Josh Bernstein

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Josh Bernstein

Josh represents clients in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, with experience in commercial disputes, insurance matters, false advertising, professional liability, and landlord-tenant law. His practice includes all aspects of litigation from pre-suit risk consultation to extensive discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial, and appeal.

Prior to joining Gass Turek, Josh practiced with a large, Wisconsin-based firm, representing large and small businesses, insurers, and individuals in complex commercial disputes. His work often involved analyzing, identifying, managing, and mitigating liability exposure and litigation risk, often arising from high value life insurance and annuity coverage disputes. Josh successfully negotiated and resolved a large life insurance policy coverage dispute involving more than $8 million in temporary life insurance coverage, saving the insurer-client considerable litigation risk and exposure.

While in law school, Josh served on the editorial board of the Marquette Law Review as an articles editor, was a research assistant to a tenured professor, interned at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for the Hon. Ann Walsh Bradley, and at the state court of appeals. He also participated in the Street Law Program, through which he taught substantive legal doctrine and civics to local high school students and prepared those students for a local mock trial tournament. Josh also clerked at several large law firms during law school, gaining experience in all stages of litigation.

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School, magna cum laude, 2020; Marquette University Law Review, articles editor; Pro Bono Honors Society
  • B.A. in History, University of Colorado Boulder, 2015
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Inns of Court, Thomas E. Fairchild Inn of Court
  • Board Member, Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Obtained favorable outcomes in pre-suit and matters put into litigation regarding enforcement of insurer client’s rescission rights.
  • Represented professional fiduciary/trustee clients in various probate matters, including defense of a petition for removal of trustee and affirmative trust construction petitions.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements in multiple, buyer-side, residential real estate disputes involving alleged misrepresentation and statutory false advertising claims.
  • Won multiple discovery motions in defense of a high value trade secrets case in federal court on behalf of a global supplier and manufacturer.
  • Representing tenants with the Milwaukee Eviction Defense Project for more than five years, including during law school. Obtained dozens of stipulated dismissals and involuntary dismissals in small claims eviction actions on behalf of low-income tenants.
  • Volunteer attorney with the Milwaukee Volunteer Legal Clinic, providing legal advice to clients in need throughout the community.