Client Reviews

When faced with an imminent legal hearing on university-related charges, we reached out to Zalkind, Duncan & Bernstein on a recommendation from a colleague. We were fortunate to have David Russcol present at the hearing the very next morning and throughout the entire course of the proceedings with both the school and the court. His advice was thoughtful, balanced, and practical and we greatly appreciated his efforts throughout our engagement. We would highly recommend him and his firm.

- Former Client

I had the good fortune to work with Rachel Stroup. She is an extraordinary listener and good counsel for planning strategy. My calls were answered immediately, as were my emails. I felt I was in the best of hands. Everyone should be so lucky to have a smart, experienced, caring lawyer such as Rachel supporting them.

- Client

I contacted Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein to assist with a Title IX case. From our initial conversation, Naomi Shatz had a strong understanding of Title IX policies and conducted each step of the process with professionalism, honesty and a responsiveness that did not disappoint. Ms. Shatz displayed confidence and just as important, compassion when needed. My family is grateful and blessed to have worked with her. I recommend Ms. Shatz and her team to anyone that seeks a firm who will fight for you.

- Former Client

I was highly satisfied with my experience working with Zalkind Duncan and Bernstein LLP. In addition to their top-notch legal expertise and professionalism, the lawyers have an unparalleled familiarity with the style of specific prosecutors and investigators, simply due to the sheer volume of cases they deal with. Having worked with the specific individuals relevant to my case multiple times previously, my lawyers were able to provide tailored advice that ultimately led to a favorable outcome.

- Former Client

I hired Mr. Duncan to deal with a very sensitive issue that my daughter had. Since the first contact, I had a very good impression of him. He transmitted confidence and appeared to know exactly what to do. I called and emailed him many times, he was polite and comprehensible with the anxiety of a father and appeared to know every step to solve the case. I strongly recommend Mr. Duncan.

- Flavio Lajoia

If you are reading this review, it means either you or a family member is in trouble and needs immediate legal counsel. Please know your search can end right now because Zalkind, Duncan & Bernstein is the law firm to hire. They are honest, responsive, compassionate and have the experience and expertise to bring you positive results. In February 2019, we were in the unfortunate situation of finding a law firm to represent our son with two Title IX cases at his university– one of which resulted in criminal charges. When we called Zalkind, Duncan & Bernstein, they immediately called us back and referred us to Attorney Naomi Shatz. Needless to say, this was a very scary and stressful time for us but as soon as Naomi took on the case, we felt immediate relief because it was so clear that she knew exactly what to do to. Naomi set reasonable expectations for the outcome and guided us step by step through the university’s process and the court proceedings. She kept us on track and positive. She always was available to answer our questions, respond to our emails and change her schedule at the last minute to attend numerous court hearings. Her extensive knowledge of the law provided us with several different options for proceeding based on decisions made by both the university and the court. Her hard work resulted a very positive outcome for our son which included a clean academic record and all charges dismissed. We will be forever grateful to Naomi for all the she did for us, as well as to David Duncan for his valuable input and to the rest of the Zalkind, Duncan & Bernstein team for their research and support behind the scenes. We never would have been able to get through this very difficult time in our lives without the experience and expertise of this law firm.

- Client

A friend highly recommended that I speak to the lawyers at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein for my employment case. I worked with Emma Quinn-Judge and Monica Shah. And from my first contact on the phone, on to my first meeting in their office and during the trial, I found them and the firm's entire team to be a group of consummate legal professionals who are very knowledgeable, patient, dedicated, fair, honest and caring. Their preparation with me for my trial was second to none. I believe their organization, detailed knowledge of the case and outstanding professionalism contributed to the victory we had in court.

I would not hesitate to use this law firm again or recommend them to anyone.

- Chantal C.

I am forever grateful to all the staff at this firm, but in particular, Ms. Shah, Mr. Zalkind and Mr. Silverglate. They represented my son who was being sought for extradition to Scotland. The case took years to fight, covering new legal ground, setting precedence. But each one of these legal eagles went above and beyond the duty of office: they provided our family emotional support, helped us navigate prison bureaucracy (at one point, I believe their intervention saved my son's life) and even coordinated legal initiatives with attorneys abroad. I highly recommend this firm, and I am glad to as I consider them my friends.

- Suzanne D.

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