Pictured with Bernie (middle) are Professor H.T. Smith (left), Director of the Trial Advocacy Program,and Professor H. Scott Fingerhut (right), Assistant Director.
Last week, the Trial Advocacy Program proudly recognized Bernardo (“Bernie”) Pastor on his fifth year as an adjunct professor teaching Trial Advocacy for the College of Law.
Bernie is currently an Assistant County Attorney for the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office, having begun his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable John H. Moore II, of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. After clerking for Judge Moore, Professor Pastor joined Holland & Knight here in Miami as an associate, following which he became a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida for three years, and then working at White & Case for three years more before going to the County Attorney.
Bernie has been a National Faculty Lecturer for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). He has also served on the Advisory (Ad Hoc) Committee on Federal Rules & Procedures here in the Southern District, The Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee, and chaired a Florida Bar Grievance Committee.
Professor Pastor earned his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Fordham University, and graduated from Temple University School of Law.