Judge Profile

Francis J. Bernhardt III

Judicial Experience:

  • Magisterial District Judge, Montgomery County District Court, Elected (2010)

Other Professional Experience:

  • Managing Partner, Bernhardt, Rothermel & Siegel P.C., 1994 to sent
  • Francis J. Bernhardt III P.C., 1992 to 1994
  • Associate, Keogh & Associates, 1989 to 1991
  • Associate, Bowers & Keogh P.C., 1986 to 1988
  • Keogh & Bernhardt P.C., 1991


  • Capital Law School, 1985
  • Gettysburg College, 1980

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Brehon Law Society
  • Montgomery County District Judge Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association


  • Carol Drab, Senior Clerk and Criminal Clerk
  • Haley Amabite (also community service), Non-Traffic Clerk
  • Marie Lowrie, Civil Clerk and Book keeper
  • Mary Jane Palatano, Traffic Clerk
  • Jennifer Woodward, Traffic Clerk


  • Are there any special practices or procedures lawyers appearing before you should know about? Every case is listed at a specific time rather than group listings. District Judge Bernhardt will make accomodations for any reasonable continuance request.

  • Any suggestions, admonitions or recommendations you would make to lawyers appearing before you? District Justice Bernhardt requests that counsel communicate to the other party prior to the court hearing.