News + Insights from the Legal Team at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein


Inga Bernstein has filed a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court seeking review of the career offender provision of the United States Sentencing Guideline in a case which, if decided in her client’s favor, would have wide-sweeping ramifications for the thousands of people sentenced as career offenders each year and for the deference due to the Sentencing Commission’s Guideline commentary more generally.

Inga Bernstein and Naomi Shatz successfully represented a student in a Title IX proceedings, in which the student was found not responsible for any violations of law or policy.  (Naomi may be able to say this in a catchier fashion.  Also, we co-counseled this with Marty Weinberg — not entirely sure how to deal with that.  Don’t want to deprive him of credit but also don’t think it is appropriate to mention him specifically.

Inga Bernstein won the compassionate release of a client who faced three more years in jail, based on the COVID-19 conditions at the federal prison at which he was housed and the meritorious appellate claims Inga is pursuing on his behalf.

Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is proud to announce that David Russcol has joined the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2021. David will continue his litigation practice in Title IX matters, appellate advocacy, employment and other civil actions, and criminal defense. For more information about David’s background and experience, you may find his biography here.

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.

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