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Bernard Ilkhanoff

Personal injury Attorney at Shrewsbury, PA

4.5   8 reviews

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About Bernard

Learn Bernard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Serious injury claims, broken bones, ruptured discs, scarring, comas, incapacitated individuals

    24 years, 250 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    capital cases, felonies, misdemeanors, summaries, DUI, Drug, etc.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Family
    Divorce, Support, Custody, Adoption

    24 years, 650 cases

Bernard Ilkhanoff has decades of experience representing clients with their personal injury law matters, criminal law matters, and domestic family law matters and general civil litigation. If you are facing divorce or domestic mattter of any kind, a criminal offense, car accident or any law related matter, contact Bernard Ilkhanoff today. Attorney Ilkhanoff is married to his law partner, Paula S. Silverstein. The Firm opened in 1999, after serving as a City Solicitor for the City of Baltimore, having clerked for a Federal Judge.  Attorney Ilkhanoff has a wealth of courtroom experience.

Licensed for 27 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/04/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/12/2022

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

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Ilkhanoff & Silverstein
249 South Main Street
Shrewsbury, PA, 17361
Ilkhanoff & Silverstein, PC
135 North George Street
Suite 223
York, PA, 17401
Ilkhanoff & Silverstein
2085 State Street
East Petersburg, PA, 17520
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4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Ivor | December 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer who exceeded my expectations
I was involved in a Auto accident back in 2018 and I wasn't sure if i needed to hire a lawyer but the injury i sustained to my knee forced me to hire a Lawyer. Bernard was Recommended to me and the experience was amazing. The moment I walked in for my appointment I was made to feel at ease and welcome. Bernard treated me with respect and explained the whole process to me in simple terms and gave me advise on what I needed to do during the proceedings. I was made to feel confident that he knew what he was doing and that he would work tirelessly to get a justified result. He did not disappoint, I knew that the process was going to take a long time and there were long periods time that I didn't here from him and then out of the blue I would get an email or personal call to update me on proceedings which again left me confident that we were going in the right direction and at ease. i felt he that he is the expert here so I would let him do his job and not pester him to try and hurry things along. the case was settled in Dec 2019 and i received a better that expected settlement. Bernard and his team were just amazing and I would not hesitate to recommend him and his team to anyone. He is definitely my go to chose if I ever need assistance again. thank you so very much Bernard, Leslie and Cara for all you did for me.
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Posted by Kristine | August 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bernard Ilkhanoff
Bernard Ilkhanoff recently represented us in the adoption of our granddaughter. He is very approachable, knowledgeable, and astute in the law. At a very difficult time in our lives, he was not only a capable attorney, but also showed himself as a caring father aware of the importance of family. In addition, his staff was very gracious and caring with all the preparation for our hearing.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney!
We used Attorney Ilkhanoff recently in the Lancaster location. He was very professional and knowledgeable and worked well with us. Even the judge praised him for his professional conduct in the courtroom. We thought Attorney Ilkhanoff was great and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a defense lawyer.
Posted by Kathy Engle | April 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful for Bernard's Insight!
I hired Bernard to handle my divorce during a distressful time in my life, which included the deaths of my parents. What I admired most about Bernard was his ability to communicate to me what was emotional thinking and what were the decisions I had to make to keep the divorce process moving. He suggested relinquishing my legal responsibility to the marital residence. This settlement proved to be a genius decision. Bernard protected my rights with respect to support and disability. His humor often diffused my anxiety. I knew that his primary concern was my welfare. Thanks Bernard!
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Posted by Jennifer | May 18, 2015
Would recommend to others....
This was my first time using a lawyer for anything at all and I was very nervous. Luckily, Mr Iikhanoff was very friendly and helpful and made me feel at ease. He was not pushy at all which is what I was afraid of! He kept me up to date on what was happening with my case and it did settle within a year and I was satisfied w/the settlement. I would recommend him to a family member or friend anytime....
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2013
Attorney Ilkhanoff was a pleasure to work with. He was professional and attentive. The PFA case was very stressful. In the end, Attorney Ilkhanoff won the case and I was granted a 3 year no contact PFA. His legal acumen was above reproach and his skills in the courtroom were stellar. I would recommend Attorney Iklhanoff to anyone seeking excellent legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2009
A life saver
I was undergoing charges for a DUI case and had no knowledge of how to handle it in court. It was the first time I had ever been pulled over even for a ticket! I was scared and unsure of how to proceed and Mr. Ilkhanoff was of GREAT help. He walked me through step-by-step and was able to help me proceed with a first time offense through the ARD program. Now my criminal charges have been dismissed. It wasn't easy, but I am convinced it would have been much more difficult for me without his guidance. I'm happy to say I hope I'll never need his assistance again, but if I did need anything... he is the first I would think to call.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Do not hire
Hired Bernard for a custody case. Ultimately lost custody. Bernard is much more concerned with how he is viewed with judges and peers than he is with the best interest of his client and the child. Not assertive when he needs to be. Money and how he is perceived is much more important than the true well being of a child. Would definitely not recommend!!
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ilkhanoff & SIlverstein
  • 1999 - Present


  • Temple University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Frostburg State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • Reptile Continuing Legal Education conference and York County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference
  • N/A
  • Reptile Continuing Legal Education conference and York County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference
  • N/A
  • Reptile Continuing Legal Education conference and York County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference
  • N/A
  • Reptile Continuing Legal Education conference and York County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference
  • N/A
  • Reptile Continuing Legal Education conference and York County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Suppression of Evidence
  • The State withdrew the felony charges.
  • Dismissal of Felony Charges
  • Charges were dismissed by the District Court.
  • Father gets shared custody rights to his daughter
  • Client was awarded shared custody and mother was found in contempt of the custody order and ordered to pay our client's attorney's fees.


  • York Couty Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • York County Bar Association
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • 2011 - Present
  • YMCA Southern Branch
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • YMCA Southern Branch
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Rotary Club
  • Past President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Select Lawyer in the Field of Criminal Law
  • Susquehanna Valley
  • 2015
  • Select Lawyer in the Field of Criminal Law
  • Susquehanna Valley
  • 2014
  • Jeremiah Sullivan Black Barrister Award
  • York County Bar Foundation
  • 2011
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • York YMCA
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Service to the Community
  • Bar Foundation
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Bernard
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have found Attorney Ilkhanoff to be very knowledgeable of divorce and support laws and he has always been prepared for his cases and he is very professional in his demeanor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bernard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I got to know Attorney Ilkhanoff when I was a public defender in York County. He is a zealous advocate who strives for the best results for his clients."
Child custody Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred numerous child custody matters to Bernard and he always does a superb job for them. Attorney Ilkhanoff is very thorough and thoughful in the way he handles a case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Bernard Ilkhanoff is my law partner and he is an excellent attorney with integrity and is a hard worker getting good results for his clients."
General practice
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation