I am an active member of member of my local Lions Club and the District. In 2009-2010, I served as District Governor overseeing 46 clubs in three counties.
I believe that each us should do what we can to help those less fortunate. I also believe that we can do so much more by joining with others who feel the same. I call this cooperative altruism. Lions gives me the outlet to pursue these beliefs.
I had the fortunate experience of merging my interest in Lions with my law practice in 2009 when a debt collector cy pres payment was directed by the court to be paid to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), one of the highest regarded charitable foundations in the world. Check out the video when I presented the funds to the LCIF Chairman, Al Brendel.
If you'd like more information on LCIF or Lions, visit http://www.lionsclubs.org or feel free to contact me.
Licensed since 1984
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I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Stern is incredibly consciencious and caring in his work. I have referred numerous clients to him over the years, and he has always handled their cases with skill and determination.
Howard Weinstein Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Few attorneys have the knowledge of debt collection law and practices that attorney Stern has developed over the years. He also is fully aware of how debt collection practices are uniform and very often develop into a systematic way of harassing people, which is why he also has such a high knowledge of class action law and principles too. If you have a debt collection problem and need help, and if his office is anywhere near you, I highly recommend him to you.
Ronald Burdge Lemon Law Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated - Since 1995||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Top Legal Minds||Inside New Jersey Magazine||2012|
|Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship||Maplewood Lions Club||2010|
|Melvin Jones Fellow||Maplewood Lions Club||2007|
|Owner||Philip D. Stern Attorney at Law||2009 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Wacks & Hartmann, LLC||2007 - 2009|
|Owner||Law Office of Philip D. Stern||1995 - 2007|
|Partner||Stern, Dubrow & Marcus, P.C.||1991 - 1995|
|Associate||Stern, Dubrow & Marcus, P.C.||1986 - 1991|
|Associate||Wacks, Hersh, Ramsey, Berman & Kimmel, P.C.||1984 - 1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Newark Legal Advice and Resource Clinic for Consumers||Volunteer Attorney||2012 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Consumer Protection Law Committee||Member||2011 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2009 - Present|
|Lions District 16-E||District Governor||2009 - 2010|
|Maplewood Lions Club||President||2004 - 2006|
|Maplewood Lions Club||Member||1995 - Present|
|Essex County Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Christine M. Nicholas vs. CMRE Financial Services, Inc.||Court decision was first in US District Court for New Jersey holding that FDCPA requires the disclosures.|
|Michael P. Koby, et al. v. ARS National Services, Inc.||Class settlement pending|
|Williams v. Pressler and Pressler, LLP||Pending class certification|
|Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of Pennsylvania||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|LSNJ CLE Training (3/21/2013)||FDCPA Panel||2013|
|LSNJ Annual Conference (1/15/2013)||Defending Debt-Buyer Collection Cases||2013|
|QuickStart: An Entrepreneurial Training Program for the Unemployed||Legal Issues for Small Business||2012|
|LSNJ CLE Training (3/28/2012)||Credit Card Defense||2012|
|Fair Debt Collection Training Conference (2/23/2012)||Update on Debt Buyer Litigation||2012|
|Debt Collection Practices and Consumer RIghts||Debt Collection Practices and Consumer RIghts||2011|
|Consumer Law Task Force Seminar (10/5/2011)||Emerging Defense Strategies in Debt Buyer Collection Cases||2011|