Design & Construction
Business Structure & Transactions
Admitted to practice before:
All Louisiana State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
BA, Spanish, and International Trade and Finance, summa cum laude, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
JD and BCL, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Professional & Community Service:
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, including Legislation Committee
Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association, including Bench Bar Committee.
Brooke Bernal serves on the adjunct faculty of the LSU Law Center and teaches a course in trial advocacy and evidence. Since joining the firm, Brooke’s clients have included accountants, architects, engineers, surveyors, attorneys, small business owners, government agencies and condominium associations. She frequently represents accountants in the accountant review panel process, which is unique to Louisiana. She is also fluent in Spanish. Brooke is a frequent speaker on various topics and legal issues and is the co-author of “Ins and Outs of Rule 19 – How it Works and What you Need to Know” (LSU Law Center CLE, October 2009); “Construction Legislation 2010 Indemnity Clauses in Construction Contracts” (BRBA Construction Law CLE Seminar, March 2011); “ESI: Electronically Stored Information – Securing, Safeguarding, Submitting and Screwups (Spoliation)” (LSBA Uncorked: A CLE Adventure in California’s Wine Country, March 2014); Social Media: The issues for the Practicing Lawyer (BRBA Bench Bar Conference, Point Clear, AL, July 2018); Navigating the Employment Maze (Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants’ Winter Cluster, November 2015); Discovery, Authentication And Admissibility Of Social Media Evidence (BRBA Bench Bar Conference, July 2016, Attorney General’s Annual CLE Seminar, September 2016, and Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, February 2017); How to Avoid Malpractice Lawsuits: Survival Techniques and Red Flags (LSU Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, July 2016); Latest Trends in Employment-Related Dilemmas: Do’s and Don’ts for Employers (Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants Conference, November 2016); Accounting Malpractice Lawsuits: Survival Techniques and Red Flags (Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants Winter Cluster, November 2017 and December 2018); “A Lawyer’s Guide to Emojis – What You Need to Know” (LSBA – New York, New York, Multi-Topic CLE, November 2019). Brooke was named as a “Rising Star” by Louisiana Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016.