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Our Vision & Values

At Praesidium Law, PLLC, we employ a client-centric approach to all our legal work. As a Praesidium Law client, you will always be involved in the decision-making process of your matter…because you matter to us.  You will always know the status of the work that is being done for you, and we communicate in plain English – not legalese.

Praesidium Law

Our Vision

To provide dynamic, proactive probate, trust, and estate planning services, delivered with genuine compassion, to our clients.

Our Values



We genuinely understand that the matters we deal with are not easy for our clients. No one enjoys thinking about what will happen upon our death, or the death of a loved one; no one looks forward to probate litigation cases. We work with compassion, with empathy to reassure you that we care, because we genuinely do. If we can’t help you, we will refer you to someone who can.



We will approach your unique situation with proactivity and dynamism. Our extensive experience sometimes allows us to suggest some ‘outside the box’ thinking. We put our technology and software to good use for your benefit. We will share documents with you by mail, email, fax, and through our secure (encrypted) client portal. You will always have access to your documents anywhere at any time.



We will find a way to either resolve or make the best of a situation in a cool, calm, intelligent way. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident with your court case and estate plan at all times. In other words, we use our resources to put you first. Most importantly, we respond to your inquiries within 24 hours, and 99% of the time, that same day.



Every law practice should have knowledge, but we put ours to good use. We will efficiently and expediently answer your questions and help you solve your problem. We will communicate in a way that is convenient for you – in person, by video conference, phone call, email, and fax.

Bernard is personable, knowledgeable and thorough. From our very first meeting, he put me at ease, confidently answering all my questions and bringing to my attention matters I may have overlooked. I have had to update my estate plan several times over the course of my life as I moved to different states. My experience with Bernard was one of the best ones I’ve had.

Amy D.

Bernard is very approachable. He explained everything in terms that my wife and I could understand while preparing our trust and living wills. We appreciate the fact that he promptly sent us draft documents for review. Bernard is very thorough and competent.

Richard S.

I can’t say enough positive things about Bernard Johnsen. He is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He was able to supply answers quickly, and helped finalize my mother-in-law’s estate in a timely manner. Now that the estate has been closed, we are returning to Bernard for our estate plan. I would recommend his services to anyone who wants a great attorney!

Deb H.

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