Not Just Another Client

“Sam Bernstein defended me when a person made false assault and battery allegations against me. He made sure that I had all the information I needed in order to make the decision on whether or not to take a plea bargain or go to trial.

When I chose to go to trial he began researching right away, so he could make sure that I had the best defense possible. During the four months before trial, Sam would periodically call me to see if I had any questions or concerns. Sam always was able to answer my questions, and I always felt confident about my case after speaking with him. I could tell he cared about my case just as much as I did. He was always open to suggestions regarding what I thought would be important points to bring up in his questioning.

I met with him a week before the trial and he went over the process in detail me. During the trial, he was confident and asked great questions, which I believe helped the jury see the truth in the situation. When the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty Sam appeared to be just as happy as I was.

During this long process, Sam was always available to speak with me, so I never felt like I was just another client to him.”

~ Amanda

Very Professional Attorney

“I was recently charged with a misdemeanor. Sam was extremely professional and quick to respond to all of my questions. He took it to trial and the prosecutor dismissed the case! I was very happy with him as my lawyer. I would highly recommend him!”

~ Karen in Westland

Outstanding Representation

“I was unjustly arrested by the police and was charged with disorderly conduct. The next day, I was on the phone with Sam. From the beginning, he was extremely attentive to the details of the case, and he helped put my mind at ease more than once. Leading up to the potential trial, Sam covered every angle while preparing our defense. He always made himself available if I needed to talk to him or if I ran into any issues. We met more than once to discuss our defense. Sam went to great lengths to contact potential witnesses. In doing so, he was able to obtain enough information and evidence to convince the prosecution to dismiss the case outright. I was extremely impressed with Sam’s ability and professionalism, and give him a 100% recommendation to anyone needing representation.”

~ Anonymous in Northville

A ‘real’ criminal defense lawyer.

“I was charged with two 1-year misdemeanors and was facing trial. Unfortunately, no one can predict a guaranteed outcome of a trial acquittal. Thanks to Sam, when it was all said and done, those two charges were dismissed and I ended up walking away with a fine on a single charge reduced to a 93-day misdemeanor without jail time or probation. Sam is amazingly humble, honest, caring, patient, affordable, effective and equipped with a real gifted mind to handle complex things at ease. Sam is also quiet at your best interest when needed with much care. Sam’s profile and resume literally match his capabilities without the hype, too. Sam have the right to profess himself as a ‘real’ criminal defense lawyer when reading ‘about’ Sam. So far, nothing but continual 5-star ratings from others. Nothing less. If you ever decide to hire him, you’ll see why. I was amazed about his popularity and the respect this man gets from other attorneys, prosecutors, police officers and others. When you are that good, people can’t help but to give recognition and the utmost respect.”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor

Great Attorney

“Sam was a great and very helpful attorney for me, he clearly communicated to me all the details of my possession case, and what I had to do for the court. He explained my options and did his job well. Luckily my case was dismissed, but Sam still went to court on the date to assure that and that everything went as it should. I highly recommend anyone to hire Sam Bernstein to represent them for quality legal service.”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor

Sam is the Best!

“The case I was going through was my first time dealing with the court system. Working with Sam Bernstein was really fantastic. He is very knowledgeable, he listens, he goes above and beyond for you and does it all with a smile. He is always very accessible and willing to talk about the case, answer questions, etc. I hope to never need to hire an attorney again, but if I do, I’m calling Sam!”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor

The lawyer who actually listens

“I had a failure to yield ticket few weeks back and was looking for someone to help me get through that. I spoke with quite a few attorneys who were either busy or not ready to hear me out. He was quite comfortable to communicate with and gave specific recommendations regarding the case. Eventually helped me to replace the ticket.”

~Anonymous in Ypsilanti

Thirty Two Year Old Felony Charges Dismissed

“I reside in Colorado Springs, CO.. My employer contacted me re: Felony Charges that showed up on my FBI Fingerprint/ Background check. They required me to resolve this immediately, unable to return back to work til this was resolved. These charges stemmed from my college days in Ann Arbor, MI.. The next day i contacted Mr. Sam Bernstein ( Local Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI ) by phone. Mr. Bernstein took time to listen to my situation which was quite complex because 1) Involved Felony Charges from 32 years ago 2) Logistics After accepting me as a client, Mr. Bernstein went immediately to work on my behalf. Kept me updated whenever something pertinent was discovered. Shared honestly what could happen, what the timeline may be, strategies that were to be of my best interest.

The Felony Charges were ultimately ‘Dismissed’. Mr. Sam Bernstein was able to resolve this in less than two months. This was all handled long-distance. Not only am I ecstatic with the result, but am so impressed with his honesty, integrity, diligence, knowledge, compassion. These are all traits we especially expect from Attorney’s, but often find lacking, but in Mr. Sam Bernstein, you will recognize all these.”

~Anonymous in Colorado

Great service

“Mr Bernstein helped me get my license back. He was very professional and on time with everything.I would recommend and use hem again if needed.”

~Walter in Ann Arbor

Highly recommended

“Sam was very thorough throughout my case and was able to get the results I wanted. I would recommend him for anyone needing legal representation.”

~Sandra in Ypsilanti

Excellent Attourney

“Sam Bernstein has been my attorney since June 2017 for several different cases I’ve had going on. Sam will give you a whole new perspective on lawyers. I wasnt sure what to expect during the counciltation, I had never needed legal help before and Sam was understanding easy to talk to. He is always very responsive to emails, phone calls and text messages (never took longer than 24 hrs. To get back in touch with me). In the court room, you can see that Sam truly cares through his heart felt opening and closing statments. When it comes to creating a plan of action, Sam has never made me feel like he was rushing to get me out of the office and spends as much time with me as needed to get every detail to help my case. If you want an attourney who cares, Sam Bernstein is the right choice.”

~Anonymous in Pontiac

Great lawyer and individual

“I got in touch with Sam after receiving a misdemeanor ticket. From the first meeting, he had a very clear plan on how to handle my case and he followed it through till the last stages. Such patience, skill and level-headedness shown by an attorney is always reassuring for the client. He was always available to discuss the case and very responsive whenever my family or I tried to get in touch with him. If you want the outcome you desire for your case, I’d unequivocally recommend Sam.”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor

Best lawyer ever

“Best lawyer in town thats for real mr Sam worked on my DV case and everything he did and every advise he gave me was right on the place he got always the best answer for any question you have and best advise mr Sam myself and my family really glad for your help. And we are together now once again cuz of you . thank you”

~Anonymous in Ypsilanti

Best decision, highly recommend.

“I’ve never been in trouble with the law before, and getting caught with marijuana was the most horrifying thing that could happen to me. I was worried that my charge would effect my chances in getting into Medical School. Sam was extremely helpful and explained everything to me. I hired him because he knew what he was doing and thankfully we were able to resolve the case. Without a doubt I would recommend Sam, hiring him was the best decision I made. He is easy to work with and he genuinely wants the best for you. In the future if I land into anymore trouble I would know who to contact.”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor

Extremely helpful, very personable and highly effective

“I reached out to Sam for my traffic violation after reading his reviews on this site. He was very prompt in responding to me and answering my many questions. He has an intimate knowledge of the court system and explained the process as well as next steps. Sam is by your side at every step of the process. He is highly effective, very professional and was a great help. I would highly recommend him!”

~Anonymous in Ypsilanti

Would Strongly Recommend

“After an incident with law enforcement resulted in a ticket, I was absolutely terrified. I consulted nearly 25 different lawyers and ended up choosing Sam. Despite being worried about the outcome of the case, Sam was extremely compassionate and understood my concerns. He laid out all possibilities and collaborated with me on the best option for my longterm goal. He was extremely punctual in his responses when contacted either by email or text. In court, Sam was regarded highly by his colleagues, both by the judge and the prosecutor. Furthermore, his unwavering persistence with the prosecutor resulted in the charge being amended to a speeding ticket which was far better than the original charge. Sam was an extremely down to earth attorney who I would highly recommend.”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor

Highly Recommend

“Sam is great attorney and overall good guy. In a period of a lot of pain and confusion, Sam listened to all concerns and promptly responded to all my emails and texts. I could tell that he was invested in my case and truly cared about the outcome. Fortunately, the charges were dissmed on my case. I would highly recommend him for anyone going through a tough time and needing an experienced and thoughtful attorney.”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor

Traffic Ticket

“I recently received a traffic ticket that could have resulted in addition of 3 points to my record.

I contacted Sam in hopes of getting it resolved in the court. Sam was prompt in feedback and recommended that I take a defensive driving course to strengthen the case. He was able to answer all my questions promptly and explained the entire process patiently and without getting frustrated.

Sam was also able to get the ticket dismissed for a 0 point traffic ticket. It was great working with Sam during this whole process. Sam thanks for all the help and time you put into this case.”

~Anonymous in Ypsilanti

Unwaivering confidence is what you get when Samuel Jacob Bernstein reperesents you!

“Mr. Bernstein was confident in my innocence from the moment he heard my story to the moment we won the case. His assured attitude gave me the guts to stand my ground in court and his brilliant line of questioning toward the prosecution was the icing on the cake. I would have been wrongly convicted of domestic violence had Mr. Bernstein not exuded the confidence in my case that he did. I will be forever thankful to him and his office for keeping me on the right side of the law and my innocence unmarked. Thank you!”


Got the Job Done

“Mr. Bernstein did a great job of laying out a sensible game plan and was very professional and timely. At the same time, he did a great job being personal when it was required as well. Overall, it was a pleasure working with him and would definitely recommend him.”


Great lawyer, humble and honest

“Sam did a fantastic job of managing my expectations and being prepared while he represented me. He was very thorough and gave me great advice. I have the sense that most lawyers are very self centered and not client centered. That is not Sam. He was open to questions, phone calls, and texts at any time through out my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor

I can drive again!

“I lost my license a while back due to my second OWI. I recently went through the tedious process of applying for my license and the beginning of that process is finding yourself an attorney.

When I was eligible to apply I called numerous lawyers in my area to ask about their costs, the process, etc. After talking to what felt like 100 lawyers and not being completely satisfied with any of my options and not wanting to sell my kidneys to be able to afford one….I stumbled upon Sam Bernstein.

I called Sam and set up a time to meet for a consultation. When I went to meet with Sam the biggest difference I noticed with him vs the plethora of other lawyers I’ve met with…he actually listened to me and seemed to genuinely care. He didn’t talk over me, he didn’t speak legal jargon that would easily confuse me and I wouldn’t understand and he didn’t try to rush through the consultation. He took his time, answered all of my questions and walked me through the things that I would need to get done and all the information I needed.

Let me tell you, this process is not a quick one. It takes time and it was nerve wracking for me and Sam was extremely patient and helpful. He took his time and looked over everything I had to submit and would give me his advice, he answered all of my questions whenever I had any (which was always) and he made sure I understood everything and never left me feeling uncertain and he even took time to sit down with me and go over the hearing process and talk me through what was going to happen and prepare me mentally for everything.

When we went in front of the Hearing officer I was confident. I was prepared and knew what I was up against and I was confident in Sam’s abilities to defend my case.

I was approved by one of the hardest hearing officers in Michigan on my first try and Sam even followed up with me afterwards to congratulate me.

I am more than satisfied with Sam’s services and I would highly recommend him!”



“Sam took my call and consulted me immediately. He provided fair pricing for the legal services I was requiring. I hired him about a week before my case, he still took on the case load and did amazing work. He is an excellent attorney and a friendly person to be in the court room with when you’re in a stressful situation.”


Passionate Trial Attorney

“I have seen Mr. Bernstein in court many times. He is one of the most competent trial attorneys I have ever seen. His ability to passionately and articulately deliver his client’s argument is extraordinary. He is a competent and zealous advocate who effortlessly garners the trust of juries, judges, and his clients alike. His ethical integrity is beyond reproach and has consistently demonstrated a broad knowledge of the law. I will never use another criminal attorney if Mr. Bernstein is available to take my case and I always recommend his services to friends and family, who, after working with Mr. Bernstein, would surely agree with me.”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor

Excellent Attorney

“I was recently represented by Sam Bernstein. He did a great job! He was patient, kind, answered every call and actually listened to me. The case went just as he assured me it would. It made all the difference having him on my side. He was so impressive in fact, a man (another defendant) ran after him at court asking for his card. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a good lawyer!”



“Sam was helpful, informed, organized, smart and nice. He made the process smooth and easy.”

~Anonymous in Ann Arbor



~Anonymous in Romulus

Excellent Service!

“I’ve had the pleasure and pure luck of finding Mr. Bernstein for a number of legal issues. I’ve retained legal council in the past but I’ve always felt that there was something missing from the experience. Sam, in the best of sense, has always gone above and beyond – uncovering aspects of the law that I feel many would have easily looked past. His determination, timeliness and overall attitude of professionalism is exactly why I not only return but also recommend to everyone I can.”

~Lawrence S

Sam is a great lawyer

“I had hired Sam for my divorce and he understood my situation in settlement . he is an experienced lawyer and I helped me in all stages of the step involved . I have still retained him incase I require him”


Best experience yet

“Sad to say, I have been in too many court rooms and dealt with too many lawyers to even count. Some as a result of my doing and others not. Sam handling my case is the 1st time i’ve felt comfortable that my case is been handled properly and reduces my anxiety. We haven’t always had the outcome I hoped for every time but i have not doubted Sam once and his calm demeanor makes me extremely calm. He is easily accessible and I am 100% comfortable with him and with the fact that he works hard for me as a client. By far the best experience I have had with a lawyer yet.”

~Anonymous in Livonia

Meeting All of our Needs

“Sam has helped my family with multiple services. He first helped me with the estate of my great-grandmother. She was in the hospital and it was deemed necessary for her to have a guardian. I needed to move quickly to prevent the State from becoming guardian. Sam was very timely and thorough in helping me through this process. I was granted custody and able to ensure her estate was executed in her wishes. Secondly, Sam has helped me every step of the way in starting my business. He made sure I had the proper paperwork filed with the State, reviewed my lease, and has always been available to answer questions and concerns regarding my business. I am extremely satisfied with the service that Sam has provided.”


Glad that Sam was my lawyer

“I definitely chose the right guy. Hired Sam to help with a custody matter. From the very beginning he was attentive and personable; it was clear he really cared about me and my case. As the process moved forward he was well-prepared and very accessible—even answering my phone calls while sitting in court. He accomplished the things that I’d hired him to do and I’ll hire him again if the need arises.”


So thankful!

“He did all my paperwork in a timely manor and the price was unbeatable I have 2 kids and it can be extremely costly, I don’t have crazy amounts of money so he was a perfect fit for us! Everything was done right the first time and i am now happily divorced thanks to him! I was able to call and text anytime I needed without hassle, which was a big deal for me! Thank you so much”


Contact ArborYpsi Law at 734.883.9584

Call Sam Bernstein at 734.883.9584 or e-mail at

Sam Bernstein is a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ann Arbor.

ArborYpsi Law is located at 4158 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI.

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