Sheldon Bernstein

Sheldon BernsteinSheldon Bernstein has practiced law for over 35 years. Sheldon has accumulated an unbelievable wealth of knowledge and experience in the handling of all types of domestic cases of every nature from very simple uncontested matters to complex issues involving contested custody matters and assets of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Sheldon has been listed, since 1996 to present, in Best Lawyers of America and Missouri and Kansas additions of Super Lawyers from 2005 to present.

Sheldon has achieved noted prominence in the field of litigation and was named recipient of the coveted Dean of the Trial Bar for 2008 by the Kansas City, Missouri Metropolitan Bar Association. This prestigious annual award goes to a select few attorneys who have practiced law for at least 30 years and have consistently demonstrated outstanding trial skills throughout their careers.

Sheldon’s aggressiveness and wisdom have provided clients with the needed comfort level to allow them to get through probably one of the most difficult times they will ever endure in their lives.


B.S. University of Kansas
J.D. University of Missouri at Kansas City
L.L.M. – University of Missouri at Kansas City
Prior Professional Experience:
Legal counsel and juvenile officer for the Jackson County Juvenile Court
Deputy Director Missouri Department of Social Services
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Director of Wife and Child Support Unit of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Private Practice – 26 years


Missouri Bar Association (admitted to practice in the State of Missouri)
Kansas Bar Association (admitted to practice in the State of Kansas)
Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States
American Bar Association
Fellow Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


Former Board Member of The Children’s Place (therapeutic facility for abused and neglected children)
Former Board Member of Rose Brooks (home for battered women)
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate (individuals who volunteer to help battered and abused children)