Robert Bernstein is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Mr. Bernstein is in his 30th year of practicing law in California. During his career, he has defended clients in construction defect, real estate, premises liability, and personal injury/auto accident cases. He has also litigated land use and entitlement matters on behalf of residential and commercial developers. Mr. Bernstein’s construction litigation clients include national developers and general contractors, manufacturers and material suppliers, design professionals including architects and engineers, and trade contractors of many specialties.
Mr. Bernstein has extensive experience in representing clients in state and appellate courts throughout California. He has also appeared before governmental agencies including county supervisors, city councils, school districts and other county and local governmental organizations. Mr. Bernstein has successfully prosecuted and opposed many summary judgment and adjudication motions, discovery motions, and pre-trial motions, leading to outright dismissals or advantageous settlements on behalf of his clients. He has resolved hundreds of claims through motion, settlement, or decision.
Mr. Bernstein has spoken before insurance and industry groups on a variety of legal topics and has written extensively on developments in the law, including profiles of new laws and recent case decisions. He served for several years as editor and frequent contributor to the Update publication for the San Diego Defense Lawyers organization.
Mr. Bernstein obtained his J.D. from the University of San Diego in 1988, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he obtained a B.A. in History in 1985. He is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and several U.S. District Courts and is a member of the San Diego Defense Lawyers.
In his personal time, Mr. Bernstein enjoys golf, working out, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife, children, and dogs.
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