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IngaThis year, Attorney Inga Bernstein is being recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers (link to the full list) and one of the Top 100 Lawyers (link to the full list) in Massachusetts. Inga has received recognitions from Super Lawyers since 2004. Click here (link to bio) to read more about her practice.

Netflix‘s latest docuseries “Trial 4” chronicles the wrongful conviction of Sean Ellis, who was represented by Zalkind Law’s Norman S. Zalkind and David Duncan in the three criminal trials that were infected by police corruption and systemic racism.

Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is proud to announce that the firm has been named in US News’ “Best Law Firms” for yet another year! This 2021 accolade ranks the firm as Metro Tier 1 in three separate categories: Criminal Defense – General Practice, Criminal Defense – White Collar, and Employment – Individuals, and in Metro Tier 3 in Education Law. CONTINUE READING ›

Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that Katherine Dullea and Caroline Davis have joined the firm as associates. Katherine and Caroline work on our criminal defense, employment law, and students’ rights cases. CONTINUE READING ›

We are pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. We would also like to congratulate four of our attorneys for being selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Only up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Please join us in congratulating the following attorneys who have been selected as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” this year.

The Commonwealth dropped all charges in an 8-count Superior Court firearms case after Emma Quinn-Judge prevailed on a motion to suppress. The court ordered all evidence in the case suppressed because the police unlawfully stopped and searched the motor vehicle in which Emma’s client was traveling.

Bernstein-headshot-horizontalAttorney Inga Bernstein received the 2020 Top Women of Law award from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes women lawyers who are “pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models.” Click here to see a full list of the 2020 recipients.

Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is proud to announce that Attorneys Inga Bernstein, David Duncan, Elizabeth Lunt, Ruth O’Meara-Costello, Emma Quinn-Judge, Monica Shah, Rachel Stroup, and Norman Zalkind are listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession and rates attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Congratulations to all!

On August 7, 2020, Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein attorneys submitted testimony to the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development in support of a bill to assist working parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, S. 2869, would grant job protection to parents who cannot work during the current state of emergency due to a lack of childcare. The bill would also ensure that parents who are out of work because of a lack of childcare receive unemployment benefits. The firm’s testimony highlighted the difficulty parents face in trying to continue to work while schools and daycares are closed, and the disproportionate effect the pandemic is having on women’s ability to participate in the workforce. The firm strongly urges the legislature to pass the bill and provide protections to working parents in the Commonwealth.

The firm’s testimony can be read here.

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