Brenda Joy (B.J.) Bernstein

Brenda Joy (B.J.) Bernstein in her 30 years of the practice of law has professionally and persuasively advocated for her clients. Her trial work as both a criminal defense lawyer and in civil personal injury cases has led to her recognition as one of the top trial lawyers in Georgia and numerous awards for her commitment to justice.

She has been recognized every year since 2008 as a Georgia Super Lawyer, including designations as one of the top 100 lawyers in Georgia and one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers. Georgia Trend Magazine had named her to it’s Legal Elite list and profiled her as one of six of Georgia’s “Power Women.”

B.J. is 1987 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and received her B.A. in history from Emory University.  

B.J.  has tried over 100 jury trials in her career as well as handling a number of appellate cases that have changed the law on numerous issues. She is a savvy negotiator as well. 

B.J. has appeared as a legal commentator on television and radio including CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, V-103 and 640 WGST.

B.J. has received many prestigious awards including the John Jay College Justice Award; the Distinguished Service Scroll Award from the University of Georgia School of Law ( the highest award for alumni of the law school) ; Atlanta NAACP Jondelle Johnson Freedom Award; the SCLC-Women Drum Major of Justice Award; Emory University School of Business and Rollins School of Public Health Martin Luther King Service Day Award; special recognition from the Atlanta Gate City Bar Association. 

B.J. believes her personal passions and interests makes her an even better lawyer and consultant. B.J. is committed to a healthy  lifestyle and has struggled as many people do to get there. She shares this journey and her passion for healthy and raw "cooking" and food styling with classes and instagram posts as another way to make the world a little better.

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