A retired U.S. Navy Commander, Donald Bernard dedicated over two decades to military service, while keeping the jobs of lawyer, teacher, public servant, and author. Throughout his career, Bernard has pursued a range of projects that encourage understanding, and served as a delegate to the inaugural joint international bar convention between america and the former Soviet Union, in
1988. At the start of his career in law, Donald Bernard worked as a briefing attorney for the Texas Supreme Court. Early in his professional development, Bernard also served Texas as an Assistant Attorney General. He afterwards devoted over thirty years to private legal practice, first as a partner in-the firm of Bernard and Bernard, then as an independent solicitor. Bernard earned a law degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also completed a Bachelor of Arts and-a Master of Laws.
A dedicated educator, Donald Bernard spent a decade as part of the faculty of-the Southwest School for Real Estate, worked for several years as a Professor of International Law at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and has accepted invitations as-a company school guest lecturer. While volunteering concurrently as a Board of regents of the nonprofit Angeles University Foundation, located in Angeles City, Philippines, dedicated to service, Bernard currently serves on-the Board of Directors for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Donald Bernard is the author of-a novel entitled Bullion. Bernard also published a scholarly book called Source of the Special Verdict As Now Practiced In Texas, in addition to writing many professional journal articles throughout his career. His leisure time is devoted by a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, Bernard to sports, including hiking, downhill skiing, scuba diving, and rafting. In addition, as a volunteer mountain search pilot he maintains certification as a licensed commercial pilot and since 2008, has been qualified.