Jacquelyn P. Bernhardt

Jacquelyn P. Bernhardt

Associate
Location:
Overland Park, Kansas
Phone:
913-562-1283
Fax:
913-491-6550
Email:

Jacquelyn P. Bernhardt was born in Fort Scott, Kansas and grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Pittsburg State University in 2002 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2006.  Jacquelyn was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2006 and the Kansas Bar in 2007.  She is actively involved in the Johnson County Bar Association, Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City as well as the Johnson County Family Law American Inn of Court.  Jacquelyn was named as a 2014 recipient of the Kansas City Business Journal Best of the Bar in Family Law and is a Kansas Supreme Court approved mediator for domestic issues.  Jacquelyn is a Fellow of the Johnson County Bar Foundation, a member of the Kansas Bar, Missouri Bar and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  She has presented at Continuing Legal Education seminars on the topics of discovery and dissipation of marital assets.

Jacquelyn understands that going through the family law litigation process is one of the most daunting and difficult things a person can experience.  It can be stressful, emotional and put a strain on co-parenting relationships.  For these reasons Jacquelyn strives to maintain civility between the parties and also with opposing counsel while still strongly advocating for her client.  In addition to litigation, Jacquelyn also dedicates her practice to family law mediation.   Although litigation is necessary in certain cases, some cases are better served with mediation.  Jacquelyn believes that having a non-adversarial, private and cost-effective way for parents and spouses to resolve their cases is very valuable. 

When outside of the office, Jacquelyn enjoys volunteering her time and being part of various community outreach projects including Step Up and Habitat for Humanity.  Jacquelyn is married and has two young children.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Paternity
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Domestic

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Approved Mediator, Kansas Supreme Court, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2006
  • Kansas, 2007

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas
    • B.S. - 2002
    • Major: Justice Studies

Classes/Seminars

  • Discovery, Johnson County Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Handling Dissipation of Marital Assets Claims, from Client Intake through Appeal, Johnson County Family Law American Inn of Court

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Bar - Kansas City Business Journal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2007 - Present
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Johnson County Family Law American Inn of Court, Associate, 2014 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present