Mark R. Bernstein is a partner and senior trial attorney to the firm. He has collected over forty (40) million dollars on behalf of the firm ‘s clients and has obtained verdicts totaling in excess of eight (8) million dollars. He has won several appeals in large cases allowing our clients ‘ cases to be re-instated after they were improperly dismissed by the lower Courts.
Mr. Bernstein was associated with several insurance defense firms over the course of ten years before joining the firm. He has served as an adjunct professor of the Hofstra University School of Law Trial Techniques program and was a guest speaker for the New York State Bar Association when he lectured on “How to Prove a Plaintiff ‘s Case.”
Mr. Bernstein has consistently handled difficult issues during trial with successful results. In various cases tried to verdict, he was able to convince a jury that a police vehicle was driven recklessly in causing an accident, that our client ‘s injuries were worth $550,000.00 instead of the $3,000.00 offer, and that a client ‘s injuries were worth $600,000.00 instead of the offer of $0.00. He has also settled several cases in excess of $1,000,000.00.
Outside of the legal community, Mr. Bernstein is an avid rock climber and long distance runner. He has twice earned the title “Ironman ” by completing a the full 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26 mile run in Lake Placid in 2005 and 2008. He has also completed two marathons and the Tough Mudder twelve mile obstacle course. In his local community he serves as a Youth Basketball Coach and Cub Scout ‘s Den Leader.