Beth S. Bernstein

Member Beth Bernstein’s practice focuses on the defense of employers and insurance carriers under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, War Hazards Compensation Act, and Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. She represents national insurance companies, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and local marine brokers. As supported by the peer honors she has received, including Super Lawyers Rising Star and New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers, Beth has developed a reputation as one of the top attorneys in workers’ compensation law.

Beth is known for being creative and detail oriented in handling her clients’ claims, and prides herself in reaching resolutions that are both strategic and cost effective. She embraces frequent and consistent communication with her clients and focuses on being attuned to her clients’ needs. Her dedication to practicing in a manner that is both aggressive and professional allows her to achieve the best results for her clients.

Following graduation from Tulane Law School, Beth clerked for the Honorable Patrick M. Rosenow of the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges. Here, she handled claims involving the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, Surface Transportation Assistance Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and Aviation Investment and Reform Act, as well as cases involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. This experience has given her in-depth knowledge of how the administrative courts function—the life of the claim, how judges tend to rule and the types of evidence given greatest weight—which is an advantage for her clients.

In her spare time, Beth enjoys reading and going to the beach with her husband and her dog, Ringeaux.

CONTACT

Work: 504-595-3000
Cell: 504-421-0821
bbernstein@mblb.com
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AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Longshore and DBA
  • Louisiana State Workers’ Compensation
  • General Insurance Defense
  • General Civil Litigation

EDUCATION

  • Tulane Law School, Certificate in Maritime Law (J.D. 2007)
  • Tulane Graduate School, Master of Arts – Philosophy (M.A. 2004)
  • Tulane University – Newcomb College (B.A. 2003)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • DOL-Joint Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s International Shipping and Trade Association, Member
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member

RECOGNITION

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star – Workers’ Compensation (2014-2017)
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers – Workers Compensation Law (2015, 2016)

PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Sterling Education Services (December 2016)
  • Presenter, Dallas Defense Base Act and Longshore Seminar, Advanced Consulting, Inc. (January 2016)
  • Presenter, Your Top Workers’ Compensation Questions – Answered Seminar, National Business Institute (2013)

PUBLICATIONS

CIVIC

  • LA/SPCA, Volunteer

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Clerk, Honorable Patrick M. Rosenow, United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges (2008)
  • Intern, Honorable Fredericka Homberg Wicker and Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle (2007)

 

Beth Bernstein
Beth Bernstein’s practice focuses on the defense of employers and insurance carriers under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, War Hazards Compensation Act, and Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act. She has represented national insurance companies, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and local marine brokers. As supported by the peer honors she has received, including Super Lawyers Rising Star and New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers, Beth has developed a reputation as one of the top attorneys in workers’ compensation law. She is known for being creative and detail oriented in resolving her clients’ claims. Contact Beth at (504) 595-3000 or bbernstein@mblb.com.
Beth Bernstein