Jedidiah M. Bernstein
Direct: (646) 435-9439

Jedidiah Bernstein defends the insureds of various insurance companies against personal injury and property damage claims. He also defends and advises common carriers, building owners, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and other companies.

Prior to joining Shafer Partners, LLP, Mr. Bernstein practiced at national insurance defense firms. Before that, he was a post-graduate fellow in the Labor Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. During law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lisa D. Sirkin of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and engaged in internships with the Kings County Supreme Court and the Social Security Administration. He also provided legal advice to small businesses through the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (“BLIP”) Clinic.

Practice Areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate Practice; Automobile Liability; Commercial and Business Litigation; Construction Liability; Corporate Counsel; General Liability; Insurance Coverage; Labor Law; Premises Liability; Products Liability Defense; Security Company Liability; Transportation; and Workers’ Compensation Defense.

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Binghamton University, B.A., cum laude

Admitted to the Bar:
New Jersey
New York
Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
District of New Jersey

Honors and Awards:
Member, Brooklyn Journal of International Law; Super Lawyers, Top Rated Civil Litigation Defense Attorney, Rising Star, from 2016 through 2018. The Super Lawyers Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.

“Defending Against ‘Reptile Theory’ Trial Strategy in Tort Litigation,” New York Law Journal, November 13, 2017; “Tips for a Startup Manufacturer in Negotiating Vendor Contracts,” JD Supra, May 16, 2017; “Fly with the Eagles: Defeat the Reptile,” The Transportation Lawyer, February 2015

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