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John Edward Bernacki

Personal injury Attorney at Pittsford, NY

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

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John has practiced law in Rochester for over 15 years and isadmitted to practice in the following courts: New York State Court, U.SDistrict Court for the Western District of New York, and United StatesBankruptcy Court.


He also currently serves as a justice for the Town of Pittsford,where he presides over civil matters including contract, real property,and municipal law, small claims, and criminal matters including felonypreliminary hearings and misdemeanors.


He is actively involved in his local community and participates in the following community activities:

  • Pittsford Town Board, Past Councilperson
  • Pittsford Youth Court, Chairperson, Exploratory Committee
  • Rotary Club of Pittsford, New York, President 2005
  • Created Foundation of the Rotary Club of Pittsford,
    New York, Past Board Member
  • Saint Louis Church, Past Parish Council
  • Pittsford Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Pittsford Village Merchants Association
  • Historic Pittsford, Past Board Member
  • Pittsford Little League, Coach
  • Pittsford Mustangs Soccer, Coach
  • James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital,
    Member, Corporate Underwriting Committee

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Posted by Samantha | February 23, 2010
John makes being an executrix a whole lot easier.
Having worked with John on handling my uncle's estate, I found him to be an extremely professional and responsive lawyer. Even though the estate in question was not particularly large, I felt I was given a high level of attention and courtesy. I also felt as though he spoke to me in plain English, without all of the confusing legalese that lawyers are sometimes prone to using. This was especially helpful, as I never hd been through the experience of being an executrix before. Additionally, I was handling the Monroe County estate from Philadelphia, which ended up presenting a few difficulties. I felt as though I could trust John to take the lead on any roadblocks that arose and handle them in a manner that kept the interests of the estate at the forefront. Without reservation, I would recommend John to anyone who is seeking first-class legal counsel.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Town Court Justice
  • Town of Pittsford
  • 2009 - Present
  • John E. Bernacki, Jr. P.C. law firm
  • 1997 - Present


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Canisius College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • Estate Planning Council of Rochester
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital,
  • Member of Corporate Underwriting Committee
  • N/A
  • Pittsford Youth Court
  • Chairperson, Exploratory Committee
  • N/A
  • Pittsford Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Pittsford Village Merchants Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rotary Club of Pittsford
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Pittsford Town Board
  • Past Councilperson
  • N/A
  • Historic Pittsford
  • Past Board Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Peer Rated "Distinguished"
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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  • Brighton-Pittsford Post
  • New Voting Machines: 5 Key Points
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

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General practice Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Endorsement: John is a dedicated professional. He's practiced in our community for over 15 years and is always giving back to his community, both as an attorney and in Pittsford local government."
Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very impressed with John's creativity and dedication to vigorously and ethically representing his clients. As a Pittsford Town Justice, he exhibits excellent judicial demeanor and is scrupulously fair."
General practice Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John is an excellent lawyer who works hard for his clients. He's practiced in our community for over 15 years and is always giving back to his community, both as an attorney and a town court judge."
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Pittsford Personal injury Lawyer John Edward Bernacki
John Edward Bernacki
Personal injury Attorney
Pittsford, NY
Licensed for 31 years