"My family has been very satisfied with the service from Mr. Walter's office. Over the past fifteen years, we have experienced extraordinary legal direction (with enlightened personal touches) in estate planning, drafting of wills and guidance through the probate process." — Sue P. Read More Testimonials
"My partner was in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver. Bernard was helpful every step of the way! Bernard was thoughtful, strategic, diplomatic, and assertive. Bernard is well organized and highly skilled in legal negotiations. While the settlement took some time, Bernard kept in constant contact and was supportive over the difficult journey. We highly recommend him!" — Prof. Morgan C. Read More Testimonials
"I am Italian born and raised in Boiano, south of Rome, so I love kindness, generosity, high culture, real friendship, great coffee, stylish clothing, courtesy, and deeply personal service, all of which I have found in the law offices of Bernard Walter for many years. He has helped me with legal issues both in Italy and in America. Not only an excellent lawyer preventing or solving problems, he makes award winning wines, another challenging mix of knowledge and art. I highly recommend Bernard to you." — Tony B. Read More Testimonials
"Bernard is the opposite of the negative stereotypes of lawyers - he's deeply caring, he answers his own phone and returns phone calls, he's fast and efficient, he seeks to minimize stress by seeking win-win solutions to problems, and he is committed to serving the interests of justice. I have worked with many attorneys in my career, but he has proven to the best during over twenty-five years of working together. No one writes a better letter that combines clear legal analysis with gentlemanly firmness." — Michael N. G. Read More Testimonials
"Mr. Walter was very kind, thoughtful, and professional helping us through the probate process of two deceased relatives. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for an attorney." — John Read More Testimonials
Probate & Estate Administration Services
Has a loved one died so you are facing probate and estate administration with or without a will? We can help in so many ways to eliminate stress delays, avoidable expenses, and family problems. Just call.
Is there anything more important to you than the well-being of your loved ones? We can help with that now, while you're alive, and afterward, when you can't help move things forward, to save more, to answer questions, to solve problems, and to harmonize family relations.
For the benefit of your family, it's important to have plans in place to take care of them when you're no longer able to do so. Don't wait until tomorrow — make plans today and secure peace of mind. Depend on us to support you with an impressive variety of legal services for protecting your family.
With such serious matters, it's beneficial to consult with an experienced attorney for your estate planning concerns as well as related business issues, real estate law, and more. We'll walk you through every step of the process and ensure you feel comfortable from start to finish. To get started, contact us today or visit us in our offices in Shavertown. Handicapped access and easy parking next to the office, bypass the steps.
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To satisfy clients' legal needs quickly, proficiently, flexibly, and economically by listening carefully, questioning thoughtfully, researching thoroughly, moving pro-actively, and seeking justice as a creative problem-solver, ever watchful for win-win strategies and solutions. This commitment coupled with long hours of hard work is the foundation upon which this law office has been and will continue to operate.
The people of the Back Mountain have elected Bernard Walter as the best attorney of the Back Mountain for years, depending on an impressive array of legal services. As an attorney, Walter is known for his dedication to his clients — he is committed to serving them in the interests of justice. For him, the practice of law is a public service with which he can better serve the families and businesses in the community.