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Paul W. Berning, Esq.

Attorney at Law Offices of Paul W. Berning
Alameda, California
Paul Berning is managing partner of the Law Offices of Paul W. Berning after spending nearly 25 years in the construction law practice groups of two national law firms. He has resolved construction disputes through litigation, arbitration, mediation and other processes for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals for Arbitrators, the AAA’s Panel of Mediators, the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) Dispute Resolution Board Candidates List and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
Paul trained at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, by AAA and by Caltrans. He has spoken and written on a number of construction law issues, including construction payment remedies and troubled construction projects.

About Me

How many years of experience do you have in your field?
I have practiced law for nearly 30 years in Northern California, most of them at large, national law firms. My focus is on construction law and has handled significant engagements in related practice areas: energy projects, business litigation, and licensing and regulatory compliance. I have represented clients involved in projects of all sizes, from major infrastructure and industrial projects to commercial and residential projects. Clients include regional, national and international businesses.
What do some of your past projects include?
Some of my projects include new Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State, Eurotunnel, Fillmore Center (11-building mixed use re-development project in San Francisco) dams, mines, process plants, pipelines, water systems, power plants, paper mill, wastewater plants, airports, ports, telecommunications systems, transit systems, offices, apartment buildings, condominiums, hospitals, hotels, schools and single-family homes.


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Association Position
Alameda County Bar Association Member
State Bar of California Member
Associated General Contractors of America Member
Building Industry Conference Board Member
American Subcontractors Association Member
U.S. Building Green Council Member


School Degree Graduation Year
University of San Francisco J.D. 1986
University of Missouri-Columbia B.J.

Contact Information

Law Offices of Paul W. Berning

2381 Mariner Square Dr Ste 180
Alameda, CA 94501