5.0 stars 19 totalReview Gary Bernstein
Posted by LN/HN
Gary was recommended to me by a friend. I called him at 7 am one morning and received an immediate response. He met with my son and myself a few hours later in his office. He spoke very frankly to my son about his situation and really laid it out there on what the options were. I liked the fact that Gary had asked me to leave the office so he could speak with my son. My son later said that no one was ever that frank and up front to him. Sometimes it is better when your kids hear it from another person. Gary immediately got my son into treatment. He is very knowledgeable about the judicial system, judges and prosecutors. He was always a phone call away to answer our questions and to reassure us. He helped my son avoid a conviction. He received a PBJ. I would highly recommend Gary. He is not only an excellent lawyer but a caring person always there if you need help.
Posted by Chris
Gary helped me with my DUI about 5 years ago. He was very knowledgeable and responsive with my case. Five years later he still treats my case with the same care. I had questions with my case and how it will impact my new employment search. He answered my questions like my case was yesterday. If you want a lawyer for life then Gary is your man!
Posted by Sunny
3 years ago I got a DWI/DUI. Gary was available on Saturday. He advice was excellent. He was always responsive to my phone calls and text messages. He got me probation before judgement. He is confident, professional and well experience with Maryland courts. Any incident is terrible, but in hard times Gary is your Guy!!
Posted by MP
Charged with driving-while-suspended in Bel Air. My attorney clear across the State recommended him. Called him and he had my case ready to go within a day and just 2 phone calls. Trial lasted less than 5 minutes and I was cleared. It happened so fast I didn't even realize I got off. Even gave me a ride home and was very reasonable and accommodating on me paying my balance for his fee. Anytime I need info on the case for background checks etc, he gets back to me right away and consults me for free. Always answers his phone on the first ring and texts back any day and night and weekends. Absolute best, quick, easy.
Posted by Aaron
I got charged with a DUI, Gary did a great job in helping me only receive a PBJ. Because I only received a PBJ Gary also worked out a period of unsupervised probation. He's a knowledgeable lawyer thatll keep you at ease! If I ever had to do this again, I would choose Gary every time.
Posted by anonymous
More than anything, Gary earns quick confidence - which is essential when you are putting your future in someone's hands - via a thorough interview conducted with warmth, compassion, and a sense of humor at a time of high anxiety, when that level of humanity is needed. That is not to say that Gary soft pedals; quite the contrary, he tells it like it is, never sugar coating, but doing his homework to ensure the best outcome. The first time I spoke to him, he gave me his cell phone number - which I have had to use a number of times, when I've thought of "just one more question" - and he is never too busy to respond; I am amazed at how quickly he returns calls, if he isn't able to pick up right at that instant. Today, I had to call with a number of questions, and he was just as cordial as he was when I retained him over a year and a half ago, even though my probation ended almost a year ago. He handles a lot of cases in a lot of jurisdictions and is very knowledgeable.
Posted by anonymous
He was recommended to me by a friend and turned out to be one of the best choices I made during my dui case. He was very knowledgeable of how the system works and the rights steps I needed to build a good defense in my situation even before showing up to court. On top of being a great lawyer he also cared about making sure i was placed into the right treatment program that would keep the judge happy so I wouldn't face jail time. If you're looking to keep your license and avoid the book being thrown at you , I would pick him. I couldn't have been more happy with the result of probation before judgement in my situation.
Posted by Eric
My experience with Mr. Bernstein was life changing. The first time that I hired him at the age of 19, my family and I was so nervous of the outcome of my case, but thanks to Mr Bernstein we believe that he made a miracle happen. Some of the small details that I didn't see of any important's he worked out on my behalf that benefited me long term. My second time that I hired Mr. Bernstein I was 21 years of age. I met him at his office and told him about the altercation which landed me in serious trouble. Mr. Bernstein pulled out a book from his library and pointed out how much consequences that was attached to charges that i was faced with, then he went over all of my options with me. When I looked in is eyes I seen a big disappointment. I didn't understand at the time because I paid him what he charge me for the case. I felt something that day which made me feel bad about myself. When I finally went to court Mr. Bernstein had the case thrown out. My family and I was so thrilled that I didn't go to jail that day. My friends and my coworkers all ask me if they could have Mr. Bernstein's number because they seen that this was the second time he saved me from going to jail. As I exited the court house Mr. Bernstein walked over to me with his briefcase and ask for a quick word. He looked in my eyes and said that if I ever got in any trouble that was self afflicting, to loose his number and never call him again. I was so confused because I was ready to celebrate the victory. So I ask him what did I do wrong. Mr. Bernstein said to me that, I was to good of a kid to waste my future getting in reckless trouble this way. Mr. Gary also said that he already has two Mercedes Benzes, and if I wanted to buy him a third one it wouldn't be from lawyer fees, it will be from my success in life and I could purchase another Mercedes for him through a act of kindness. He also said that as long as i would do good with my life he would always support me, but as long as I was being irresponsible, to loose his number. At that point he contributed to the biggest turn around in my life. Were I'm from 1 out of every 6 people get incarcerated, after released they return back to prison within 3 years. I've lost so many friends and family members due to the violence in the community that I grew up in. But because of the that conversation that Mr. Bernstein, I think before I make decisions and if I was of any irresponsible fault, I knew that I couldn't call Mr. Bernstein. That's when I realize that I trust him with my freedom and my life. I thank God for Mr. Gary because when I was 21 years old he seen something in me that I couldn't see in myself. I didn't become another statistic from my community. Now I made it to be 36 years old, I was able to resign from my job of 10 years to start my own business, I celebrate 11 years married this July, I have to wonderful kids, I'm a Deacon at my church, and Im able to mentor, employ, and help kids that's just like I was and I tell them all about my relationship with Mr. Gary also what it took to change my life. He also have been a advisor/ life coach to me and he have kept his word when he said that he will support me as long as I'm doing right with my life. This is why I'm led to believe that he is one of the biggest contributors to the quality of life that I live today.
Posted by anonymous
Gary is an extremely skilled professional who is not only "good on his feet" but introduces angles to the case that the average lawyer might not even have considered. During my first telephone contact with him, he seemed very abrupt and somewhat aloof, but I believe that was born of a heavy case load and time management issues, not of disinterest. In my case, which was a DUI, he quickly assessed the steps I needed to take immediately, which proved very beneficial. The day before I was to appear in court he focused full attention on my situation and was totally supportive prior to my appearance before the judge. Once in court, his arguments on my behalf resulted in a much reduced sentence, much to my relief.
In addition to his legal skills, Gary is a kind and concerned individual and I would not hesitate to ask him for a referral should I need a lawyer in another venue.
Posted by Richard
Gary is not just a great lawyer. He is a great person. He not only took a special interest in my case, he also was interested in my life. Gary represented me in a DUI case. He made sure I got the help I needed for my alcohol problem and PTSD. Gary also, by the way, got me the best possible outcome in court. He did not just get me out of a jackpot he helped me change my life.
I consider Gary a friend and yes, a great lawyer.