IB Member Spotlight: David Bernstein

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David Bernstein Attorney At Law
Norman, OK

Fast Facts —

Interesting fact about you. I love to sail.

Inspirational person. Don Keenan. He is one of the top lawyers in the world and has taught me so much about the practice of law.

Where to find you on weekend. Lake Texoma.

Favorite sports team. Oklahoma City Thunder

One business tip for young professionals. Have a passion for what you do. Don’t be afraid to put in the time to achieve your goal.

 

You have a long history in Norman, OK. Why did you decide to open your firm in your hometown and can you explain this experience?

DB: I was very naive at first and assumed I could succeed wherever I started without understanding the roadblocks. I am a strong believer in the self-fulfilling prophecy and ended up being very fortunate. I started by myself in Norman, we then grew to a four man law firm and achieved great success. I am back to a one man firm, which is far less stressful.

 

What is your favorite part about the legal profession and how do you stay motivated on a day-to-day basis?

DB:  I enjoy everything to do with helping clients and the mental challenges of taking on the best lawyers. Making our community safer by taking cases to trial to deter bad behavior is my daily motivation.

 

Your firm is very involved in your local community, especially with Lawyers Fighting Hunger, which you cofounded. Why do you think giving back is so important for IB members and trial attorneys?

DB: I believe it is critical to give back to the community. (IB Member) Noble (McIntyre), Hugh Robert and I started Lawyers Fighting Hunger to help the less fortunate and show the community that lawyers care. Through this program, lawyers are able to connect with their communities and give back. We hold a Thanksgiving event at several locations in Oklahoma, giving away thousands of frozen turkeys to families in need. We make this a festive, fun occasion and it is an honor to be apart of.

 

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