Matthew Bernstein

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Matthew D. Bernstein is a combat veteran and focuses his practice on product liability litigation. Before joining Shook, Matt served six years on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps focusing on both trial and appellate litigation, internal investigations and client counseling.

Matt represented the United States as lead counsel in 12 criminal trials, and has substantial experience in trial strategy, jury selection, opening statements and closing arguments, evidentiary disputes and expert witness examination.

His pretrial experience includes conducting investigations, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations and witness preparation.

As an appellate counsel, Matt represented more than 100 clients appealing their criminal convictions. He researched and drafted briefs and presented oral argument on constitutional, evidentiary and procedural grounds.

Matt successfully argued the high-profile interlocutory appeal in United States v. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.

In addition, Matt has acted as general counsel to senior military leadership, providing advice and counsel on internal investigations, ethics and fiscal issues, as well as criminal and administrative law matters.

During Matt’s military career, he served a combat tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, was awarded a top secret security clearance, and was recognized with numerous decorations, including the Bronze Star and two Meritorious Service Medals.

Matt is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve in the 13th Legal Operations Detachment – Expert serving as an appellate attorney.


  • J.D., Florida International University School of Law, 2011
    • Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition
    • Book Award (Highest Grade); Legal Writing I, Environmental Law
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Florida, 2008 (Criminology)

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Armed Forces
  • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals


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