Stan Stern is a veteran attorney and former electronic systems engineer experienced in virtually all areas of the law. Located in Santa Monica, his office represents clients in the greater Los Angeles region.

A practicing attorney for over 40 years who has served as:

  • Instructor of Contracts Law at the University of West Los Angeles Law School
  • Member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration Panel
  • Arbitrator for State of California Contractors Licensing Board Consumer Disputes
    Small Claims Court Judge for the Los Angeles County Court System

The Law Office of Stan Stern serves clients in the following areas:

  • Personal Injury Lawyer (Los Angeles)
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law and Real Estate
  • Family Law
  • Professional Malpractice

Stern’s articles have appeared in leading publications including Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Journals, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles Times Opinion Section, and Journal of the National Academy of Sciences. Stern has been featured on public television and profiled in San Fernando Valley Magazine as an authority on California law.

Law School: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D.
Graduate School: Adelphi University, M.S., Applied Science
Undergraduate: City University of New York, B.E.E.


We are experienced in most areas of law, having handled numerous numerous cases in Los Angeles trial courts, Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of California, and are associated with outstanding attorneys in several legal specialties to better serve our clients.

Successfully settled employment discrimination/sex harassment case against a major film studio.
Disability discrimination against a food processing/distribution company.
Racial harassment/retaliation against a large restaurant chain.
Multiple wrongful terminations against an internet marketing company.
Instrumental in settling age discrimination case against a national accounting firm.


  • Business Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Divorce
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Unfair Debt Collection
  • Unfair Competition
  • Employment Law/Discrimination

Notable Appellate Law Cases

  • Gonzalez v. City of Santa Monica (2008) 43 Cal 4th 903: Preeminent case on Receiverships for substandard properties under the California Health & Safety Code – which has been highlighted in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, June 2016 edition.
  • Mitchum, Jones & Templeton, Inc. v. Chronis (1977) 72 Cal.App.3d 596 140 Cal. Rptr. 160: Seminal case explaining the rules in Contractual Arbitrations in California.
  • Clermont v. Secured Investment Corp. (1972) 25 Cal. App. 3d 766,102 Cal. Rptr. 340: Development of the rules regarding allowable charges for Late Payments in mortgage loan agreements in California.
  • Demey v. Joujon-Roche, 133 Cal. Rptr. 570, 63 Cal. App. 3d 178, 63 Cal. 3d 178 – 1976: Regulation due-on-sale clauses in California land sale contracts.