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Eric S. Bernhardt

Partner

Eric S. Bernhardt

Partner

Eric is a partner in the firm’s Buffalo office.  He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law.  After practicing law in California for five years, he returned to Buffalo in 2007, where he worked for a prominent Buffalo firm.  He joined Smith Sovik in 2015.  A successful trial lawyer and appellate advocate, Eric handles all types of litigation matters including the defense of labor law, product liability, professional and medical malpractice, trucking, and general negligence/insurance cases.  Eric has been named an Upstate New York “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the past two years.

Eric is committed to Buffalo and the Western New York community.  He currently serves as an officer on the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth Zion, where his children are the fifth generation of his family to belong to the Synagogue.

 

Education

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, B.S. cum laude, 1999

Admissions

  • Admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Western District Bankruptcy Court
  • Also admitted to practice before all Courts of the State of California (inactive)

Memberships

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association