Richard E. Berner


Areas of Practice

Insurance Defense Litigation, Litigation, Orphans’ Court Litigation


Washington & Jefferson College, B.A. Political Science  

Widener University Commonwealth Law School, J.D. (Magna cum laude)(Law Review) 

Richard E. Berner concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance defense litigation, civil litigation, and orphans’ court litigation. Mr. Berner began his career in private practice by serving as a law clerk at Johnson Duffie. During law school, he gained invaluable experience by serving as a legal intern to Chief Judge Henry Van Eck of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Berner further distinguished himself by serving as the President of the Widener Law Commonwealth Moot Court Honor Society.



  • Yes, Your Broken Taillight Does Matter: Why Enforcement of Minor Traffic Violations is Integral for a Safe Society, The Widener Commonwealth Law Review (forthcoming)


Mr. Berner is licensed to practice in: 

  • All Pennsylvania Courts 


He is affiliated with the following professional associations: 

  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • The Honorable William W. Lipsitt American Inn of Court