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Bernadette A. Smith

Uncontested divorce Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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I have been a practicing attorney for 23 years.  I started my legal career as a prosecutor in the Bronx County District Attorney's Office.  That experience was invaluable. I learned how  to vigorously advocate for my clients.  I have tried cases before Judges and juries.

 After working as a prosecutor, I spent almost three years working side by side with a Judge.  My title was Principal Court Attorney.   I spent time doing legal research and drafted decisions and orders for the Judge on a variety of legal issues. I learned how to think like a Judge.  If you have issues involving Family Law, Employment Law and Criminal Law, please contact me and  I will be very happy to set up a meeting.

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Law Offices of Bernadette A. Smith, P.C.
11 Broadway Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004


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Posted by Mel & Mike | April 21, 2018
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Family Court
Ms. Smith came highly recommended by a college professor and myself and husband was not disappointed. Bernadette exhibited great passion, knowledge, ethics and worked fervently on our cases. She remain in contact during our cases, we were never directed to someone else she always took the time to respond in a very timely manner which meant a lot. Most of all she explained every in detail, step by step as we went along.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2017
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Bernadette Smith was not only a pleasure to work with, she was thorough, detailed and precise. She was also thoughtful, caring and wanted the best outcome for me and worked hard to get it.
Posted by Cliff | March 5, 2017
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My wonderful experience
I retained Bernadette to assist me with a disability discrimination claim and I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. She promptly returned my calls and email and was always pleasant. She explained the legal issues to me so I understood what was happening with my case. I enjoyed working with Bernadette.
Posted by Cerice | March 2, 2017
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Dedicated & Hardworking
I have known Bernadette for several years. She was co-counsel in an important case for me and I felt that she worked VERY hard to facilitate a successful outcome for me. I call Bernadette when I have legal questions about a variety of topics. I recently asked Bernadette to speak to a criminal justice class I was teaching and she immediately agreed. She spoke about plea bargaining and my students were VERY interested in her experiences and they enjoyed her presentation. Bernadette is a wonderful person and an OUTSTANDING attorney.
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Posted by Charli | March 2, 2017
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Knowledgeable and thorough
Bernadette was excellent in representing me in my case. Despite the fact my circumstances changed and my situation became a lot longer than expected, she stuck by me and advised me wisely the entire time. She always conducted her work with due diligence. In the end, she made great efforts to ensure I got what I deserved against my company. Most importantly, she was honest and kept me abreast of her actions.
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Posted by Vickie | June 26, 2016
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Employment & Labor
My lawyer prepared me for my deposition and she determined what were the key questions and documents to be used when deposing the opposition. She informed and advised me of the pros and cons of the many different circumstances that we would encounter and as a result, I was equipped to make sound decisions when required. This was a very trying and stressful time for me. However, my lawyer kept me informed in what to expect throughout the proceedings and she was there to support me at all times. Knowing I had her support while going through a difficult time in my life, was the greatest comfort.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2016
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An Amazing Journey!
Ms. Smith, has been a God's send to me. She was prompt, attentive and professional in every sense of the word. She remained in constant contact with updates via telephone and email. Most lawyers keep you waiting and wondering, but not this attorney. She's one of a kind and will always hold a special place in my heart.
Posted by David | November 10, 2015
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Highly recommended professional, responsive and responsible
I hired Ms. Smith to represent me in my case. I met Bernadette A. Smith and immediately thought she was the right lawyer for my case and someone I could put my trust in. Ms. Smith excels at resolution through alternative methods of dispute. Ms. Smith made me feel very confident and was very honest as far of the outcome of my case. I also had a pleasant consultation as well, in witch turned out to be of great help in clearing the path in making the best decision towards my case. I don't like litigations and hope that I'm not involved in one in the future; however, knowing that I could always knock at Ms. Smith door gives me peace of mind.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Law Offices of Bernadette A. Smith, PC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Monroe College
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Principal Court Attorney
  • New York State Office Of Court Administration
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bronx County Distirct Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1997
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  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • College for Human Services
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies
  • 1986


  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Bronx Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Chair Service
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • 2014
  • Committment to Justice Award
  • InMotion/Her Justice
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Justice Class
  • PLea Bargaining
  • 2016

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Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bernadette A. Smith is dedicated to the practice of law and works very hard to get the best results for her clients. She is a former Assistant District Attorney and Principal Court Attorney. I have known Ms. Smith for more than 20 years. In 2015, I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Smith at a custody and visitation trial practice program where we sharpened our trial skills. She is a zealous advocate and stays current on developments in the legal field."
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