Mr. Stern is an associate in the San Diego office of Johnson Fistel and concentrates his practice on complex securities, business, consumer, and employment litigation. Mr. Stern also has extensive experience representing individuals and corporations in business tort and contract matters, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury matters.
Mr. Stern’s work and experience representing individuals and commercial entities in the prosecution of complex class action and individual matters has proven instrumental in securing significant, multi-million dollar settlements from some of the nation’s largest employers, healthcare providers, and commercial service providers. Mr. Stern’s notable cases include: Eagle Canyon Owners’ Association v. USA Waste of California, Inc., Case No. 37-2018-00005897 ($7.85 million dollar settlement on behalf of a class of California consumers); Anello, et al. v. HealthSouth, et al., Lead Case No. GIC806902 ($5 million settlement on behalf of a class of California surgery/rehabilitation patients where the average individual class member recovery exceeded $13,000); Martin v. Costco, Case No. 34-2012-00118165 (significant consumer class action settlement arising out of false and misleading product labeling); Conners v. Rag Traders Retail, LLC,Case No. BC581413 (significant wage and hour class action settlement); Orzano v. Hazelwood Enterprises, Case No. 37-2016-00029231 (significant wage and hour class action settlement); Gallagher v. H. H. Restaurant, Inc., Case No. 37-2016-00031247 (significant wage and hour class action settlement); Lujano v. Advantage Health Systems, Case No. 27-2017-00023690 (significant wage and hour class action settlement).
Notably, Mr. Stern has also served as trial counsel on behalf of a corporation in a case involving fraud and related tort claims, resulting in significant jury awards for compensatory and punitive damages.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Stern’s practice focuses on class action securities litigation and shareholder derivative matters, business disputes, consumer protection class action litigation, and employment matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Professional Qualifications and Activities
Mr. Stern was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2013, and is admitted in good standing with the following courts:
- All courts in the State of California
- The United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Mr. Stern is also a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Bar Association
- Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
- San Diego County Bar Association
- North County Bar Association
- National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) ) (certified contract advisor/agent).
Mr. Stern earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in 2008 and his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in 2012, graduating from both institutions with honors.