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    Mark Bernstein received his BA degree in 1973 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. He then established and has maintained a diverse practice of law in Honolulu, where, since 1979, he has been involved in large and small, complex and simple commercial and personal injury disputes on behalf of an extraordinarily diverse group of clients, both plaintiffs and defendants including individuals, small and large businesses and even countries.

    His experience includes representing the Republic of the Philippines in its dispute with its former president, Ferdinand Marcos, as well as defendants in Hawaii’s toxic-tort, Heptachlor and asbestos litigation. He has also represented both individuals in personal injury litigation including personal injury litigation against the Catholic Church. While maintaining an active commercial and personal injury litigation practice, he also developed and maintained an intellectual property practice specializing in intellectual property licensing both domestically and internationally. He has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property every year since the inception of the list as well as one of America’s Super Lawyers.

    In his practice, Mr. Bernstein has focused on assisting his clients in reaching satisfactory, timely and efficient resolution of their disputes, with an emphasis on the recognition that, in financially-based, commercial disputes, the only money that matters is the money the client gets to keep. Since its inception, he has served as an Arbitrator for the Circuit Court and has served as a privately appointed arbitrator in dozens of cases. He received his mediation training from the renowned Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law focusing on the mediation of the litigated case.