• About John Biernat

    Practicing as a paralegal in Birmingham, Michigan, with the Padilla Law Group, John Biernat has responsibilities spanning case evaluation, trial preparation, and the drafting of arbitration summaries. John Biernat is also tasked with working with clients in completing intake interviews.

    Over the past three years, another area of professional focus for Mr. Biernat has been as manager, server, and bartender of the La Lanterna Restaurant. His responsibilities span the daily opening and closing of the Detroit restaurant. Supervising a team of 10 workers, he also totals and documents receipts at the end of each day.

    Mr. Biernat’s experience extends to more than a decade with the Harper Woods Police Department as a patrol officer, a role in which he took a community approach to policing. Among his accomplishments was taking part in a narcotics suppression task force that coordinated efforts at state, local, and federal levels. Maintaining a strong presence in his community, John Biernat is active with the Polish American Congress and the Knights of Columbus.

  • Education 

    UDM Law

    JD (2013-2017)

    Juris Doctor

    Rochester College

    BS (2004-2006)

    Counseling Psychology

    Macomb Community College

    AA (1997-2004)

    General Studies

  • Professional Experience

    Padilla Law Group

    Mar 2019-Present


    Harper Woods Police Department

    Apr 2007-Jan 2011

    Patrol Officer

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    John Biernat served as a patrol officer with the Harper Woods Police Department in Harper Woods, Michigan, for more than 10 years. He was a recipient of the Public Safety Medal of Valor. After passing the bar, John Biernat joined Padilla Law Group as an associate attorney. He handles cases...
    An accomplished paralegal with a law enforcement background, John Biernat serves Padilla Law Group where he’s tasked with a wide variety of legal duties. In addition, John Biernat maintains membership with nonprofit organizations including the Polish American Congress. The Polish American...