Justin Bernbrock is a restructuring attorney in the Firm’s Chicago office. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and financial distress. He represents clients in a range of matters, including debtor and creditor representations.
Before joining Kirkland, Justin served with distinction as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator in Patrol Squadron FIVE and as a Weapons Tactics Instructor in Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ELEVEN. During his nearly 10 years of active duty in the United States Navy, Justin was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal (twice), including once for meritorious service during combat operations in Iraq. He also received the Global War on Terrorism Medal for his service in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Contributing Editor, Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice
Chairman, Advisory Council of the National Veterans Legal Services Program, 2015–2017
American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Law Student for the 7th Circuit, 2012
Adjunct Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, University of Illinois College of Law, 2012
Memberships & Affiliations
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Admissions & Qualifications
- University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2012
Managing Editor, The Elder Law Journal
19th Annual Duberstein National Moot Court Competition (Third Place Overall)
Rickert Award for Excellence in Advocacy
- Southern Illinois UniversityB.S., Workforce Education and Developmentsumma cum laude2008