Steve Bergeron was born and raised in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, in a small town called Penn Yan (which most of you probably know better as the former home of the largest Buckwheat Pancake in the world). After studying history and graduating with honors from Ithaca College, Steve moved to Northern Virginia, in 1992, to attend law school at American University in Washington DC.
To pay his way through law school, Steve also taught tennis and worked in the pro shop at Bethesda Country Club, where he spent many late nights studying. It was at Bethesda Country Club that Steve met Ly-Lan, a top-flite tennis player who had recently graduated from UVa, and who frequently, and enthusiastically, gave Steve lessons in humility on the court. Steve and Ly-Lan were married a few years later, settled down in Vienna, Virginia, and have been blessed with 3 adorable children, Lucy, Simone, and Charlie.
Steve has been practicing law in Northern Virginia since 1996. He spent 10 of those years as an insurance defense lawyer, trying lots of cases in courts all over northern Virginia and helping the insurance companies defend the folks who caused the auto collisions and injuries, so he knows how the insurance companies think, what they look for, and how they defend cases.
In 2010, he decided to use this knowledge and experience to help people who were injured in auto collisions and other traumatic events. After spending 7 years working at a firm in Old Town Alexandria, where Steve was a partner, Steve founded his own firm, Bergeron Law, in 2018, to be closer to his home and family so he could coach more of his kids’ basketball games, attend more of their concerts, plays, and soccer games, and make it home in time for dinner.
Steve founded Bergeron Law with a mission to help people injured in auto collisions solve the problems that arise from their injury and help them move on from their injury to a new life. Steve has written and taught other lawyers about handling auto injury cases from start to finish and has experience in pedestrian, bicycle, and uninsured motorist cases, as well as dog attacks and premises liability (slip-and-fall, trip-and-fall) cases. With three active kids, Steve has a particular interest in sports concussion research and has handled auto collision cases involving traumatic brain injury.