Bernier has over 28 years' experience in legal real estate matters, having spent time as a staff attorney with the New Hampshire Municipal Association, a former special assistant U.S. attorney and in private practice. He brought his considerable expertise to Stewart in 2004. He also shares that expertise as a frequent lecturer for national continuing legal education providers and local trade groups and organizations in both Maine and New Hampshire. Bernier has been admitted to the bar for New Hampshire, Vermont and the U.S. District Court - District of New Hampshire. He is also on the board of directors for New England Land Title Association. He received a B.A. from Saint Anselm College, an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from the University of Miami.