Jennifer A. Bentley
Practice Areas: Labor Relations & Employment Law Attorneys
Jennifer Bentley is of Counsel to the Labor and Employment Law Group at Certilman Balin. She serves as labor counsel for the union representing New York City Firefighters, as well as County and Village police unions within the state of New York.
Her practice comprises representation of public sector union clients in contract negotiation, binding interest arbitration, administrative proceedings and legislative matters.
Ms. Bentley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook in 1993, and her Juris Doctor from Touro Law Center in 2004, where she served as Associate Editor of the Touro Law Review. She received the National Award for Excellence in the study of Labor Employment Law as well as academic honors in Legal Methods. She also received multiple awards for her service to their Writing Skills Center.
Ms. Bentley currently serves as the board chair of the Long Island Advocacy Center (“LIAC”), a private not-for-profit agency which strives to protect the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities. She also supports and volunteers her time with the Town of Hempstead’s Camp A.N.C.H.O.R. recreational summer program, which is dedicated to children and adults with special needs.
She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in Federal Court, both the Eastern and Southern Districts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Judicial Circuit.