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Jay Harold Bernstein

Jay Harold Bernstein

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Connecticut, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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A Passion for Justice; The Experience to Win. My goal is to protect your rights to statutory mandated health care, for all NJ Workers, injured on the job. It is a basic HUMAN RIGHT!
Contact Jay H. Bernstein 24 hours at 201 519-6785 for a free consultation or call our office at 973-623-0100 to set up a free appointment in Newark N.J. *** Jay H. Bernstein manages the Workers' Compensation practice of Kirsch, Gelband, & Stone, in Newark N.J, specializing in Emergency Motions for Medical Treatment and Surgery, with hundreds of successful court orders for emergency surgery and medical treatment. His practice also includes Social Security Disabilty law and appallate practice (pro bono criminal constitutional law for the N.J. Public Defender).

Mr. Bernstein, who has practiced for nearly 20 years, has represented thousands of injured workers throughout New Jersey, and has been named by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Workers' Compensation attorney, a distiction held by less than 5% of attorneys throughout the State.

Mr. Bernstein served as a legal clerk for the Ministry of Justice, State of Israel, in Jerusalem; a legal intern for Congressman Torricelli, in the U.S. Congress; and as a Legal Aid Attorney, representing homeless children and families in Trenton, N.J. Mr. Bernstein received a Commendation for Superior Performance from the Trial Defense Service of the United States Army, JAG Corps, Ft. Knox, Kentucky,

and a commendation for Volunteer Service in the First Gulf War from the State of Israel.

Jay is a an original founding member of the NJ Mass Disaster Legal Response Program, which has served families of the 9/11 Terror attack, and Hurricane and flood victims in the region, giving free legal aid and services.

Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. | International Law
University of Pennsylvania
Minor | Russian Language
University of Rochester
B.A. | History
Brandeis University
Minor | Archeology, Intellectual History, Junior Year Abroad - Jerusalem, Israel
Professional Experience
Head of Workers' Compensation Dept.
Kirsch, Gelband, Stone PC
- Current
Director Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Section.
Articles & Publications
Failed Healthcare under NJ Workers' Compensation
Rutgers Law Record/ Online Law Review
Certified as a Workers' Compensation Attorney
Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey
Commendation by the Governor of NJ/ Pro Bono Volunteer- 9/11.
NJ Mass Disaster Legal Response Team: Sept 11 Terror Attack.
Jay Bernstein received a commendation from the Governor of N.J., presented by the Chief Justice of the NJ Supreme Court and the NJ Bar Association; for leading efforts to aid families and victims of the World Trade Center Attack, 9/11. The NJ Mass Disaster Legal Response team helped the more that 750 New Jersey families cope with the aftermath of the terror horror.
Commendation for Volunteer Work in Israel, 1991 Gulf War.
Israeli Defense Force
Presented by the Minister of Defense, Israel.
Commendation for Superior Performance, Trial Defense Service
United States Army, Judge Advocate General Corps
Commendation for Superior Performance, Trial Defense Service, JAG Corps, US Army, Ft. Knox, KY, 1986. US Army JAG Corps Legal Intern, Legal Writing Award. The oldest and largest law firm in the United States; the JAG Corps, US Army.
Professional Associations
Volunteers for Israel
Legal Counsel, Exec. Board Member, Recording Secretary
- Current
New Jersey Association for Justice
Workers Compensation Commitee
- Current
Association of Trial Lawyers- ATLA.
Workers Comp. Section
- Current
Activities: Workers Compensation Section. Advocate for change and Law Reform in Trenton.
Mass Disaster Quick Reaction Team, N.J. Bar Association
Founding Member
- Current
NJ Bar Association- Mass Disaster Legal Response Team.
Founding Member
- Current
Activities: Provide emergency legal representation for free, to victims of natural disasters, fires, hurricanes, floods, terror attacks, etc.. work with red cross, and state police to provide accurate, free, immediate legal advice to citizens of New Jersey.
Volunteers for Israel
Legal Counsel and Secretary
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
New Jersey
  • Free Consultation
Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
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Contact & Map
17 Academy St., Suite 707
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: (201) 519-6785