Andrew M. J. Bernstein

Andrew M. J. Bernstein is an experienced and well-respected federal and state criminal defense attorney. He is an extremely zealous advocate, with a truly likable nature, which makes Andrew stand out as a trial attorney and negotiator. Andrew has represented more than 2,000 individuals in federal and state court and has tried many criminal cases to verdict, ranging from violent felony offenses to traffic infractions.

Due to his strong reputation, attorneys in other areas of law often refer their client’s criminal matters to Andrew. Clients appreciate his level of personal attention and discretion.

Prior to entering private practice, Andrew was a Trial Attorney at The Legal Aid Society of Manhattan. After four years with The Legal Aid Society, Andrew co-founded Bernstein & Clarke PLLC, and is a founding member of Bernstein Clarke & Moskovitz PLLC. 


Touro Law School, J.D. cum laude 2011 (Editor-in-Chief, Moot Court Honors Society; 2009 Touro Law School Moot Court Competition, 1st Place; Top Student in Study of Advanced Criminal Law, Research Assistant to Distinguished Professor of Law Richard Klein; Revson Public Interest Law Fellow)

The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. (Crime, Law, and Justice) 2006


New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


2017 Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Criminal Defense (New York Metro Area)
Premier Top 100 Trial Attorneys in the State of New York, American Academy of Trial Attorneys (2015, 2016)
Premiere Practitioner in the Field of Criminal Trial Attorneys in the State of New York, American Academy of Trial Attorneys (2015, 2016)
Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award, Touro Law School (2014)


Southern District Criminal Justice Act Mentorship Program, Member
New York State Associates of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College of DUI Defense
New York State Bar Association
Eileen M. Burke Foundation, Board Member