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Jessica Bernstein

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

Ms. Bernstein’s practice focuses on criminal defense in the Austin, Texas area. 

She is available to provide quality representation in every sort of criminal charge, from a traffic ticket to a felony. 

She places a high priority on representing each and every client with honesty, compassion, and dedication. 

She believes in providing her clients with realistic expectations while fighting zealously for the best possible outcome. 

She will help you understand and navigate the difficulties of our flawed criminal justice system.

Many people find themselves enmeshed in the criminal justice system at a major low point in their lives. Ms. Bernstein takes the “counselor” in the title “attorney and counselor at law” seriously and strives to ensure that her clients find themselves at the conclusion of representation in a better overall position to move on and put this phase behind them. 

If this is the sort of criminal defense representation you are seeking, contact Ms. Bernstein today for a free consultation.


Law Office of Jessica Bernstein
404 W 13th St
Austin, TX, 78701

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Posted by Bob | May 12, 2020
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Founder Plate Temkin Brokerage
Jessica handled my sons very complicated criminal case. She did an excellent job with great communications to me at all times. The case went on for over a year and she was always available to me via phone text. I highly recommend her as a Criminal defense attorney. RTPLATE
Posted by Johnathan | March 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Incredible & Am Forever Grateful!
I cannot say enough about Jessica and the absolutely incredible work she does! I was recently faced with a quite complex legal situation and was going to be lucky to resolve it all and be out of jail within 60-90 days, however, a mere 10 days later Jessica helped get me home! She is the most punctual, dedicated, caring attorney I have ever retained. I arrived at jail and, less than two hours later, before they even had me completely booked in, Jessica was there meeting with me! Then, unexpectedly, she showed up at the jail a second time late SUNDAY evening to help obtain my release and to update me on everything going on! I've NEVER met an attorney that makes jail visits on Sunday evenings and that showed me all I needed to see regarding Jessica and her care and commitment to her client(s)/me. I HIGHLY recommend Mrs. Bernstein and will be forever grateful for all she has done to help me with my situation. Thank you Jessica! You rock!
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Posted by Nathan | April 5, 2018
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I'd hire Jessica Bernstein again a thousand times.
Jessica is an actual life saver. She went well above and far beyond the level of service I expected or that anyone probably deserves. She was very honest with me about the probabilities and realistic outcomes of my case. Her fees were more than fair, and she accepted payments even an Austin musician could manage. She craftily negotiated my case to an enormous victory for which I'll never be able to thank her enough. I'll, hopefully, never need a criminal defense lawyer again, but if I do, I'd hire Jessica Bernstein again a thousand times. If you or someone you know ever needs one, she is that one. She is, hands down, the best around.
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Posted by David | January 29, 2018
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I had no hope and she saved my life
When a friend introduced me to Jessica, within several hours she was at the jail going over my case with me, and she wanted to know everything about me from birth. She was very positive from the beginning, and she also recommended that I do 9 things. She said that she wanted to get it down to a misdemeanor. In 7 months I did that, and she was even more excited about how hard I worked. And without her, it would not have been a misdemeanor and 1 year probation. In the beginning I had no hope, and now everything is positive for me. If I need any more help, she is there for me!
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Posted by Robyn | September 2, 2017
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The GREATEST Lawyer in Austin
Jessica is absolutely amazing! I put my trust in her and she exceeded my expectations!! I recommend her above all others!! Jessica is highly educated, has great experience and awesome communication. If you need help, she's the one you can trust and rely on! Thank you so much, Jessica, for all you've done for me!
Posted by James | November 29, 2016
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Hire the best!
Jessica was amazing in handling my DWI charge. I was arrested Friday night on September 2014 and Monday I called her to set a meeting with her (I was recommended to Jessica by a good friend who went through a DWI charge also) We met on Wednesday at her office she looked at my case and said I had a good chance of beating the case. I didn't provide a breath or blood sample. I hired her that day and first thing she tells me is go to DPS and get another DL just to have on me. I would of never thought of that. Already caring for her clients needs from day one really impressed me and I knew then I hired a good lawyer. Just as stated before Jessica talked and walked me through the stages of the legal process and gave me my options and what she would recommend would be the best for me. She would always email me the dates of our court dates and gave me the info on the classes I needed to take care of and make a good impression on the judge and prosecutors. Jessica and I had to wait almost two years for my case to final closed and on May 2016 Jessica called and told me the prosecutors had a deal and it was a huge win for us, I couldn't believe the deal they offered me. Jessica did her best and got the best results for me. June 2016 we had our final court date and had to sign the paper work and agree to the deal and pay my fine. No probation, DWI charged dropped to a class c traffic ticket for illegal turn, and just the court costs and fine was paid that day. People she is really the best and knows her stuff. I cant count how many times I thanked her helping me get through is and getting those results for me. She really is the best DWI lawyer in Austin folks. If you ever get pulled for DWI don't hesitate one second and call her to defend you. She looks out for the best interests for you and cares for you as a person.
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Posted by Eric | October 18, 2016
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Great representation and highly respected attorney! She gets the job done right!
I had the misfortune of having to hire an attorney after I received my 3rd DWI charge. My second was reduced to obstruction but came back into play when I received my third. Yes... I was in BIG TOUBLE! Jessica was quick to act and showed up at the courthouse even before my booking was completed. Within HOURS, I was release on a bond. Even though the cards were against me, she managed to work with the courts and no, I didn't get off, but I did manage to get the best possible deal and did not have to do any jail time. Anyone who has ever been in legal trouble understand the stress and paranoia that comes with being in that kind of situation. She keeps her cool and helps you understand the situation and helps comfort you. She is highly respected by the court officers, judges and other attorneys. She is in constant communication with you about the situation, provides options and doesn't beat around the bush. She gets s**t done and taken care of without having to stress out and worry all the time. Even after my case was settled she still checks in on me and my family to make sure we are doing okay. I hope to never have to hire an attorney again, but if I do I am going to call Jessica!
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Posted by Robert | October 12, 2016
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Let Jessica Help You
Jessica walked me through the long process of facing and recovering, legally, from a DUI charge. From the very beginning Jessica explained each stage, perfectly, and was there for me throughout the many months that the process took to resolve. She always asked how I wanted to proceed and explained all my options at each stage. In the end, Jessica got the best results possible for me and the situation I put myself in.
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Posted by Lisa | October 3, 2016
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Amazing lawyer
She was amazing from start to finish. Her professional and caring nature is why I hired her. She got my case dismissed and I am thankful to her for that. If your looking for a dedicated lawyer to get the job done. Jessica is the one. I will recommend her to everyone. Thanks again for your top notch services. Lisa
Posted by Chris | June 7, 2016
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Great representation to have on your side
I had an unfortunate situation happen that required legal representation. Jessica was extremely helpful and always got back to me within 24 hours. She proactively worked on my case and achieved and exemplary result for me under the given circumstances. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
Posted by Michael | May 15, 2015
Very Good Lawyer
Jessica has been my lawyer since early 2014, she represented me in my DWI case in Austin TX. I was very satisfied with the outcome of that, additionally Jessica has helped me handle some additional issues that have arisen after, I had been harassed by an employee of Dallas County, who caused a great deal of issues. In one day Jessica put an end to this. She has always gone above and beyond for me and I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2015
Excellent DWI/Criminal Lawyer who will fight for you!
I was lucky to have Jessica Bernstein as my lawyer during a case. She fought for me relentlessly, she knew her facts, the law and the exact plan of action for my case. She went above and beyond sending me research about other similar cases so I would know what to expect and what I could do in the meantime. This was vital to me as I had no criminal record this was a first offense and I was scared and clueless in this process. She got my case dropped and I know it because of her dedication to my case. If your looking for someone to have your back and not just take another case then Ms. Bernstein is the lady to call. She clearly cares about each and every client and knows the Law! 5 stars isn't enough!
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Posted by Peter F. | March 29, 2014
Best DWI lawyer ever.
Jessica represented me for a DWI walk through and also the court appearance. She stayed with me every step of the way even when the officer stated she could get going. In court she demanded the best possible outcome. She pays special attention to every detail. The consultation was free and she even told me to call for advice before the DPS hearing takes place for coaching. I would give my highest recommendation of all lawyers that have ever represented me.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Batrice Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Intern
  • Travis County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office Of Jamie Balagia
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Law clerk
  • U.S. Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Houston Police Department Crime Lab Review Panel
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • Bachelor's
  • 2007


  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • American Journal of Criminal Law
  • Manuscript Editor
  • 2009 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Jessica
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bernstein works tirelessly to provide tough and sincere representation to her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jessica since I began my law career and she has always shown to be the epitome of professionalism. Recently, I have had the chance to join forces with her on a difficult case and could not think of a better partner to get the job done. I absolutely endorse this lawyer as she is a credit to our community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is a knowledgeable and passionate attorney, and her advice to me has been invaluable in my practice. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Jessica for several years and worked with her more than once. What really stands out about Jessica is her relentless preparation. She keeps her tools sharp. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her."
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Jessica Bernstein
Jessica Bernstein
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 12 years
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