Stuart Bernstein. Accomplished New York State litigator and well-respected trial attorney.

Stuart Bernstein


Commercial Litigation, Civil Rights
New York, New York

With nearly three decades of experience practicing law in the State of New York, Stuart Bernstein is an accomplished litigator and well-respected trial attorney, and is regarded as a lawyer’s lawyer. He concentrates in matters including civil rights, partnership and corporate disputes, professional malpractice, mass tort and class action litigation. In addition to his trial practice, Stuart has extensive experience in representing clients at private mediation.

During his legal career, Stuart served the People of the State of New York for over eight years as a New York County Assistant District Attorney under the leadership of the Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau. Stuart also served as a Prosecutor for the Office of the New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor where he conducted numerous trials concerning high-level narcotics prosecution, including organized crime and gang related matters. As a Senior Supervising Attorney in the District Attorney’s Office, he oversaw long-term investigations into multinational narcotics production and distribution cartels.

As a partner for the past 10 years in a prominent New York City firm, Stuart has successfully represented major New York Hospitals, physicians, partnerships and corporations in a wide range of litigation issues.

Most recently, in a case of first impression in the State of New York, Bernstein secured a defense verdict on a complex matter involving claims of negligence, malpractice and loss of consortium claims, stemming from allegations dating back an incredible 25 years.

Bernstein received his Juris Doctor degree in 1990 from St. John’s School of Law where he obtained Dean’s List status. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987.


  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., Dean’s List
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A.


  • New York
  • NY – District Attorney’s Office