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Eric Nathan Bernstein

Eric Nathan Bernstein

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

After fighting on behalf of indigent clients as a Public Defender early in my career, I am currently working alongside attorney George Creal in all matters criminal and civil.  In only six years as an attorney I have already tried 41 cases. Of those, 34 were tried before a jury.  18 of the cases I have tried were felony cases, including a murder, two attempted murders, two armed burglaries, an armed robbery, and a methamphetamine trafficking case.  The 16 misdemeanor cases consist almost entirely of DUIs.  The other seven consist of juvenile clients whose cases were tried before a judge.  An overwhelming majority of my cases have resulted in either an outright acquittal or a guilty to a lesser charge.  Additionally, I have filed and/or argued over 200 motions to suppress in felony and misdemeanor cases.  A number of these motions resulted in the dismissal of my client's case, including a dismissal for trafficking in cocaine and a dismissal of an armed robbery case.  Lastly, I have taken 1,316 depositions of state witnesses.  These have ranged from eye witnesses to expert witnesses in DUI, drug recognition, ballistics, fingerprints, and DNA.  My goal is to make sure I am the most informed person in the courtroom whenever I represent a client.  I am fond of over preparing so as to account for every possible scenario in the courtroom.  I will always allow for a free consultation, so please don't hesitate to call me if you are in need a defense attorney who will bend over backwards for his client. 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    9 years, 2.77 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    9 years, 1.87 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

26 total 

  • Nicholas H. Felzen

    Eric has been a friend and colleague of mine since law school. Eric is extremely passionate in his criminal defense practice and in the representation of his clients and is well versed and experienced in the criminal defense area of law. He is a great listener and is very diligent in his practice. I highly recommend Eric.

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    Nicholas Felzen Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Benjamin James Lucas

    Eric has handled thousands of criminal cases. He likes nothing more than to get your case dismissed. If it is a trial, Eric is ready. He goes hard in the paint. I've had the pleasure of trying several cases with Eric. He is a true professional, every stage of the trial is meticulously analyzed to give you the best defense possible.

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    Benjamin Lucas
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

George C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers

480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Unit 190
Atlanta, GA, 30312

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200906/07/2015
FLInactive200705/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Client Choice AwardAvvo2013
Academic ScholarshipZeta Beta Tau2006
English Honor SocietyUniversity of Alabama2005
Honors ProgramUniversity of Alabama2003
Cum LaudeUniversity of Alabama2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateGeorge C. Creal, Jr., P.C., Trial Lawyers2013 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderDade County Public Defender2006 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI Defensemember2014 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of GeorgiaAttorney Member2009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaAttorney Member2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2007 - 2012
Florida Bar, Administrative Law SectionAttorney Member2007 - Present
University of AlabamaEnglish Honor Society2005 - 2006

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Burroughsnot guilty, armed robbery with a firearm
State v. CalungaNot guilty on all counts, including armed burglary with a firearm
State v. DieterichMotion to suppress granted in part after a three day motion to suppress hearing. I successfully argued that State's police dog was not properly trained and qualified in detecting and alerting to the odor of marijuana.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Defense of Drinking Driver's InstituteDUI defensecertificate of completion2014
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seminarroadside exercisescertificate of completion2013
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of AlabamaEnglishBachelor of the Arts2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Winning the FingerprintFingerprint Cases2012
Miami Dade Public Defender's Intra-office SeminarDrug Dog Sniffing Case Law and Strategy2011
Professional Career DayThe Criminal Justice System2009