Alexandra McNicholas Bernier

Senior Trial Counsel

Phone: 713.650.1313

Location: Houston Office


Alexandra McNicholas Bernier is native of Beaumont, Texas.  She is a cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University and earned her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.  After graduating from law school, Alex worked for nineteen years as a Career Law Clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  She clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Wendell C. Radford from 2002 until his retirement in 2004.  The Honorable Keith F. Giblin, United States Magistrate Judge then selected Alex as his Career Law Clerk for the entirety of his service on the bench until his retirement in 2021.

Alex joined Germer in September 2021 and practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and insurance law.

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Professional Background

  • Law Clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Wendell C. Radford (Eastern District of Texas)
  • Career Law Clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin (Eastern District of Texas)
  • Joined Germer in 2021

Bar Admission(s)

  • State Bar of Texas – 2002
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • Texas state courts
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


  • University of Houston Law Center
    • J.D., 2002
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.A. in English, cum laude, 1999 Bachelor of Business Administration – magna cum laude – 2002

Recognitions and Honors

  • Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Special Service Award 2018

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas
  • Association of Former Law Clerks of the Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel


  • Alex enjoys spending time with her family, watching her daughter play sports, church activities, running, cooking, PGA golf and all things Aggie football.

Civic Involvement

  • Hospitality Volunteer, The Story Church
  • Sunday School Teacher, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 2011-2018
  • Houston Food Bank
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames, Texas


  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference – Planning Committee, Panel Chair, and Speaker 2016-201
  • Jefferson County Bar Association Ethics Presentation, 2016
  • New Law Clerk Orientation, Eastern District of Texas, Presenter 2018-2020

Contact the Attorneys at Germer PLLC for a consultation today. We provide services for clients in Beaumont, Austin, Houston, San Antonio and surrounding areas.


550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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One Barton Skyway
1501 S Mopac Expy, Suite A400
Austin, TX 78746
Ph: 512.472.0288
Fax: 512.472.0721
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America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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San Antonio:

14100 San Pedro Avenue, Suite 760
San Antonio, TX 78232
Ph: 830.346.1380
Fax: 512.472.0721
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