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Bradford S. Bernstein

Bradford S. Bernstein

Brad Bernstein is a principal in the Rockville office of Miles & Stockbridge. A lifetime resident of Montgomery County, Brad represents individuals and businesses of all sizes. A seasoned trial lawyer, Brad was named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Maryland in 2015, 2018 and 2019. Prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge in 1999, Brad served as a law clerk for the Honorable S. Michael Pincus in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.

Brad is very active in the legal community. Brad was recently the President of the Montgomery County Inns of Court and the Chair of the Judicial Selections Committee for the Montgomery County Bar Association. Brad is on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Bar Foundation and for the past fourteen (14) years, Brad has been the Chair of the Montgomery County High School Mock Trial Competition.

Brad received his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University School of Law, where he graduated with Honors. Brad obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also graduated cum laude, and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Brad is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest level of professional excellence), was selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer and D.C. Super Lawyer for 2013 through the present date in the areas of Business Litigation and Real Estate, and has been recognized as a Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation: The Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2016 through the present date.

Affiliations & Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • Maryland State Bar Association: Young Lawyers Section, Chairperson of Nominations Committee (2003-2005); Sixth Circuit Representative (2001-2006)

  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation Treasurer (2012-2013); Montgomery County Bar Association Treasurer (2011-2012); Executive Committee (2005-2007; 2008-2012; 2018-present); Presidents Citation for Outstanding Service to the Bar Foundation in 2009; Chairperson of the High School Mock Trial Competition (2005-present); Chair of Strategic Planning Committee (2012-present); Chair of the Judicial Selections Committee (2014-present); Member of the Endowment Committee (2012-present); Sponsorship Chair of the Fall Outing Committee (2005-2013); Annual Meeting Committee Chair (2011); Commercial Litigation Section (2002-present); Real Estate Section (2001-present); Youth Courthouse Project (2008); Bar Foundation Community Service Award (2006 and 2007); Chair of the District Court Mediation Program (2001-2004); District Court Bar/Bench Committee (2002-2005); Committee Chair of the Year for the Bar Association (2004)

  • Montgomery County Inns of Court: Associate Member (1998-2001); Barrister Member (2002-2005; 2006-2012); Masters of the Bench (2012-present), Executive Committee (2010-present); Treasurer (2011-2014); President-Elect (2014-2015); President (2015-2016)


  • Benchmark Litigation: The Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys; Listed as a Future Star (2010-2015); Listed as Litigation Star (2016-present)

  • Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Commercial Litigation (2020)

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent® Rated

  • Maryland Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Business Litigation, Real Estate (2011-2012)

  • Maryland Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Business Litigation (2013-2019); Named among the Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers (2015, 2018-2019)

  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Business Litigation (2013-2019)

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