Christine G. DeBernardis earned her BS in Psychology and Law at the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in 1996. She continued her education at the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Juris Doctor in 1999. Attorney DeBernardis was admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1999, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in 2003 and the State of New Hampshire in 2007.
Attorney DeBernardis is a member of the Essex County Bar Advocates, Inc., Essex County Bar Association, and the Newburyport Bar Association and a,panel attorney for the Appellate Division of the Committee for Public Counsel. She volunteers as a Judge for the Massachusetts Bar Association Mock Trial competition and the Essex County Junior Mock Trial competition. She is also a panel attorney for ARAG Legal Insurance.
Attorney DeBernardis works to raise funds for various causes and participates in several fundraising events. She has participated in the Avon 3 Day walk for breast cancer in years past, cycled for many years in the Five Boro Bike Tour in New York to raise funds for the youth hostels and an annual participant in the Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. She also rode the Tour of the Tucson Mountains in Arizona, which benefits many different charities.