Attorney Bernie

Bernie J. Kempen

 When Bernie J. Kempen accepts your case, he is in it for the long haul. He understands that sometimes events happen in life that aren’t so wonderful, and it may require some help from a Alameda County, CA divorce lawyer you can depend on. For example, family law matters he can handle include divorce, child custody, alimony, visitation, domestic violence, child support, and more.

If you are currently dealing with a family law related issue, Bernie hopes that you contact him today for a consultation. Once he finds out more about your situation, he can offer insight as to what to do next. 



  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 1992
    • Honors: Public Interest Scholar
  • University of Cape Town, Rondebosch
    • B.A. – 1978
    • Major: Constitutional Law
    • Major: Comparative African Govt. & Law

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993


  • Rotary, Outstanding Service
  • Certificate of Recognition, Castro Valley Unified School District

Current Employment Position:

  • Attorney

Past Positions:

  • J. Walter Thompson, Account Director, 1975 to 1981

Superior Court County of Alameda, Judge Pro Tempore, 2002 to 2002


Pro-Bono Activities:

  • Castro Valley Rotary, Past President, 2006 to 2007
  • San Francisco School of the Arts PTSA, Vice President
  • San Francisco School of the Arts PTSA, School Site Council, Board Member
  • Castro Valley Arts Foundation, Director
  • Castro Valley Unified School District, Leadership Council, 2001 to 2001

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2002

Professional Associations:

  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association, Member, 1993

As you can see, Bernie has held important positions in his legal career, has extensive knowledge in the area of law, gives back to the community through pro bono activities, and holds firm professional philosophies which drive his yearning to help others going through difficult times. If you need a lawyer now, call Attorney Bernie

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