Sophia L. Bernard


  • location icon Tampa, FL
    401 E. Jackson Street
    Suite 3400
    Tampa, FL 33602

Sophia Bernard is an Associate in the Tampa Office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the General Liability, Transportation, and Healthcare Practices.

Ms. Bernard began her career in general liability where she gained knowledge in handling bodily injury, premise liability, and construction litigation. Ms. Bernard has mediation and trial experience involving large complex construction cases, bodily injury, premise liability, and bench trials.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bernard served as Litigation Counsel for a billion-dollar national transportation logistics provider where she also served as the interim General Counsel. In her role as Litigation Counsel, Ms. Bernard gained extensive knowledge in managing large fatality/bodily injury cases involving motor carriers, brokers, and shippers from inception through trial. She also has experience with transportation related contractual disputes, cargo issues, unpaid invoices/collections, and various transportation related matters. Having served in this capacity, Ms. Bernard will bring invaluable industry insight and practical knowledge to her clients by serving as a business partner which will promote case management efficiency and risk mitigation.

Foreign Language

Haitian Creole


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida



United States Middle District of Florida


  • The Florida Bar
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) – Online Community Vice Chair – Transportation Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) – Social Media  Vice Chair – Young Lawyers Committee
  • Trucking Insurance Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Awards & Honors

National Black Lawyers – Top 40 under 40  


Florida Coastal School of Law

Juris Doctor

Florida Southern College

Bachelor of Arts

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