Bruce H. Stern | Stark & Stark
Bruce Stern is a shareholder and member of the Personal Injury Group of Stark & Stark. He concentrates his practice in the area of trucking and construction litigation, brain and spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death. He graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1977 and from Rutgers School of Law-Camden in 1981. On graduating law school, he served a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Hervey S. Moore, J.S.C.
Mr. Stern served as President of the American Association for Justice from 2019-2020. Mr. Stern is a past president of the New Jersey Association for Justice and a recipient of its highest award, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service as well as the 2020 NJAJ Gerald B. O’Conner award for Trial Skill. He also received the Trial Bar Award for distinguished service in the cause of justice from the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey.
Mr. Stern is a founding member and past chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of AAJ. He also has served as chair of AAJ’s Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section. He serves as Treasurer of the International Brain Injury Association and the North American Brain Injury Society. In 2009, he was elected president of the Belli Society. Mr. Stern was selected for induction into the International Society of Barristers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Stern is the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer on the subject of traumatic brain injury litigation, evidence and trial techniques. He also co-authored a book entitled Litigating Brain Injuries which is published by Thomson Reuters and a chapter entitled “Brain Injuries” which is included in Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s (ATLA) Litigating Tort Case Series, published by AAJ Press.
Mr. Stern has been honored by his inclusion in Woodward/White’s 2003-2020 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America. He has been selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” in New Jersey and was selected as Best Lawyer 2013, 2018 and 2019 Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Stern is certified as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by both the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.