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I am a civil rights & employment lawyer predominantly representing employees.  My practice focuses on discrimination, sexual harassment, and labor law issues, along with virtually all other aspects of employment law.  I may occasionally represent management for (1) creation/maintenance of anti-discrimination policies and compliance with relevant labor laws; (2) defense of employment law claims where I believe the suit has no merit; (3) employment contract negotiation and; (4) general consultation.  I also represent victims of discrimination in other contexts, such as in public accomodations.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    7 years, 3 cases
  2. Employee Benefits: 24%
    7 years, 3 cases
  3. Discrimination: 24%
    7 years, 2 cases
  4. Constitutional: 1%
    7 years
  5. Civil Rights: 1%
    7 years, 2 cases



Hourly ($400/hour), contingent (30-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

175 Varick Street
New York, NY, 10014


NYCurrently registered 201003/07/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Post-Graduation GrantNYU School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal/AttorneyJosh Bernstein, P.C.2010 - Present
AssociateMark Risk, P.C.2009 - 2010
FellowNew York State Division of Human Rights2009 - 2009
Summer AssociateSanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP2008 - 2008
Research Assistant, Prof. James JacobsNew York University School of Law2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
NELA - NYMember2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York County Lawyers AssociationMember, Civil Rights Section2010 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Bronx County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Employment contract drafting and negotiationSuccessfully negotiated employment contract favorable to both parties
Unemployment CounselingSuccessful
Age Discrimination CounselingAvoided unnecessary litigation
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
Northwestern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter SymposiumHow to respond to new argumentation2008