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Representative Media Mentions
                                                                                                                                     
The law firm of Bernhard & Gardner is often on the cutting edge of the law as exemplified by our many media mentions, both in coverage of our cases or in seeking our analysis of legal issues of the moment:

2016

Judge slams toll collection confusion - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2016
Mission creep at VASAP? - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2016
High court requires warrant for DUI blood test - Virginia Lawyer's Weekly - 2016
15 miles at 130 mph: 16 months - Rappahannock News - 2016
After a day-long jury trial, motorist pleads guilty - Rappahannock News - 2016
A test for blood tests - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2016
Fairfax judge upholds Dulles toll bill of $81K - Virginia Lawyer's Weekly - 2016
Woman faces $81K Dulles toll bill - WTOP - 2016
Court: $1,000 toll fine not unconstitutional - Virginia Lawyer's Weekly - 2016
Court Upholds Fourth-Offense Toll Fine - Virginia Lawyer's Weekly - 2016
Lawyers challenge implied consent law - Virginia Lawyer's Weekly - 2016

2015

Questions But No Verdict At Charles Severance Murder Trial - NBC 4 TV - 2015
Toll taker survives name challenge, past judgments vulnerable - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2015
Key fob use leads to DUI finding - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2015
Car Lights On, Key Fob in Hand Yields DUI - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2015
Toll Violation Charges Filed Too Late - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2015
Case dismissed against Dulles Toll Road driver - WUSA 9 TV -2015
E-ZPass drivers getting refund for Express Lanes fines - Fox 5 TV - 2015
Huge E-ZPass Express Lane fines being challenged in court - Fox 5 TV - 2015
Ex-Fairfax officer’s motions to move Geer murder trial, grant bond denied - Washington Post - 2015
2 E-Z Pass Express Lane fine cases dismissed by judge - Fox 5 TV - 2015
Fairfax judge dismisses two Express Lanes lawsuits - WUSA 9 TV - 2015
HOT Lanes trial puts Transurban on defense - WUSA 9 TV - 2015
Express Lanes trial puts Transurban on defense - WUSA 9 TV - 2015
Daily News Briefs for January 15, 2015 - Tough Day in Court for 495 Express  -
Tollroadsnews.com - 2015
Judge drops case of woman accused of failing to pay Beltway express lane tolls - Washington
Post - 2015
Judge tosses case seeking $10k in fees for late toll payment - Washington Post - 2015
Defense attorney unveils strategy to challenge huge E-ZPass Express Lane fines - Fox 5 TV -
2015
Disabled vet fights $500 Hot Lanes fine for trip - WUSA 9 - 2015
Don Beyer Volvo Hit With Hot Lanes Violations - WUSA 9 TV - 2015
Lawyers Challenge High Tolls From Fairfax Express Lanes - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2015
Appeals court to hear $10,000 Express Lanes case - WTOP Radio - 2015
Express Lanes operator might be breaking the law - WTOP Radio - 2015
Hot Lanes Trial Set for Possible Dismissals and Refunds - WUSA 9 TV - 2015
HOT Lanes ruling could undermine past judgments - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2015
1-year limit put on HOT Lanes toll enforcement - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2015
Express Lanes operator loses another case in court - WTOP Radio - 2015

2013 - 2014

Getting used to cameras in Virginia Courtrooms - Washington Post - 2014
Stand Up and Object. Now. - Detroit Legal News - 2014
Pretrial filings reveal details in 2010 killing of Falls Church teen Vanessa Pham - Washington
Post - 2013
Defense must live with evidence disclosure in Vanessa Pham murder case - Fox 5 TV - 2013
Upcoming Fairfax trial to be televised - Fairfax Times - 2013
Pham trial Judge is pleased with decision to allow cameras - WUSA 9 TV - 2013
Blanco Found Guilty, Jury Recommends 49 Years - WUSA 9 TV - 2013
BREAKING: Blanco-Garcia Guilty In Murder Of Vanessa Pham - WUSA 9 TV- 2013
Vanessa Pham expanded trial video - WJLA ABC 7 TV - 2013
Deliberations Underway in Pham Murder Case - WUSA 9 TV - 2013
Defense rests in Pham murder trial - WUSA 9 TV - 2013
Man Accused Of Killing Vanessa Pham Goes On Trial - WUSA 9 TV - 2013
Grisly Testimony On Day 2 Of Pham Murder Trial - WUSA 9 TV - 2013
Jury finds Vanessa Pham's killer guilty - WTOP Radio - 2013
Courtroom Cameras Getting A New Look - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2013
Pham trial focuses on DNA evidence - WUSA 9 TV - 2013
Fairfax judge allows cameras in a trial for the first time since 1994, and that's a good thing -
Washington Post - 2013
Man convicted of first-degree murder in Vanessa Pham killing - Washington Post- 2013
Man convicted in Vanessa Pham slaying - Washington Post - 2013
Cupable de asesinato en primer grado Julio Blanco García - Univision - 2013
Jurado delibera el caso de Julio Blanco García - Univision - 2013
Julio Blanco testifica durante su juicio - Univision - 2013
Inicia juicio de hispano acusado de asesinato - Telemundo - 2013
Nueva evidencia en juicio de Vanessa Pham - Telemundo - 2013
Lawyers describe defense strategy in Pham murder case court filings - Fairfax Times - 2013
In Fairfax, cameras in the Pham murder trial: Not intrusive, but did they affect the sentence? -
Washington Post - 2013
Defense lawyer says he didn't call sentencing witness because of courtroom camera fear - ABA
Journal - 2013
An 'unzip' drive: Defense bar pushing new rules for broader access to prosecutors' files -
Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2013
Vanessa Pham murder: Julio Blanco Garcia sentenced to 49 years - WJLA ABC 7 TV - 2013
Julio Blanco Garcia sentenced for murdering Vanessa Pham - WUSA 9 TV - 2013
Man convicted of killing 19-year-old Vanessa Pham sentenced to 49 years in prison -
Washington Post - 2013
Vanessa Pham murderer sentenced to 49 years - FOX5 TV Washington DC - 2013
Vanessa Pham's killer sentenced to 49 years- Fairfax Times - 2013
David Bernhard Champions Diversity and Professionalism - Washington University Law School
Magazine - 2013
Suspect in murder of Falls Church woman was tracking probe, according to warrant -
Washington Post - 2013
Vanessa Pham trial: Jury deliberating Julio Blanco Garcia's fate - WJLA ABC 7 TV - 2013
Jury finds Vanessa Pham's killer guilty - WTOP Radio - 2013
Judges face scrutiny before courts committees - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2013
College student was stabbed after she offered her killer a ride - NBC 4 TV - 2013
Images from the Vanessa Pham murder trial - NBC 4 TV - 201

2011 - 2012

Rules of Evidence a 'Sea Change' for Trial Practice - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2012
Hispanic Bar Rates Two Highly Qualified for Court of Appeals  - Virginia Lawyers Weekly Blog
- 2012
Presenting the ‘Leaders in the Law’ Class of 2012 - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2012
Fingerprint match led to suspect in 2010 slaying of 19-year-old Falls Church woman -
   Washington Post - 2012
Suspect charged in Vanessa Pham murder case - Fairfax Times - 2012
Vanessa Pham's family hopes arrest brings justice - WJLA ABC 7 - 2012
Va. man appeals to Supreme Court over DUI conviction - Washington Times - 2012
Prosecutor Can Pursue first-offense breath test refusal - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2011
Appeals Court to Consider Shaken Baby Case  - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2011

2009 - 2010

Finding Long-distance Legal help - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2010
'Deferred Judgment' Practice On Hold - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2010
Fee Waiver Program Will Run Out Of Money In May - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2010
Defendants Have Right To Confront Analysts of Forensics, Court Rules - Washington Post -
2009
Kaine Calls Special Session On Lab Techs - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2009
High Court Ruling Voids DWI Case In Fairfax County - Washington Post - 2009
The Ways of a Gentle Warrior - Virginia Lawyer - 2009
Following New Case, Judge Tosses DUI Charge - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2009
Va. Rushes To Address Ruling on Analysts - Washington Post - 2009
Latino Lawyer Among Candidates for Bench - Washington Post - 2009

2007 - 2008

Negligence - Auto Accident - Nonparty Guilty Plea - Drunken Driving - Virginia Lawyers
Weekly - 2008
David Stitt, 65; Fairfax County Circuit Judge - Washington Post - 2008
Criminal - Felon In Possession - Juvenile Adjudication - Undated Order - Virginia Lawyers
Weekly - 2007
Va. Courts Brace for Avalanche of Bad-Driver Cases - Washington Post - 2007
Lawyer Sanctions Upheld - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2007

2005 - 2006

N.Va. Air Bag Case Against Ford Begins; Woman Contends Device Blinded Her - Washington
Post - 2006
Attorneys - Sanctions - Products Liability - Unsubstantiated Defenses - Virginia Lawyers
Weekly -  2005
Charges Dropped, Then Filed Anew in Pr. William Gang Slaying - Washington Post - 2005
Va. Machete Victim Says Teen Led Gang Attack; Merrifield Assault Cost Man 3 Fingers -
Washington Post - 2005
Negligence - Auto Accident - Spoliation - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2005
Attorney Protests Legal Maneuvers In MS-13 Slaying - Washington Post - 2005

1993 - 2004

Bond Revoked For Child Molester - Washington Post - 2004
Traffic Offenses - DUI - Roadblock Stop - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 2001
Victimized Woman Faces Deportation; System Designed to Help 'Turned Against' Mother Who
Can't Speak English - Washington Post - 2000
Search & Seizure - Exigent Circumstances - Domestic Violence - Virginia Lawyers Weekly -1999
Mistrial in Arlington Day-Care Assault Case - Washington Post - 1999
Infants Force-Fed, Worker Says; Defendant Absent as Arlington Day-Care Abuse Trial Opens -
  Washington Post -1999
Arlington Teen Charged With Killing His Parents - Washington Post - 1998
17-year Old confesses to Killing His Parents - Washington Times - 1998
Jurors' Fear Does Not Reflect Bias - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 1998
Building Trust With Mini-Stations and Other Efforts, Fairfax Police Court Goodwill of Latino
  Community  - Washington Post - 1997
Traffic Offenses - Illegal Consumption Of Alcohol - Burden Of Proof  - Virgnia Lawyers Weekly
- 1996
Jury Calls for 2 Life Terms in Murder -Washington Post - 1995
Murderer Gets 2 Life Sentences - Washington Post -1995
Evidence - Hearsay - Murder - Reference To Tension Between Defendant & Victim - Virginia
Lawyers Weekly - 1995
Trial Report No. 95-T7, Negligence -Virginia Lawyers Weekly -1995
Trial Report No. 95-T8, Negligence -Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 1995
Criminal - Adult Status Of Defendant - Robbery & Firearms - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - 1994
Criminal - Larceny - Value Of Property - Sufficiency - Auto 'Spoiler' - Virginia Lawyers Weekly
- 1993

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