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Michael Alan Bernstein

also known as Law Offices of Michael Bernstein and Michael Bernstein Law

About me

A native of Detroit, Michigan, I proudly became an attorney more than 30 years ago, and since then have handled over 5,000 successful cases for my clients. I personally handle injury claims of all types including automobile accidents, dog bites, premises liability, medical care mistakes, police false arrest & excessive use of force, clergy misconduct including sex misconduct and defamation including libel and slander.  I also specialize in family law matters such as divorce & child custody and have vast experience across a wide range of cases including criminal law, contract and business law and employment law.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 37%
    3 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 33%
    3 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    3 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    3 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-600/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael Alexander Mcvicker

    I am pleased to endorse Michael Bernstein. His long record of success as an attorney, including his success in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, and his very active participation on AVVO, providing legal advice to so many people, are a great credit to the legal profession.

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  • Christopher M. Glinski

    I endorse this lawyer. His contributions to this community show that he is a very knowledgeable and effective attorney

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Contact info

1140 Bayview Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 333042547

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198101/11/2016
MIVoluntary Inactive198601/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
10 of out 10 Highest RatingAvvo2015
Top Rated LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Million Dollar Trial LawyersMillion Dollar Trial Lawyers Association2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Leading American AttorneyLeading American Attorney1998
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
Outstanding Membership RecognitionThe Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers1996
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law1995
Who's Who LegalWho's Who Legal1985
Dean's ListNova Southeastern University Law School1981
Chief Advocate Moot CourtNova Southeastern University Law School1981
Dean's ListNova Southeastern University Law School1980
Chief Advocate Moot CourtNova Southeastern University Law School1980
Scholar Varsity AthleteMichigan State University1978
Honor's GraduateMichigan State University1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and MediatorLaw Offices of Michael A. Bernstein, Professional Association1985 - Present
OwnerMediation Partners2014 - 2015
OwnerMediation Partners, LLC.2000 - 2014
Associate AttorneyPyszka and Kessler1982 - 1985
Assistant AttorneyRuden Barnett McClosky Smith Schuster & Russell1980 - 1981
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtMember1990 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1985 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - Present
Broward County Justice AssociationMember1982 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember1982 - Present
Florida BarMember1981 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1981 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cooper v. Florida Atlantic University Board of TrusteesConfidential Settlement
Perez v. Metro Dade$9.98 Million Verdict
Little v. Italiane$5.05 Million Verdict
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Sun SentinelSettlement Reached in Wrongful Death Suit2015
American Trial Lawyers AssociationBryce v. Post Newsweek Spotlight Article1999
Sun-SentinalPriest Suit "Amicably Resolved"1998
Sun-SentinelA Cross Between Law & Duty1997
St. Petersburg TimesAbuse Suit Dropped Against Swim Coach1995
Sun-SentinelChannel 10 Must Pay1994
Miami HeraldJury Says WPLG Owes for Misuse of Arrest Footage1994
Sun-SentinelJury Says Sunrise LIable in Officer's Off-Duty Actions1994
Fort Lauderdale NewsMan Awarded $5 Million1994
Sun-SentinelJury Awards Man Millions1993
Fort Lauderdale NewsRoad Surveyor Killed1987
Sun-SentinelTwo Women Win Southern Bell Lawsuit1985
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Michigan State UniversityPsychology/HonorsBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Southfield Lathrup High SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Talk Radio ShowHairstyles in the Workplace-- McCloud v. UPS2000
Rotary InternationalClergy Sexual Misconduct- Sullivan v. St. Coleman's1998
Media Law ConferenceDefamation by the Media- Bryce v. Post Newsweek1997
Rotary ClubThe Real Truth behind Liebeck v McDonalds (hot coffee case)1996