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Adam S. Bernick

Probate Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

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About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Administration of estates, probating of wills, intestate administration, probating photocopies of wills, will contests, accounting proceedings in court, objections to accounting proceedings, defense of executors, defense of administrators, representation of heirs challenging administration of estates, serving as independent executor, serving as independent administrator

    25 years

  2. Estate planning
    Preparation of Wills, Trusts, Living Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Living Wills, Health Care Declarations, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Durable Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, serving as Trustee

    25 years

  3. Elder law
    Medicaid Planning

    25 years

  4. Family
    Divorce, per-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, anti-nuptial agreements

    25 years

  5. Guardianship
    Representing individuals seeking guardianship over relatives and friends, defending individuals in guardianship proceedings, serving as guardian

    25 years

  6. Real estate
    Actions to Quiet Title, Partition, remove old mortgages, deeds and re-titling property

    25 years

I have extensive experience in all matters related to estate planning, probate, and elder law, and related issues such as real estate litigation and guardianships. I have worked at a senior citizen's law center, was awarded a Presidential internship, and have worked in large law firms and as a solo legal practitioner. I use this experience and education to assist clients prepare for their future and the future of their families. At the Law Office of Adam S. Bernick, we provide personal attention and high quality legal representation. 

Licensed for 24 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/26/2023
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 03/08/2023

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

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Adam S. Bernick
2047 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-5613


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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Adam S. Bernick
  • 2003 - Present
  • Of counsel
  • Law Office Of Faye Riva Cohen, PC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Legal Fellowship on Capital Hill
  • Legal Fellowship on Capital Hill
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Legal Intern
  • Senior Citizens Judicare Project
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Philadelphia Law Firm
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Fellowship
  • National Senior Citizens Law Center Legal
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Clinical/student staff member
  • • Cardozo Bet Tzedek Community Services Clinic
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Internship
  • The White House
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Intern
  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
  • 1992 - 1992
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  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • George Washington University
  • BA
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • In re Application of Ester SHVARTSZAYD
  • Won


  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Elder Law & Guardianship Committee Meeting
  • Co-Chair 2013
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Congregation B'nai Abraham
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Roll of Honor
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cigna/PaperWorks Insdustries, Inc.
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Seminar at Deloitte and Touche
  • General overview of various estate and elder law issues.
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse Adam
Probate Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Although we were adversaries in a complicated Estate Probate matter, Adam was professional, extremely knowledgeable, and great to work with."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adam. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Probate Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bernick is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is as a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Probate Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Attorney Bernick. He has extensive knowledge and skill with regard to estate planning, wills and trusts and has been available to confer with me when I have an inquiry."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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