The National Trial Lawyers professional organization has named Whitney Bernstein as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Defense Trial Lawyers in California for her demonstrated excellence in litigation and track record of achieving success for her clients. The title is awarded to only 40 attorneys per region who have shown superior skills in criminal defense or civil plaintiff law.

"With the selection of Whitney Bernstein," The National Trial Lawyers write, "she has shown that she exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer."

Whitney joined Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP in 2018 and was elevated to partner in 2020. She is an experienced criminal defense attorney who brings her competence, compassion, and tenacity to every case and client. As a former Federal Defender in San Diego and public defender in New York City, Whitney has tried numerous felony and misdemeanor federal and state jury trials. She is an aggressive and tenacious litigator with a successful record of dismissals of charges and favorable dispositions for her clients. She is recognized by industry organizations and her peers as a top white collar criminal defense lawyer.

The selection process for Top 40 Under 40 is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. The final result of the selection process is The National Trial Lawyers' comprehensive list of the most outstanding trial lawyers chosen to represent their state or region.

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