Gary Bernstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Towson, MD

Gary S. Bernstein, P.A.
 | 215 Washington Ave, Suite 700
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-337-7770
Fax: 410-823-0610
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Gary Bernstein is the founder and owner of the Gary S. Bernstein, P.A., law firm in Towson, Maryland. A top-rated, award-winning trial attorney with more than 43 years of legal experience, Mr. Bernstein devotes his practice primarily to criminal law. He provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout the greater Baltimore metro region and surrounding areas who face charges for DUI and traffic-related offenses as well as drug crimes and any other type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

    Having once served as an Assistant State's Attorney in Baltimore, Mr. Bernstein has a unique insight into the criminal justice system, which enables him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused. A tenacious and formidable opponent in court, Mr. Bernstein even has "No Plea" on his license plates because he will not simply accept an offer from prosecutors, preferring instead to fight on behalf of his clients in court in order to secure the best possible outcome.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Bernstein has secured numerous acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for his defendant clients. He has also written extensively and conducted numerous continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics related to criminal law, DUI/DWI defense, field sobriety testing and more. In addition, he handles serious personal injury and wrongful death claims across his region, and he has earned a reputation for his aggressive approach toward securing the maximum amount of compensation for his plaintiff clients.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Bernstein holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America© and other peer sources as being among the top criminal defense and DWI/DUI attorneys in the country. Moreover, he has received “Superb” client ratings on Avvo along with numerous positive testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

    A 1972 graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. Bernstein obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1975. He has served on the board of directors of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association since 1995, and he is actively involved with many other local, state and national legal organizations.

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    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Gary Bernstein

    Admitted: 1975, Maryland

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    • AV Peer Review Related by Martindale-Hubbell, 1990
    • The Best Lawyers in America from 2008-2017 Super Lawyers 2007-2018.  I was selected by the Legislature and Rules Committee Chairman as the criminal defense attorney member to the Commission to Revise the Criminal Laws, and was appointed as it's representative to the Code Revision Committee.  
    • Maryland Super Lawyer Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, 2008-2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • I have been lecturing and teaching defense of DUI and criminal cases since 1981.  I have co-authored the Continuing Legal Education Publications used by lawyers and judges in Maryland.


    • I routinely blog about legal issues and cases I have tried.  You can follow it at, Blog, Legal- Criminal Defense

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    Office Location for Gary Bernstein

    215 Washington Ave
    Suite 700
    Towson, MD 21204

    Phone: 410-337-7770

    Fax: 410-823-0610

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    Last Updated: 7/1/2020

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