Zuckerman Spaeder LLP has announced that outgoing Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein will rejoin the firm on Feb. 2, following the completion of his term in office.
Bernstein was a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder from 2004 to 2010 until he was elected Baltimore City State’s Attorney. In that capacity, he managed an office of more than 400 prosecutors and support staff responsible for investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses throughout the City of Baltimore.
“Gregg is widely admired and is a terrific lawyer,” said Martin S. Himeles Jr., managing partner of Zuckerman Spaeder’s Baltimore office. “He has long been a good friend and was a valued partner, and all of us are delighted that he will be rejoining the firm.”
As the City State’s Attorney, Bernstein spearheaded a number of major initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the office and, as a result, improve public safety throughout the city. He created the Major Investigations Unit to pursue repeat, violent offenders; established community prosecution teams dedicated to each of the city’s neighborhoods; and launched the Special Victim’s Unit to prosecute sex and domestic violence offenses more effectively. Bernstein also expanded the State’s Attorney’s Office’s diversion programs for select nonviolent defendants.
“The past four years as Baltimore City State’s Attorney have been an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience, and I look forward to beginning this new phase of my professional career with the strong and talented lawyers at Zuckerman Spaeder,” said Bernstein.