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Justin Michael Berlin

Litigation Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    40%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

    12 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

    12 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

    12 years, 50 cases

  4. Animal and dog bites
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

  5. Business
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

  6. Car accident
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

  7. Civil rights
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

  8. Constitutional
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

  9. Contracts and agreements
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

  10. DUI and DWI
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

  11. Defective and dangerous products
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

  12. Slip and fall accident
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

  13. Trucking accident
    1%
    Personal Injury - Accidents - Criminal Defense - DUI - Misdemeanor - Felony - General Litigation - Trial Support

 

Justin M. Berlin was born in New York, but after his family relocated to sunny South Florida, he grew up in Coral Springs. A product of public schools, Justin found his passion for public speaking at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. After he and his debate team won the State Championships, Justin's career in advocacy was all but cemented.

Justin received a full scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he served as the President of their international relations debate team. Justin graduated with honors and a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Before entering law school, Berlin worked in Washington, D.C. for senior United States Senator Bill Nelson of Florida. Justin continued his education at the University of Florida to obtain his Juris Doctor.

While in law school, Justin served on the editorial board of the Journal of Law & Public Policy, as a Teacher's Assistant for both Trial Practice and Legal Writing/Appellate Advocacy, and as a representative to the Law College Council. Before graduating with honors, Berlin received special permission from the Florida Supreme Court to prosecute cases as a Certified Legal Intern with the State Attorney's Office in Gainesville, Florida. Justin also worked for Three Rivers Legal Aid, and alongside in-house counsel for Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Before co-founding the law firm of Hancock & Berlin, P.A. with his friend and partner Kelly Hancock, Berlin served as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County. Justin prosecuted thousands of cases in front of over a dozen uniquely different Judges. He has argued over 30 jury trials, innumerable bench trials, and countless substantive motions. Berlin handled everything from traffic criminal cases to first degree felonies punishable by life in prison. In his spare time, Justin enjoys trying new food, being in good company, and staying involved in his great community.

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Location

Hancock & Berlin, P.A.
12 SE 7th Street, Suite 701
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Kameliah | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!!
He helped me with my case 100%. He made everything clear and got me the best deal I could have gotten for my situation. He kept in contact, kept me updated and was absolutely amazing in court. I’m truly grateful.
Posted by Yovany Flores | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service!
Always available, stays in contact, great person, and great results! Thank you for all your help through out the years!
Posted by Dwayne B. | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
good
good lawyer take my word walmart mest up my vehicle transmission after i went in for a oil change and didnt want to pay and this guy got me all my money for a new transmission and also all my rental expenses for the time my vehicle was getting repaired.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hancock & Berlin, P.A.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney for the 17th Circuit (Broward)
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Office of the State Attorney for the 8th Circuit (Gainesville)
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • Three Rivers Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legislative Intern
  • U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Slip and Fall Settled for $190,000
  • Win
  • Misdemeanor Battery Dismissed at Trial
  • Win
  • Car Accident Victim Got Paid for his Shoulder Injury
  • Win
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Associations

  • Tower Club Fort Lauderdale
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Leadership Broward Foundation
  • Emerge Broward
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar, United States, Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Siperstein's Introduction to Law Class
  • Police Encounters
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (14)
Endorse Justin
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is an exceptional attorney who advocates zealously for his clients. I endorse him without hesitation!"
Litigation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a smart talented attorney. He is skilled to get a personal injury victim the most amount of money possible and a great criminal lawyer. Justin is who I send all my Broward cases to. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Berlin is a bright and zealous advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is a skilled and respected trial attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable in the rules of evidence and he utilizes his talents to attain favorable outcomes for his clients. I highly recommend Justin."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Justin for many years. He is a hard worker and a talented trial lawyer. If my clients ever have a need for a trial lawyer in Southeast Florida I would refer matters to Justin without hesitation."
General practice Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Berlin excelled academically at the University of Florida and is an intelligent and confident individual. He will be an asset to any client."
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