Helping people since 1943

Bernstein and Bernstein Firm History

Helping People Since 1943

The Bernstein and Bernstein firm history dates back to when it was founded by Isadore S. Bernstein in 1943. In a sign of what was to come, Mr. Bernstein built the success of his small Columbia, SC based law firm on hard work and a vision of excellence in the practice of law. In the 1960s, he partnered with Henry Hammer, who shared his vision, and they formed the law firm of Hammer and Bernstein. The strength and reputation of the firm was built upon the strong foundation of ingenuity and leadership demonstrated by these two men.

In 1990, the partnership dissolved and Mr. Bernstein continued to practice law as a sole practitioner. In 1994, Mr. Bernstein was joined by two of his children, Lowell E. Bernstein and Beth E. Bernstein, and formed what is now known as Bernstein and Bernstein, LLC.

Firm Founder

Isadore S. Bernstein

April 5, 1922 – June 29, 2010

Isadore BernsteinMr. Bernstein graduated from Columbia High School at age 15 and entered the University of South Carolina. Mr. Bernstein graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University in 1941 and magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1943 as the first honor graduate. He was the Chief Justice of the Society of Wig and Robe, Editor-in-Chief of the Selden Society Yearbook (predecessor to the Law Review), and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. Click here to read more about Isadore S. Bernstein.