Criminal Defense

If you have been arrested for a felony or misdemeanor in State or Federal Court, B.J. Bernstein stands ready to take on your case.

She has extensive trial experience with over 100 jury trials in State and Federal Court in her long career.   She has tried all types of offenses from serious felonies such as  Murder, White Collar Fraud, Armed Robbery as well as tried misdemeanor crimes.

In addition to trial work, B.J. is a seasoned Appellate lawyer having  successfully handled appeals in the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many of her appeals not only impacted her client’s life but also paved the way for significant changes in the law.

If you find yourself in a high profile media situation, B.J. Bernstein has experience from managing the difficulties brought about finding your case in the public spotlight.  She is very media savvy and has prevailed for her clients under the media glare. From a trial she defended in a shaken baby case when an innocent client was acquitted of charges that was televised on COURT TV, to adeptly handling the case of Genarlow Wilson that dominated the national press B.J. can advise.