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Eric Bernstein, Associate Attorney

Atlanta DUI Lawyers | Georgia DUI Law

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After years of representing indigent clients in matters ranging from traffic crimes to murder as an Assistant Public Defender, Eric Bernstein has transitioned into private criminal defense in the Metro Atlanta area and well beyond. Trained for years by some of the most respected criminal defense attorneys in the business, Mr. Bernstein incorporates his trial skills and negotiation techniques on a daily basis with George Creal Jr., P.C. He has helped clients obtain justice in dozens of counties and municipalities all over the state of Georgia. Mr. Bernstein has also tried cases ranging from murder to DUI. While specializing in DUI defense, Mr. Bernstein also handles major and minor drug offenses, probation, and felony cases. His unparalleled dedication to those whom he represents is demonstrated by the positive reviews and comments received from former clients. An attorney who refuses to be pushed around in the courtroom, Mr. Bernstein will stand up and fight for you in a court of law.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Ferguson Firm, Atlanta, GA

Associate Attorney, January 2013-April 2013

  • Represent clients from arrest to disposition in all types of misdemeanor and felony matters.

Miami Dade County Public Defender, Miami, FL

Assistant Public Defender, Felony Division, May 2008-December 14, 2012

  • Tried life, first, second, and third degree felony cases, 18 in total.
  • As an “A” attorney, represented clients charged with first degree felonies punishable by life in prison.
  • Responsible for the management and oversight of up to 150 felony trial cases at a time.
  • Deposed over 1500 witnesses, including experts, and conducted client interviews.
  • Researched, prepared, and argued various legal motions, including motions to suppress evidence and dismiss cases.
  • Handled cases involving forensic evidence such as fingerprints, ballistics, and DNA.

Miami Dade County Public Defender, Miami, FL

Assistant Public Defender, Early Representation, Juvenile, and Misdemeanor Divisions, September 2006-May 2008

  • Represented clients pre-arraignment on all felony legal matters.
  • Handled a caseload that was consistently a minimum of 100 cases.
  • Deposed witnesses and conducted client interviews.
  • Argued motions for custody release, bond reduction, and house arrest.
  • Tried misdemeanor and felony cases, handled mental health cases.
  • Drafted various legal motions, including motions to suppress evidence and dismiss cases.
  • Was the jail division traffic attorney representing in-custody clients.
  • Legal Intern, June 2005-September 2005
  • Conducted client interviews, depositions, and legal research.

EDUCATION

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL

  • Juris Doctor, May 2006
  • GPA: 3.171

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude, May 2003
  • Member of Honors Program
  • GPA: 3.6

Bar Membership and Professional Associations

  • Florida Bar, 2007
  • Georgia Bar, 2009
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2013-present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2006-present