Paul Bernard has been an appellate attorney in Michigan since 1996. He has briefed and argued cases in the United States Supreme Court, the federal appellate courts, the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Michigan Court of Appeals. He has also served as a member of the governing council of the Appellate Practice Section of the Michigan State Bar and as chairperson of the Section in 2007-08.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan, he attended law school at the University of Michigan, graduating tenth in his class and serving as Executive Articles Editor of the Michigan Law Review. Upon graduation, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. Between 1996 and 2010, he was an attorney with large law firms in the Detroit area, including Dickinson Wright and Collins Einhorn. He has also been on the faculty at the University of Washington, Bothell and Lawrence Technological University.