Our Attorneys

Contact Bernardo
  • Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
    325 N. LaSalle St. Suite 350
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • (312) 751-1170


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D. (2020) – Honors: cum laude; Dean’s List (all semesters); Online Articles Editor, Northwestern University Law Review ; Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois 2020 and 2019 Recipient
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A. in History with Distinction; B.S. in Economics; Minor in Political Science (2013) - Honors: President’s Scholar (full-tuition scholarship); Phi Beta Kappa; Honors Program; London School of Economics General Course (one-year exchange program)

Bernardo joined Miner, Barnhill & Galland in 2023 after a federal clerkship in the Northern District of Illinois. Before clerking, Bernardo was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. There, he worked on cases in the areas of accountants’ liability, class actions, securities litigation, and white-collar litigation and investigations. He focused part of his practice on global matters, like international arbitrations, requiring Spanish-language proficiency.

At Sidley, Bernardo received several awards for his pro bono work on immigration, veterans’ rights, and Section 1983 matters. These included a 2022 “Rising Star Award” from the National Immigrant Justice Center and Sidley’s “Thomas H. Morsch Award” for pro bono achievement.

Prior to Sidley, Bernardo served as a PILI Fellow at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), where he was staffed on civil rights cases and policy projects in employment, immigration, and voting rights. During law school, he worked as an intern with Legal Aid Chicago and as a judicial extern in the Northern District.

Bernardo currently helps as an adjunct instructor of legal ethics at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Bar Admissions

Illinois (2021)

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2021)




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