Jonathan M. Bernstein: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Jonathan M. Bernstein

Albany,  NY  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Municipal and Governmental Liability
  • Constitutional Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Appellate
Contact InfoTelephone: 518.935.4240
Fax: 518.463.5420
University University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 1996
Law SchoolBrooklyn Law School, J.D., 2002 Former Assistant Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review
Admitted2003, New York; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

•Defense Research Institute: Government Liability (Court Reporter Correspondent)

BornNew York, New York, March 14, 1974

Jonathan Bernstein, a partner in the firm's Albany office, concentrates his practice in municipal liability, general litigation, professional liability, appellate advocacy, and defending civil rights and employment discrimination suits. He has defended government agencies, elected officials, police officers, corrections officers, as well as numerous counties and local governments in civil rights suits in federal and state courts. His professional liability experience includes representing accountants and lawyers in malpractice lawsuits. Jon has handled appeals before New York's appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has also tried cases to verdict in state and federal court.

Before joining Goldberg Segalla, Jon served as a confidential clerk for the New York Court of Appeals from 2002 to 2004.

Jon is the editor of Goldberg Segalla's Government Liability, Civil Rights, and Labor and Employment newsletter.

Civic Activities

•Member, Town of Sand Lake Planning Board


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2015


•Speaker, Dealing with eDiscovery Motions and Legal Holds on Electronic Records, CASSNY, April 7, 2015
•Co-Author, Government Tort Caps, Immunity, and Liability State-by-State Compendium , Defense Research Institute, 2014
•Co-Author, “Examining the 'Free' in Free Public Services Doctrine, ” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, July 2013
•Author, “Citizens United Explored From A Different Perspective, ” The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, May 2010
•Co-Author, “Timeless Guideposts For Effective Corporate Governance, ” FDCC Quarterly, Spring 2009
•Author, “School Limiting Student Speech Held Constitutionally Permissible, ” The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, March 2009
•Presenter, “Perspectives When Preparing For The Automobile Claim: From Claim Stage Through Discovery And Trial, ” NYSBA Keeping Current With Automobile Litigation CLE Seminar, September 2008
•Author, “U.S. Supreme Court Upholds New York's System For Electing Judges, ” The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, April 2008
•Co-Author, “Municipal Strip Search Policy And The Law, ” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, June 2007
•Author, “U.S. Supreme Court Limits Remedy Available For Knock-And-Announce Violation, ” The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, February 2007
•Co-Author, “New York Court Of Appeals Rejects The Product Line Exception To Successor Corporate Liability, ” New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal, Winter 2007
•Author, “Government Can Be Held Liable Under FTCA For Postal Employee's Negligence, ” The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, June 2006
•Co-Author, “A Practitioner's Guide To Use Of The PLRA In Federal Civil Rights Actions, ” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, April 2006
•Author, “United States Supreme Court Issues Groundbreaking Decision On Government's Use of Eminent Domain, ” The Whisper, Defense Research Institute, October 2005

Prior Experience

•New York State Court of Appeals, Confidential Clerk, 2002-2004


•Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014
•Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013
•Goldberg Segalla Announces 2011 Promotions
January 3, 2011

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Office Information

Jonathan M. Bernstein

8 Southwoods Boulevard, Suite 300
AlbanyNY 12211-2364


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