Areas Of Practice
- Auto Liability Defense
- General Civil Litigation & Insurance Defense
- Premises Liability
- Trucking & Transportation
Sophia Bernard is an Associate of Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. practicing in the Jacksonville Office. Her practice focuses on trucking/transportation defense, auto liability, premise liability, general litigation, and insurance defense.
Ms. Bernard began her career in insurance defense where she gained knowledge in handling auto accidents, premise liability, and construction defect cases. Ms. Bernard has mediation and trial experience involving large complex construction cases, auto accidents, premise liability, and small jury trials.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bernard served as Litigation Counsel for a billion-dollar national transportation logistics provider where she also served as the interim General Counsel. In her role as Litigation Counsel, Ms. Bernard gained extensive knowledge in managing large fatality/bodily injury cases involving motor carriers, brokers, and shippers from inception through trial. She also has experience with transportation related contractual disputes, cargo issues, unpaid invoices/collections, and various transportation related matters. Having served in this capacity, Ms. Bernard will bring invaluable industry insight and practical knowledge to her clients by serving as a business partner which will promote case management efficiency and risk mitigation.
- Florida, 2014
- United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2019
- The Florida Bar
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- Trucking Insurance Defense Association (TIDA)
Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.
Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.