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I am the author of Florida DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc. I am one of the founders of the National College for DUI Defense. I have lectured on DUI issues in Florida, and out of state about Florida’s breath testing machine to blood testing in DUI cases.  My clients have included lawyers, police officers, pro athletes, political figures, business executives, entertainers and just plain folks. I attended Nova Southeastern Law School, where I graduated near the top of my class in 1981. I am the founder of Alan S. Bernstein P.A., with offices in both Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. My firms practice is devoted almost entirely to Traffic and DUI defense. I have been practicing criminal law, with an emphasis on DUI since 1982. I am a member of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have had extensive training in the defense of citizens’ accused of Driving Under the Influence. In 1995, I became a founding member of The National College for DUI Defense, which is the leading institution in the United States for training attorneys to defend DUI cases. I am the Florida State Delegate for The National College for DUI Defense, as well as being a faculty member of the college. I am also a founding member of The DUI Defense Lawyers Association. I has completed courses on the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. I have received training as an Intoxilyzer 5000 and Intoxilyzer 8000 series Operator and Maintenance technician through C.E.S. Consulting and The Florida Department of Law Enforcement. I am a highly trained attorney in the area of alcohol-related DUI, and the growing area of DUI drug cases. I have taught other attorneys on the use, theory and law on the Intoxilyzer, in addition to lecturing at the National College for DUI Defense. I have often been involved in large-scale challenges to DUI chemical testing, investigative methods and Field Sobriety Testing. I was on the team that attacked the Field Sobriety Tests that led to the seminal decision in State v. Meador, 674 So.2d 826 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996). I have worked hard to have earned a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and highly skilled DUI attorneys in Florida. My opinion is sought by DUI attorneys throughout South Florida. I reside in South Florida with my wife and son.


1995 Summer Session Graduate; 1996 Summer Session Graduate; 1997 Summer Session Graduate; 1998 Summer Session Graduate; 1999 Summer Session Graduate; 2000 Summer Session Graduate; 2001 Summer Session Graduate; 2002 Summer Session Graduate; 2003 Summer Session Graduate; 2005 Summer session Graduate; 2006 Winter Session Graduate; 2006 Summer Session Graduate; 2007 Summer Session Graduate; 2008 Summer Session Graduate;2009 Summer Session Graduate; 2011 Summer Session Graduate; 2012 Winter Session Graduate; 2012 Summer Session Graduate; 2013 Summer Session Graduate; 2014 Summer Session Graduate; 2015 Winter Session Graduate; 2015 Summer Session Graduate. Attended summer session training on DUI In 2015 from The DUI Defense Lawyers Association.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    34 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    34 years


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  • Willard James Hall Jr.

    Alan Bernstein is among the best Drunk Driving Lawyers in Florida and even in the entire United States. I have known him for over twenty years and am very familiar with his work through our mutual association in the National College for DUI/DWI Defense where we both are among the 100 original founding members, by invitation of our peers . Alan Bernstein co-authored the leading text book on Florida Drunk Driving Law which has become a standard used by lawyers all across Florida today. Alan Bernstein's competence and professionalism are at such a high level that I would not hesitate in recommending his services to a close friend or family member facing a Drunk Driving charge in Florida.


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  • Daniel Arthur Callahan

    I highly endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Alan S. Bernstein P.A

2131 Hollywood Blvd Ste 303
Hollywood, FL, 33020-6751

Alan S. Bernstein P.A.

2131 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 303
Hollywood, FL, 33020



FLMember in Good Standing198109/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Defense of accused in DUINational College for DUI Defense1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerAlan S. Bernstein P.A.1983 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1995 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
SelfHow to Avoid or Survive a DUI Arrest2013
Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, IncFlorida DUI Defense: The Law & Practice2012
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersReview of Drunk Driving Book2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter session of National College for DUI DefenseDUI MOTION PRACTICE2015
Public Defender SeminarFIELD SOBRIETY TESTS IN DUI's2015
National College of DUI Defense Summer sessionOpening Statements and Cross Examination in DUI Cases2015
National College for DUI DefenseCross Examination of a Toxocologist in a DUI serious bodily injury or Death case2003