Attorney Bernadette Stark was recently honored by Senior Partners for Justice, who awarded her the “2010 Gideon’s Trumpet Award.” This award is given to individuals for “extraordinary commitment to access to justice for all.”

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts, 2002

New York, 2002

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2009

Supreme Court of the United States, 2010


Cornell Law School, J.D., 2001

Binghamton University, B.A., 1998

Professional Associations:

State Bar of Massachusetts

State Bar of New York

American Bar Association

Hampshire County Bar Association

Hampden County Bar Association

Franklin County Bar Association

American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys

Massachusetts Lesbian & Gay Bar Association

Senior Partners for Justice, Volunteer Attorney

Articles & Publications:

“Emotional Distress Damages in Landlord-Tenant Cases,” Student Rights Advocate, Spring 2008.

“Unraveling the Truth to Security Deposit Law,” The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, October 16, 2008.


Sarah Betsy Fuller Social Justice Award, Cornell Law School, January, 2007

Diversity Hero Award, Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyJanuary, 2008

2008 Women of Justice Award,Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Women’s Bar AssociationDecember, 2008

2010 Gideon’s Trumpet Award, Senior Partners for Justice, October, 2010