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John Edward Bernacki

John Edward Bernacki

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Business, Probate, Real Estate

About Me

John has practiced law in Rochester for over 15 years and is
admitted to practice in the following courts: New York State Court, U.S
District Court for the Western District of New York, and United States
Bankruptcy Court.


He also currently serves as a justice for the Town of Pittsford,
where he presides over civil matters including contract, real property,
and municipal law, small claims, and criminal matters including felony
preliminary hearings and misdemeanors.


He is actively involved in his local community and participates in the following community activities:

  • Pittsford Town Board, Past Councilperson

  • Pittsford Youth Court, Chairperson, Exploratory Committee

  • Rotary Club of Pittsford, New York, President 2005

  • Created Foundation of the Rotary Club of Pittsford,
    New York, Past Board Member

  • Saint Louis Church, Past Parish Council

  • Pittsford Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

  • Pittsford Village Merchants Association

  • Historic Pittsford, Past Board Member

  • Pittsford Little League, Coach

  • Pittsford Mustangs Soccer, Coach

  • James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital,
    Member, Corporate Underwriting Committee


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Probate: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael Andrew Jones Jr.

    Endorsement: John is a dedicated professional. He's practiced in our community for over 15 years and is always giving back to his community, both as an attorney and in Pittsford local government.


    Michael Jones Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I am very impressed with John's creativity and dedication to vigorously and ethically representing his clients. As a Pittsford Town Justice, he exhibits excellent judicial demeanor and is scrupulously fair.


    Alexander Korotkin
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

John E. Bernacki, Jr., P.C.

11 State Street Suite 200
Pittsford, NY, 14534


NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"Martindale-Hubbell2010
BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"Martindale-Hubbell2009
BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"Martindale-Hubbell2008
BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"Martindale-Hubbell2007
BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"Martindale-Hubbell2006
BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"Martindale-Hubbell2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Town Court JusticeTown of Pittsford2009 - Present
N/AJohn E. Bernacki, Jr. P.C. law firm1997 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Estate Planning Council of RochesterMember2009 - Present
Rotary Club of PittsfordPresident2005 - 2006
Historic PittsfordPast Board MemberN/A
Pittsford Village Merchants AssociationMemberN/A
Pittsford Chamber of CommerceBoard of DirectorsN/A
Pittsford Youth CourtChairperson, Exploratory CommitteeN/A
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital,Member of Corporate Underwriting CommitteeN/A
Pittsford Town BoardPast CouncilpersonN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Monroe County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Brighton-Pittsford PostNew Voting Machines: 5 Key Points2006

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Canisius CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988