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O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP

For over a century, we have been one of New York’s pre-eminent litigation firms, providing quality representation in the fields of personal injury, labor relations, employee benefits and administrative/government law to thousands of clients in New York City.

We bring significant expertise to these areas and maintain a high-quality “boutique” practice while carrying on the beliefs of Paul O’Dwyer and the traditions of our other founders, William O’Dwyer — a former mayor of the city of New York — and Oscar Bernstien.Our firm has had its share of publicly renowned cases, including a number of pro bono cases undertaken in the interest of justice. Today, our lawyers and support staff carry on the tradition of our founders, championing the causes and ideals of the underdogs, battling against social injustice, protecting the liberty of the common man, and fighting for civil and human rights.

Our firm is located in the vicinity of City Hall, the federal and state courts, and other governmental offices. The street on which our office is located was designated Paul O’Dwyer Way by the New York City Council and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in recognition of the years of service that Paul O’Dwyer gave to the people of the city of New York.

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Experienced Counsel For Your Critical Legal Issues

When you trust O’Dwyer & Bernstien to protect your interests, your case will be managed by an attorney with more than 15 years of experience, not a paralegal or inexperienced associate. Contact our New York City law firm to arrange a consultation.



An injury has left you and your family seeking answers to critical question. Regarding your hospotal bills for your full recovery treatment.


 Accident that can result in the loss of your health, your career and your ability to do the things you enjoy causes by construction sites


Protect your interests in labor and employment law, we possess the resources necessary to resolve the most complex issues


We represents buyers and sellers in all areas of real estate transactions relating to the purchase and sale of houses, cooperative apartments and condominium units


“O’Dwyer & Bernstien has helped me in several different situations over the last 12 years that I’ve lived in NYC. They’re my go-to firm because they always obtain the results that I need and deserve. They’re also located in downtown Manhattan, which makes them very convenient. The office and people that work there are exactly what you’d expect from a top tier law firm in the world’s greatest city.”

“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

“When I was hurt on the job I had nowhere to turn for help. I had been working as an electrician’s helper, but my boss was not insured and he had no license to do electrical work. I had just had a new baby girl and Con Ed was going to shut off my lights. A friend told me to call O’Dwyer & Bernstien. They took action right away and got great money for my case. ODB helped me get my life back on track. I will always be grateful.”