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The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with other members of the Bar.

Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and smaller businesses. For those corporate clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium, PLLC. The larger affiliation allows you to benefit from a close relationship with your lawyer, but it allows easy connection to specific expertise and more economic approaches to handling easier day-to-day matters requiring competence with a lighter hand on the billing rates. If your matter requires multiple areas of practice and a limited practice, such as tax or immigration law, Mr. Sternberg can get you to the lawyers he knows to be the best through MWLC.


Languages spoken: American Sign Language

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
    31 years
  2. International Law: 20%
    29 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    31 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    31 years
  5. Other: 25%
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  • Arthur Ross Ehrlich

    I initially chose Mr. Sternberg based on his AV rating and experience in real estate law. I needed his help to review a number of real estate documents on behalf of my daughter who resides in Washington D.C.. He completed his review within a very short period, gave me a thorough and well reasoned analysis, and found necessary changes that I had overlooked. I think the best praise I can give for his legal skills and reputation is that I trusted him to assist my daughter and would not hesitate to refer any of my other children to him for any legal assistance.


    Arthur Ehrlich Discrimination Attorney
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Contact info

Use Maryland Mailing Address
Washington, DC, 20036

Attorney at Law

6509 Persimmon Tree Road, Ste 100
Potomac, MD, 20818

10605 Judicial Dr
Suite B-6
Fairfax, VA, 22030



VAAuthorized to practice law199003/31/2016
DCActive 198307/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hon. FellowCenter for International Legal Studies, Austria2002
“Best Lawyers in Virginia"Virginia Business Maga2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Principal/ CEOMetropolitan Washington Law Consortium, PLLC2002 - Present
Sole ProprietorLaw Offices Richard S. Sternberg1984 - Present
Managing Principal/ CEOWashington Law Group, PC1992 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar Association, Business Law SectionSection Council Member2009 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, International Law CommitteeChair2008 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1990 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
NCR Corp., Network Computing Devices, Inc., Talley Printer Corp., and Cedar Cliff Systems, Inc. v. Sistex, et aliaWon for Cedar Cliff
Phoenix Consulting/HSBC GibbsSuccess.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Republished in Kitzbuehel, Luxembourg, NY & Baltimore“Securing Investments from Foreign Sovereigns—Protecting Foreign Assets Using U.S. Law.”N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of PennsylvaniaAmerican Political ScienceMA - Masters1977
University of PennsylvaniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education (MICPEL)“International Commercial Transactions”2008