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About me

I have been a practicing litigation and real estate attorney in Montgomery County, Maryland since 2002.  A significant portion of my litigation practice is family law and I regularly appear in court in Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George's and Howard counties on behalf of my clients.  I handle matters at both the trial and appellate levels. 


For more information on my practce, visit my webstie at


Family law clients can visit my website at


For an initial consultation, feel free to call my office at (301) 444-4660. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 36%
    14 years, 250 cases
  2. Real Estate: 34%
    14 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    24 years, 500 cases
  4. Corporate: 10%
    24 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Maria Guadalupe Lizondo

    I confidently endorse Bruce Stern. I have known him for over ten years and know of his dedication to his clients and impeccable character. In my Immigration practice I often have clients needing help with their family issues. I have no doubts in referring my clients to him as I know their matters will be handled with absolute professionalism. An amazing colleague and a superb attorney.


    Maria Lizondo Immigration Attorney
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  • Allan M Siegel

    I have known Bruce for many years. He is an excellent, well respected lawyer in the community. I confidently refer him clients who call me with family law matters knowing that they will be well taken care of by a passionate and caring lawyer. He also does real estate work, and can handle closings or other commercial litigation. I highly recommend him.


    Allan Siegel Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Stern & Associates/Peninsula Settlements

20 Courthouse Square
Suite 213
Rockville, MD, 20850


DCActive 199307/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Attorney Spotlight for Excellent Service to Plan Members (2/13)Hyatt Legal Plans2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalStern & Associates2002 - Present
Senior ManagerKPMG, LLP1999 - 2002
AttorneyPrivate Practice Law Firms - Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.1990 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Trial Courts Judicial Nominating CommissionMember, Appointed by Governor Larry Hogan2015 - Present
District of Columbia Bar, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Republican National Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyN/A2002 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A1992 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lehrfeld v. Richardson, Commissioner of Internal RevenueDistrict Court decision in favor of IRS upheld
Chace v. ChaceCircuit Court decision upheld by Court of Special Appeals. (Unpublished decision.)
Liu v. WongCourt upheld validity of separation agreement; remanded for Court to address other issues. (Unpublished decision.)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fox 5 News Panel on Presidential Debate2012 Presidential Election2012
Maryland House of Delegates Legislative SessionProposed Legislation Regarding Maryland's Alimony Law2011
Maryland Tax Day RallyRole of Government2010