Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. has been an award-winning law firm and member of the legal and business community in Northeastern Ohio since 1959. Since then we have had the privilege of enjoying a reputation for not only focusing on our clients, but also the community. We recognize that a single lawyer can no longer skillfully provide representation in all areas of law. To provide you with full service, we have sought and developed respected litigators and attorneys in all key areas from personal injury, employment law, workers compensation and family law to estate planning, bankruptcy, business law, real estate, commercial litigation and a dozen other practice areas.
As a leader in plaintiff class action litigation, Dworken & Bernstein is seeking to redefine what a class action can accomplish for the community. Historically, when a class
action is settled and the plaintiff and defendant agree to a fund amount to pay all class members, a significant portion of that fund goes unclaimed and reverts to the defendant. Dworken & Bernstein has successfully used the cy pres doctrine to insure that a reasonable portion of the unclaimed settlement fund is distributed to charity. These cy pres awards have a tremendous, life-saving impact on non-profit organizations and the people and communities they serve. Over $32 million dollars has already been distributed, just by the sponsors, a single law firm. If cy pres were used more broadly, hundreds of millions of dollars each year would be available to help charities, non-profits, and the communities where we live. This website is dedicated to advancing the use of cy pres in all class action settlements where a large pool of unclaimed settlement funds is expected. For more information about Dworken & Bernstein, visit: www.dworkenlaw.com