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Cyndi Bernstiel


Centered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Cyndi Bernstiel is an accomplished litigator who specializes in working with large insurance companies on cases involving fraud, arson, and other similar scenarios. With over 25 years of experience in the legal field, Cyndi has developed many crucial skills and a track record of success. She currently works through McClellan Bernstiel, LLP.

After spending several years working as a criminal prosecutor, Cyndi Bernstiel discovered the field of insurance fraud investigation and litigation. For property insurers, one of the most common kinds of fraudulent claims is property owners who commit arson to profit off of the insurance payout. This is just one example of the kinds of cases Cyndi Bernstiel helps her clients with and is an area in which she is especially skilled. She has over 40 hours worth of training completed in specialized arson investigation through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Gynco, Georgia. She works hard to help her clients utilize the Examination Under Oath process to minimize costs and help protect them from potential bad faith exposure.

Throughout the cases Cyndi Bernstiel has worked on, she has helped clients save millions of dollars by proving fraudulent claims. She takes her work seriously and is always willing to help her clients investigate any claims that seem suspicious. In addition to arson, these can include the mysterious disappearance of property, mortgage fraud, burglaries, vandalism, and more. Her expertise is highly sought after by other professionals in the field, and she is often invited to speaking engagements and other events, which she gladly participates in when she can. She also provides in-house training sessions for her insurance clients on best practices for preventing bad faith exposure and handling arson and fraud claims.

Cyndi Bernstiel is a member of the bar in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and Ohio. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Delaware and earned her Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law. She was involved in various associations and activities throughout her academic career and was well-prepared for the professional legal field by the time she completed her education.

Additionally, Cyndi Bernstiel loves giving back to her community and volunteers in several capacities. For one, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project. This nonprofit provides free legal representation to children who are victims of abuse and neglect. Cyndi offered advocacy services, helping give a voice to these young victims while they navigated their legal cases. She has also helped raise over $200,000 for families of pediatric cancer patients through her annual Superheroes 5k, started in honor of the late son of one of Cyndi’s friends.

At home, Cyndi Bernstiel stays busy by spending time with her three children, reading business and personal development books, and running to stay fit and healthy. She also enjoys attending concerts with her friends to see her favorite musical artists live on stage. Cyndi lives a full life and keeps busy, but she is proud of everything she has accomplished.

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