J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1993
B.A. in Political Science, University of Michigan, 1990
COURT AND BAR ADMISSIONS
State of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
HONORS AND AWARDS:
New York Super Lawyers (2015-2016)
Bradford (Brad) Bernstein, a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Brooklyn Law School, represents the second generation to oversee the Law Offices of Spar & Bernstein. Having joined the firm in 1993, and becoming partner in 1997, Brad assumed leadership when Harry Spar retired in 2000.
Brad has over twenty-five years of experience fighting on behalf of the rights of immigrants. Brad knows too well that immigrant rights mean more than a favorable ruling before a judge. In addition to legal bureaucratic hoops newcomers are asked to jump through, immigrants often face discrimination and violations of their social and civil liberties outside the courtroom. Wanting to address the multi-faceted sets of issues, Brad took to the radio waves of New York’s Tri-State area radio station WVIP (93.5 FM) in 1999 and hosted a daily one-hour radio show devoted to helping immigrants, lawful residents, and newly minted citizens. There, Brad answered legal questions posed from all over the United States for free, and effortlessly explained court rulings and other immigrant-related news and issues that deeply affected the population. Following a successful run of eighteen years on the radio, Brad has since taken to the digital space hosting a two-hour daily new media show.
Premiering October 16, 2017, Brad Show Live is a digital infotainment talk and legal advice show that is broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube weekdays Monday through Friday for two hours at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Brad Show Live highlights Brad’s extensive immigration knowledge by answering viewers' legal questions through live calls and social media interaction. Commentary, compelling interviews, eye-opening field segments and hilarious interactive games further engage the viewers. As the host of Brad Show Live, Brad takes a compassionate, straightforward, and humorous approach on immigration, civil rights, family unity, humanity, news, politics and social justice.
Brad estimates that he has assisted over 100,000 clients with their immigration issues in his law practice and has successfully answered in total over 500,000 (five hundred thousand) pro-bono immigration questions on his former radio show and his current hit show Brad Show Live. Whether work visas, green cards, investor visas, citizenship, deportation, or asylum, Brad has likely come across every imaginable immigration problem in his practice of law and his radio and digital show helping his clients, viewers and listeners to live better lives in America and achieve their American Dream.