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I have extensive experience in all matters related to estate planning, probate, and elder law, and related issues such as real estate litigation and guardianships. I have worked at a senior citizen's law center, was awarded a Presidential internship, and have worked in large law firms and as a solo legal practitioner. I use this experience and education to assist clients prepare for their future and the future of their families. At the Law Office of Adam S. Bernick, we provide personal attention and high quality legal representation. 


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 65%
    17 years
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    17 years
  3. Real Estate: 5%
    17 years
  4. Guardianship: 5%
    17 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Hourly ($150-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

2047 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-5613


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Pro Bono Roll of HonorFirst Judicial District of Pennsylvania2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Adam S. Bernick2003 - Present
Of counselLaw Office Of Faye Riva Cohen, PC2002 - Present
Legal Fellowship on Capital HillLegal Fellowship on Capital Hill2002 - 2002
Legal InternSenior Citizens Judicare Project2001 - 2001
AttorneyPhiladelphia Law Firm1998 - 2000
FellowshipNational Senior Citizens Law Center Legal1997 - 1997
Clinical/student staff member• Cardozo Bet Tzedek Community Services Clinic1996 - 1997
InternshipThe White House1993 - 1993
InternJoseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Bar Association Elder Law & Guardianship Committee MeetingCo-Chair 20132013 - Present
Congregation B'nai AbrahamTreasurer2011 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Application of Ester SHVARTSZAYDWon
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Publication nameTitleDate
Upon Further ReviewCan You See the Light?!2015
Upon Further ReviewClarity Brought to Durable Powers of Attorney2014
Upon Further ReviewThe Hunt for Estate Tax Allocation2014
Upon Further ReviewInheriting Digital Assets2013
Upon Further ReviewMovin' on Up?2012
Upon Further ReviewU.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Beneficiary Issues in Savings and Investment Plans2009
Upon Further ReviewAvoiding Ambiguity in a Will and the Application of the Anti-Lapse Statute2009
Upon Further ReviewDivorce After Death?2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
George Washington UniversityHistoryN/A1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cigna/PaperWorks Insdustries, Inc.Estate Planning2012
Seminar at Deloitte and ToucheGeneral overview of various estate and elder law issues.2008