Sophia Bernhardt

Supervising Attorney, Family Defense Practice

Tel (347) 592-2592Fax (347) 325-9108

Sophia is a 2008 graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar and an Articles Editor on the NYU Law Review. Before joining BDS in 2014, Sophia represented clients in death penalty appeals at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, and at the Office of the Post-Conviction Defender in Nashville, Tennessee. Sophia also served as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Cott in the Southern District of New York. In addition to her work at BDS, Sophia is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, where she teaches legal writing.