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I was born and raised in New York City.  After graduating from Claremont McKenna College, I worked at two CPA firms (the first was a national-size firm, the second had offices in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage) and obtained my CPA license, which is now inactive.  Then, I went to law school in Sacramento.




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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 45%
    23 years, 150 cases
  2. Litigation: 35%
    23 years, 150 cases
  3. Debt Settlement: 10%
    19 years, 50 cases
  4. Identity Theft: 10%
    12 years, 10 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

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Contact info

Consumer Law Office of Robert Stempler, APC

1000 Town Center Drive, Suite 300
Oxnard, CA, 93036


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Making A Difference AwardDistrict 12 Toastmasters2014
Top Contributor Award 2014Avvo.com2014
Avvo Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo.com2014
Our Top LawyersPalm Springs Life Magazine2013
Avvo Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
2012 Clients’ Choice AwardAvvo2012
Our Top LawyersPalm Springs Life Magazine2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Our Top LawyersPalm Springs Life Magazine2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
“First Place” for Unique Truth in Lending Act CaseNational Association of Consumer Advocates1998
McCarthy Scholarship for “exceptional academic ability”McGeorge School of Law1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentConsumer Law Office of Robert Stempler, APC1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
District 12 ToastmastersArea Governor-Select Distinguished2013 - 2014
District 12 ToastmastersArea Governor-Distinguished2011 - 2012
Palm Springs ToastmastersVarious Offices, Incl President2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaCo-Chair/Editor in Chief of Business Law News2003 - 2004
California State Bar's Business Law SectionMember2001 - Present
Southern California Auto Fraud LawyersMember1998 - 2008
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doxtader v. Transworld SystemsClass certified and settlement approved.
Angel v. Villa Honda and Wells Fargo BankTrial verdict included punitive damages.
Rannis v. Fair Credit Lawyers, Inc. & Peter RecchiaPlaintiff won, class certified, affirmed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Consumer AdvocateSummary of Trial Presentation by Robert Brennan in U.S. District Court2006
NCLC Repossessions and ForeclosuresChapter 4 co-editor1999
A Lawyers Guide to Planning for Long-Term Care in CaliforniaEdited entire publication and co-wrote several chapters with attorneys1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Claremont McKenna CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rotary ClubIdentity Theft: Detect it, Stop it, Prevent it2012
MCLE for Orange County Bar Assn MembersCredit Card Defense As Alternative to Bankruptcy2012
Rotary Weekly MeetingConsumer Law - Debt Collection Harassment, Identity Theft, and Protecting Your Credit2010
Oral Argument of Appeal in Judgment for Plaintiff and Class Certification in Rannis v. Fair Credit LawyersOral Argument for Plaintiff/Appellee and the Class Members2010
Fair Credit Report Act ConferenceCredit Reporting Experts2006
Conference on Consumer Finance LawFair Debt Collection Practices Act2002