Mr. Stern is an associate at Johnson Fistel and focuses on complex business and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Johnson Fistel, Mr. Stern worked at a boutique civil litigation firm in San Diego where his practice included complex business and class action litigation, business tort and contract matters, insurance bad faith disputes, and employment matters. In recent years, Mr. Stern served as trial counsel and prevailed on behalf of a corporate client involving fraud and related tort claims, resulting in a jury award of compensatory and punitive damages. Mr. Stern has also secured multi-million dollar settlements from some of the nation’s largest healthcare providers for their concealment of the risks of injury associated with use of medical rehabilitation devices and services as well as from California employers for their systematic underpayment of employee wages.
Areas of Practice: Mr. Stern represents both plaintiffs and defendants and focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, including shareholder derivative claims as well as securities, consumer, and employment class actions.
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 Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California
Mr. Stern is a member of the following professional organizations:
• American Bar Association
• San Diego County Bar Association
• Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD)
Mr. Stern is also a certified contract advisor/agent with the National Football League (NFL).
Education and Awards: Mr. Stern earned his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law graduating with honors in 2012. During law school, Mr. Stern received the American Jurisprudence Award in Employee Benefits Law & ERISA. Mr. Stern’s passion and dedication to protecting the rights of individuals dates back to his experience as a law clerk in law school for a preeminent class action litigation firm in La Jolla, California. Mr. Stern earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises from Syracuse University graduating with honors in 2008.