Beth S. Bernstein

Beth S. Bernstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP
 | 650 Poydras, Suite 2105
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-526-4350
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (10%)
Attorney Profile

Member Beth Bernstein’s practice focuses on the defense of employers and insurance carriers under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, War Hazards Compensation Act, and Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. She represents national insurance companies, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and local marine brokers. As supported by the peer honors she has received, including Super Lawyers Rising Star and New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers, Beth has developed a reputation as one of the top attorneys in workers’ compensation law.

Beth is known for being creative and detail oriented in handling her clients’ claims, and prides herself in reaching resolutions that are both strategic and cost effective. She embraces frequent and consistent communication with her clients and focuses on being attuned to her clients’ needs. Her dedication to practicing in a manner that is both aggressive and professional allows her to achieve the best results for her clients.

Following graduation from Tulane Law School, Beth clerked for the Honorable Patrick M. Rosenow of the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. Here, she handled claims involving the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, Surface Transportation Assistance Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and Aviation Investment and Reform Act, as well as cases involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. This experience has given her in-depth knowledge of how the administrative courts function—the life of the claim, how judges tend to rule and the types of evidence given greatest weight—which is an advantage for her clients.

In her spare time, Beth enjoys reading and going to the beach with her husband and her dog, Ringeaux.

About Beth Bernstein

Admitted: 2008, Louisiana

Honors/Awards:

  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers – Workers’ Compensation Law (2015-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s International Shipping and Trade Association, Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member
  • DOL-Joint Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • LA/SPCA, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Moderator, “Managing Pain and the Opioid Crisis in America,” Loyola University College of Law, Annual Longshore Conference (2017)
  • Presenter, “Case Law Updates,” 72nd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, LHWCA, Jones Act & DBA Break Out Session (2017)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Intern, Honorable Fredericka Homberg Wicker and Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle (2007)
  • Clerk, Honorable Patrick M. Rosenow, United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges (2008)

Educational Background:

  • Tulane Graduate School, Master of Arts – Philosophy (M.A. 2004)
  • Tulane University – Newcomb College (B.A. 2003)
Office Location for Beth S. Bernstein

650 Poydras
Suite 2105
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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