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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


I contacted Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein Law in April 2018 to get help for my son on an education-related matter. We worked primarily with Zoraida Fernandez, an Associate, and when needed met with Ruth O'Meara-Costello, a Partner. Zoraida was excellent. The whole process was emotionally exhausting and depressing and Zoraida was the only bright light in all of it. She was realistic with us from the very beginning, could not promise anything, but the outcome was better than we even hoped. She was professional, diligent, strategic, compassionate, prompt. She always responded to emails within a few hours. But she was also brief and to the point- I always thought to be considerate and minimize legal costs. I can't imagine going through the process without having she and Ruth to represent my son. Unfortunately it was a long process (because of the school not the firm) with final resolution in February 2019. I believe the outcome would have been much different without excellent representation. I am so grateful to Zoraida and highly recommend her personally as well as her firm.

- Nancy O


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.