Counselor - Honorable Mark I. Bernstein (Ret.)
Judge Mark I. Bernstein served as a judge of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania from April 1987 to October 2016. After almost 30 years on the bench, he has entered private practice, performing mediation, arbitration, case consultation, and expert evaluation services. He is certified as an American Arbitration Association mediator.
While on the bench, Judge Bernstein resolved over 10,000 cases as a Major Jury, Class Action, or Commerce Court team leader. He also presided over more than 500 trials including a vast assortment of tort, commercial, class action, and mass tort cases. He brings this depth of experience to the valuation and resolution of civil litigation.
Judge Bernstein writes extensively on the law, particularly in the area of expert testimony. He is the author of comprehensive comments on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence. He teaches evidence and civil procedure on the faculty of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University.