He was originally admitted to practice law in 1992. He started out in the prosecutor's office, where he gained his early experience. While employed as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Bergman was responsible for prosecuting vehicular crimes. This included not only DUI cases but cases regarding impairment and reckless conduct involving the operation of motor vehicles. As a part of his duties, Mr. Bergman conducted training programs designed to assist law enforcement officers in administering field sobriety tests and issues relating to proper searches and seizures of evidence in the field.
He has been a defense lawyer since 2000. He worked as a Maricopa County Deputy Public Defender, in the vehicular crimes bureau handling a complex caseload of felony cases ranging from aggravated DUI to vehicular assaults and Manslaughter cases.
Handling thousands of cases in Maricopa County, Mr. Bergman obtained invaluable training and experience in every issue that may arise in a DUI case up to and including vehicular homicide cases. In fact, he was instrumental in having an aggravated assault case (a crash involving the accused driver being impaired and causing injury to another driver), dismissed by the State after he successfully argued the statute (A.R.S. 28-673), relied upon by the State for introducing the defendant's blood sample, was unconstitutional.