Mediator's Profile


Gary Stern

Business Name: Stern Law: Law Office of Gary N. Stern

Since 1980, Gary N. Stern has been known as a lawyer’s lawyer, passionate about his clients and equally passionate about bringing honor, dignity and respect to the legal profession.  Those who know Gary know that as steadfast as he has been in the pursuit of justice, he has been equally committed to professionalism at every stage of a proceeding, earning the respect and admiration of opposing counsel, judges, mediators, arbitrators and his fellow trial lawyers.

Mr. Stern’s practice as a consumer attorney emphasized medical malpractice cases, product and premises liability cases, elder abuse cases involving nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, automobile and truck accident cases as well as wrongs committed in the workplace, including sexual harassment and disability discrimination. He resolved hundreds of cases resulting in six and seven figure recoveries, through mediation, arbitration and trial.

On January 1, 2019, Mr. Stern opened SternLaw: Law Office of Gary N. Stern where he serves as a consultant, problem solver, mediator and arbitrator.  He is available to serve as a mediator and arbitrator in all areas of personal injury law, with a special emphasis on the mediation of health care negligence and nursing home neglect/abuse cases as well as employment torts. Gary is also available to provide litigation support to his colleagues, whether by means of court and deposition appearances, preparation of legal documents or case strategy and planning.

Gary is widely published in the areas of elder abuse and nursing home reform, disability discrimination, medical malpractice and arbitration.  In addition, he is a well-respected speaker for both legal and lay audiences.

In July 2019, Mr. Stern completed the world renowned Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution week long course on “Mediating the Litigated Case.” Since early 2019, he has been an active settlement officer with the Los Angeles Superior Court’s new MSC program.


  • University of California, Major, Political Science, B.A., 1977
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1980


  • State Bar of California:
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Arbitrator and Mediator, LACBA Attorney Client Mediation and Arbitration Services
  • Member: Southern California Mediation Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Included in Southern California “Super Lawyers, ” 2009-2010

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