Adam DeBernardis practices in the McNees’ real estate team, which offers the scale of services and innovating techniques of a national law firm with the personalized service expected of a hometown legal team. They deliver sophisticated legal advice to a broad range of clients in virtually all areas relating to commercial real estate law.

Prior to rejoining McNees, where he was a law clerk while pursuing his juris doctorate, Adam gained experience as a legal intern with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, where  he researched and drafted answers to a wide variety of legal fields including torts, employment, telecommunications, alcohol, marijuana and data privacy. As a judicial intern with Cumberland County, he researched cases before the judiciary and both assisted and drafted court documents and judicial opinions.

Before becoming an attorney, Adam had a successful career in the telecommunications industry. For nearly a decade, he was a director of one of the largest multi-channel wireless distributors in the U.S. He launched and grew e-commerce platforms that accounted for nearly 20 percent of the company’s revenue; oversaw four departments; negotiated and procured hundreds of millions of dollars of electronic products for resale from top electronic manufacturers and wireless carriers; and expanded the company’s national product distribution to include numerous well-known retailers.

Adam also served as a Maritime Enforcement Specialist in the U.S. Coast Guard. While there, he implemented a revamped law enforcement training program that rigorously trained numerous active duty and reserve members of the Coast Guard; coordinated and led numerous law enforcement and national security offshore vessel boardings, including multi-agency operations; and managed a vessel screening program that ensured the safety and security of each commercial vessel entering the Cape Fear River.


The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law, J.D.

    • Certificate – Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Civil Litigation Concentration
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award®, Property (Spring 2021); Contexts & Competencies (Spring 2021); Military Law (Spring 2022)

American Military University, B.A., Political Science, Summa Cum Laude

    • Dean’s List
    • President’s List


American Bar Association

Cumberland County Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association


Coast Guard Achievement Medal Recipient, 2008 and 2010

Basic Training Honor Graduate, Marine Science Technician “A” School Honor Graduate

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