Serving Families Since 1996

Family Law Mediators | Collaborative Law
Over 25 Years Serving Southwest Florida
(239) 334-0075

The Legal Team at Bergermann Law Firm

Serving clients in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, LaBelle and throughout Florida

Vera Bergermann, Esq. Bergermann Law Firm

Vera Bergermann, Esq.

Bergermann Law Firm was founded in 1996 by Vera Bergermann. Ms. Bergermann has been practicing law since 1979 and has over 40 years of legal experience.

Ms. Bergermann’s first law job was as the 1979 summer intern for the State’s Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, Homicide Unit, on the South Side of Chicago. This eye-opening experience led her to the corporate world later that summer when she joined the legal department at ITT and became a staff attorney negotiating and drafting contracts for telecommunication systems.

Vera continued her work as a staff attorney in the New York City area for Northern Telecom and, later, UNISYS in Philadelphia. After earning her master’s degree in taxation, she moved to Pittsburgh and opened up her tax practice. 
Moving to Fort Myers in 1992, Vera worked for General Electric, where she earned a customs broker license and handled disputes involving GE imports. 
She currently provides expert legal guidance to Fort Myers, throughout Lee, Collier neighboring counties.
She passed the challenge of the Florida Bar on her first attempt in 1994 and opened her practice downtown after becoming a certified family law mediator in 1996. Ms. Bergermann’s practice has since expanded to serve Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and DeSoto Counties.
Ms. Bergermann earned her B.A. in Psychology with high honors and distinction from the University of Michigan in 1976 in the month she turned 19 years old. She then attended law school at Loyola University and earned her J.D. in 1980. She attended graduate school at Widener University, earning a master’s degree in taxation in 1988.
Ms. Bergermann was admitted to the State of Illinois Bar in 1980, and she was admitted to the State of Florida Bar in 1994.
Current and past community service:
  • Immediate Past President regarding the Association of Family Law Professionals
  • Association of Family Law Professionals (Past Vice President, Current Board Member)
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Lee County Association for Women Lawyers (President, 1998-2000)
  • The Florida Bar (Past Grievance Committee Member)
  • Southwest Florida Collaborative Professionals Association
  • Southwest Florida Family Law Professionals (Quality and Best Practices Committee Member)
TJ McCan Attorney, Bergermann Law Firm

TJ McCan, Attorney

Timothy A. McCan, II (“TJ”) has focused his practice in Divorce, Marital, and Family Law since graduating from law school. TJ handles dissolution of marriage (divorce), prenuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, paternity, custody, child support, and domestic violence injunctions. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar. 

TJ was recognized by the American Institute of Legal Advocates (2018) as a “Rising Star”, as a “Best Attorney” by the Best Attorneys of America (2017-2018) and also nominated by his peers as one of Lee County’s best dressed attorneys. TJ was also selected to be one of 29 attorneys in the State of Florida to be a Fellow in the Florida Bar’s William Reece Leadership Academy for the 2018-2019 class. 

Prior to joining The Bergermann Law Firm  2022, TJ founded the family law section of prominent local law firm, he established a successful solo practice in 2018,  and  also worked in a boutique family law firm where he worked with a Board Certified Family Law attorney on complex and high net worth divorce cases in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties. 

TJ is originally from Noblesville, Indiana, but has called Southwest Florida his home since 2007, when he relocated to attend Florida Gulf Coast University (GO EAGLES!). TJ has his Bachelors of Science in Business Management and obtained his J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. When not working, TJ enjoys traveling, orangetheory, and spending time with his Husband and their two dogs, Stanley and Olive.  

Christopher Tirrell

Christopher Tirrell

Christopher works as a paralegal alongside Ms. Bergermann. A former family and divorce lawyer in New Jersey, Mr. Tirrell has provided legal advice to families for over two decades. Call us for a FREE phone consultation with our experts.

Bergermann Law Firm Overview

About Us

Bergermann Law Firm provides family law, mediation, divorce attorney services in the Fort Myers, FL area.


  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Paternity
  • Parenting Plans
  • Mediation


  • Association of Family Law Professionals
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Lee County Association for Women Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar
  • Southwest Florida Collaborative Professionals Association
  • Southwest Florida Family Law Professionals


  • Family Law

Year Established


Business Attributes

  • Has restroom
  • Has wheelchair accessible elevator
  • Has wheelchair accessible entrance
  • Has wheelchair accessible restroom
  • Is owned by women
  • Welcomes lgbtq


  • English

Payment Types

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  • Discover
  • Invoice
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