual obtain fair compensation. In 2007, Viivi left insurance defense litigation and chose to dedicate herself solely to representing individuals who have been injured. Her compassion for her clients and dedication to obtain justice for her clients is her number one priority. [continue]

Megan L. Wernli – Attorney

Megan L. Wernli Meg was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2012. Before graduating from law school, Meg worked as a Rule 9 Intern and found a passion for representing people who were facing large and powerful corporations and serving clients who had been injured by the failure of physicians, nurses, and hospitals.[continue]

Tom Budinich – Attorney

Tom Budinich Tom Budinich graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law,
now known as Seattle University Law School, in 1993. Early in his career Tom worked at Talmadge & Cutler, a firm specializing in general civil litigation. Tom spent over eight years working in the insurance industry evaluating and settling auto accident, professional liability, and premises liability claims. [continue]

Gina M. Guiley – Attorney

Gina M. Guiley Gina Guiley obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. After receiving her first degree, she pursued a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law. In the year 2000, she successfully completed the requirements and, in doing so, secured her law degree.

Bernard Law Group Staff


Megan Castello – Litigation Paralegal and Office Administrator

Megan Castello of the Bernard Law GroupMegan has been a personal injury paralegal in Washington for more than twenty years. She has been a member of the Bernard Law Group since 1999. Megan works directly with clients and attorneys throughout the entire case process from intake through trial or settlement. She is responsible for handling any issues a client may have with his/her insurance company, and in obtaining copies of important documents, such as medical records or police reports. As a client’s case flows through the different stages of the legal process, Megan gives updates to insurance companies and medical providers. Once a lawsuit has been filed with the court, she drafts all pleadings, schedules all depositions and hearings, and prepares the case for trial. Megan enjoys spending time with her family, running, and skiing.


Carly Mallow – Litigation Paralegal/Case Manager

Carly Mallow of the Bernard Law GroupCarly has been a member of the Bernard Law Group team since 2001. Carly works directly with attorneys and clients throughout the entire case process, from intake through trial or settlement. She is responsible for handling any issues a client may have with his/her insurance company. If a client needs important documents for their personal injury case, such as medical records or police reports, Carly is responsible for obtaining them. She updates insurance companies and medical providers throughout the different stages of the legal process. Carly enjoys working closely with her clients and takes pride in the trust that they invest in her. Carly is devoted to making every client a top priority.

Lisa J. Woolsey – Paralegal

Lisa J. Woolsey

Sophia Kirk – Paralegal


Renarda Garrett – Paralegal


Benita Morales – Paralegal

Benita Morales

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Joy L. Shouman – Paralegal


Aubrey Lopez – Paralegal Assistant

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Cristi Brown – Administrative Assistant Bookkeeper

Cristi Brymer from the Bernard Law Group

Claire Elliott – Receptionist

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