Tory Dowd Bernsen



Tory Dowd Bernsen is a partner at Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, LLC. She specializes in criminal defense, DWI, and appellate advocacy. Mr. Muhlenkamp and Ms. Bernsen first began working together at a large criminal defense firm in St. Louis in 2008. They represented clients for several years on numerous matters, ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. During that time, they developed a trusted relationship, which enabled them to work well together and advocate effectively for their clients. Ms. Bernsen specialized in appellate advocacy until she left the firm and began working for the State of Missouri prosecuting administrative DWIs and representing the State on various driver license matters. Mr. Muhlenkamp remained at the firm and continued representing clients in state and federal trial courts. In 2015, they decided to open their own firm, specializing in criminal defense and appellate practice. Based on their prior experiences in the field, Muhlenkamp & Bernsen’s founding principle is to encourage and foster a direct line of communication between the attorney and the client. The firm values success by the quality of representation, the positive results realized, and the attention to detail it provides to all clients as opposed to the number of files opened. Ms. Bernsen and Mr. Muhlenkamp possess “big firm” knowledge and experience while providing it in an individualized and compassionate “small firm” setting. They are open 24/7 and offer free consultations.

Fees: Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys At Law, LLC8008 Carondelet Avenue
Suite 102
Clayton, MO, 63105-3319

Office (314) 546-4662
Fax (314) 499-7132

License
State Status Acquired Updated
MO Good Standing, Active 2010 01/08/2013

Awards
Award name Grantor Date granted
Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2016
Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2015
Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2014
Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2013
Top Attorney: Criminal Defense – 10.0 Superb Avvo.com N/A
Top Attorney: DUI – 10.0 Superb Avvo.com N/A
Top Attorney: Appeals – 10.0 Superb Avvo.com N/A

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Partner Muhlenkamp & Bernsen 2015 – Present
Legal Counsel Department of Revenue 2013 – 2015
Special Assistant Attorney General State of Missouri 2013 – 2015
Attorney Frank, Juengel &Radefeld 2010 – 2013

Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certificate of Training 2015
University of Dayton School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2010
University of Pennsylvania N/A BA – Bachelor of Arts 2007

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