Edward M. Bernstein
|Edward M. Bernstein|
|Born||June 4, 1949 (age 65)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., Winnetka, Illinois, Manhattan, New York|
Bernstein moved to Southern Nevada in 1976, where he took a job in Las Vegas as a public defender. He started his own private practice, Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, where he found most of his success. His law firm, started when Las Vegas was still a small gaming boomtown, and later represented many high-profile cases in Nevada, which brought about much of his regional fame. Bernstein used this fame to champion many causes including MADD (where he introduced the first Red-Ribbon Campaign which garnered national attention later) and the Anti-Defamation League, The Cleveland Clinic, as well as the Clark County School Districr. He has represented clients in major cases in Las Vegas as the MGM and Hilton Fires, the Pepcon explosion as well as the hepatitis outbreak at the Endoscopy clinic. In the hepatitis case Bernstein's firm obtained one of the highest verdicts in Nevada history of $104,000,000. He has also played an instrumental role in advocating funds and awareness for Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, a charity that has a personal interest for him since his daughter was diagnosed with the disease. He has served as a Judge pro tem in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas as well as a State hearing officer for the Dept.of Administration. He has also served on various Nevada Supreme Court committees, U.S. District Court and Nevada State Bar Committees. He was also a member of the Nevada Psychology Board.
He currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife Claudia and three daughters: Dana, Eden and Elana.
The Ed Bernstein Show
Even with a busy law practice, Ed Bernstein hosts the state of Nevada's longest-running television show. The Ed Bernstein Show is a talk show that has featured such noteworthy guests as former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, former boxing great George Foreman, actor Anthony Hopkins, CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer, as well as a bevy of entertainers such as Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Urich, Regis Philbin, Leslie Nielsen, and many more. He shares his name with the main character in R.J Ellory's 'City of Lies' novel.
Admitted to Practice
- New Jersey Supreme Court
- Nevada Gaming Commission
- Supreme Court of Nevada
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the District of Nevada
- United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States
Honors and awards
- Community Heroes Award - National Conference of Christians and Jews
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award
- Professionalism Award - Clark County Bar Association
- Citizens Committee on Victims' Rights Award
- The American Muslim Women of Nevada Community Service Award
- The Executive of the Year - Professional Secretaries International
- Distinguished Men in Southern Nevada
- Community Achievement - Women's American ORT
- Outstanding Young Men of America