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Kenneth Allen Stern

Birth injury Attorney at Novi, MI

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Ken Stern, Kenneth A Stern

  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 24 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 26 years
    Tennessee - TN 28 years
    Michigan - MI 44 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2000
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1979
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Birth injury

    43 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Defective and dangerous products

    43 years, 500 cases

  3. Personal injury

    43 years, 1,000 cases

Attorney Ken Stern created Stern Law, PLLC to provide families with the resources and focused medical and legal attention they need when coping with the dramatic upheaval that a birth injury caused their child. In his office, Ken has surrounded himself with the pictures and images of the remarkable children he has helped to obtain resources necessary to address their special needs. He has succeeded in court with numerous jury verdicts that have brought justice to wronged individuals and families.

As important as the courtroom victories, Ken was able to negotiate multi-million dollar settlements for other individuals who experienced severe harm through the actions of those who were negligent and breached their duties and obligations, getting the injured parties the help that they needed without having to endure the strain and uncertainty of a trial. Of course, every case is different and past successes cannot guarantee a recovery in all cases.

Ken Stern is also a father who empathizes with the heartbreak of watching a child attempting to overcome the hardships of a birth injury. A caring and compassionate advocate, he is committed to providing parents with the resources they deserve to meet the unique challenges of a child with physical or mental impairments and to holding the wrongdoers fully accountable.


Ken Stern has represented families of special needs children for over 30 years. With an ongoing commitment to making a difference in the lives of the families he represents, and inspired to fight for those who need assistance, Ken has successfully represented thousands of children and their families. Over the span of nearly three decades, he has fought against local school boards, the United States government, doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies that failed to provide his clients with needed care and deserved benefits. His advocacy on behalf of special needs children has taken Ken to numerous state legislative hearings and to the United States Congress. He has made numerous presentations before advocacy groups, hospitals, insurance companies, lawyer organizations and has provided legislative hearing testimony in support of the rights of all special needs children.


Ken is responsible for winning numerous verdicts, and for securing many multi-million dollar settlements for parents whose children may have been wronged in some way by the medical profession. Many of Ken’s victories for his clients are noted in widely distributed legal journals and the national press. Please note, though, that past case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in future cases, and the outcome is always dependent upon the facts of each case.

As a leading authority on medical malpractice, Ken has lectured and written on legal topics at top universities, law schools, and legal association seminars. He has also testified at numerous state and legislative hearings. Ken has served as the co-chair for the medical malpractice committee for a state trials lawyers association. Most of all, though, he is a vocal advocate for the rights of children with cerebral palsy.

With his unfailing commitment to protecting the rights of families and the children he represents, people across America are benefiting financially and emotionally from his services.

Though he lives in the suburban Detroit, Michigan area with his family, Ken willingly helps families, when permitted, throughout the United States.


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Stern Law, PLLC


4.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Denette | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ford transmission
I have retained Ken Stern for my Ford Focus, He has updated me monthly or close to that on the proceedings regarding the Focus transmission. I know these things take a long time and he has put in many hours in this case. Keep up the good work
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional
When requesting information on a wide range of health and product issues, I have found Ken to be an effective and knowledgeable legal professional that has an excellent mastery of the law. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for assistance after a personal injury or medical matter.
Posted by James | August 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality Legal Representation
I have hired Mr. Ken Stern and have found him to be extremely effective, honest and hardworking. He really cares about his clients and achieving the best results possible. I always felt that our case was important and he has always been very communicative regarding questions I had and the status of my case. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Periatex Plug and Patch
Still waiting to be contacted as to the status of my case.


  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Member
  • Law Office of Kenneth A. Stern, PLLC, a/k/a Stern Law, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner/Member
  • Childrens Legal Services, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Managing Parner
  • Stern and Associates
  • 1982 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Meklir, Schreier, Nolish and Friedman, P.C.
  • 1979 - 1981
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  • Michigan State University College Of Law
  • JD
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Birth Injury
  • $2,600,000
  • Charboneau vs Sinbad's
  • $1,200,000


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • member
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • member
  • 1980 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • member
  • 1980 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Honoree
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Honoree
  • Continental Who's Who
  • 2016
  • Honoree
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • Distringuished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2015
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  • Cerebral Palsy Resource Guide
  • Kit No. 131 – The Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis Guide
  • 2013
  • Cerebral Palsy Resource Guide
  • Kit No. 121 – Signs of Developmental Delay
  • 2012
  • The Detroit News
  • Patients Lose in Malpractice Reforms
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Private Meetings, U.S. Senate
  • Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform
  • 1998
  • State Legislative Hearing
  • Medical Malpractice tort reform
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (1)
Endorse Kenneth
Birth injury Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ken Stern for many years. Ken is highly experienced and is extremely caring and knowledgeable in his work for brain injured children and their families. He is dedicated to his clients' needs and best interests through every step of the process."
Birth injury Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ken for many years. He is tireless in his pursuit of justice for his birth injury clients, and goes the extra mile to make sure their questions are answered and their needs are met. This is especially important given the tremendous, daily physical, emotional and financial demands placed on the parents of brain injured children."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Ken Stern for over 15 years. Ken is one of those rare attorneys who genuinely have compassion for, and an understanding of, his clients’ circumstances while vigorously pursuing justice on their behalf. His high level of intelligence, dedication and integrity is the standard every attorney should aspire to when advocating for families of children with birth injuries."
Birth injury Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. In our interactions, Ken has always demonstrated a passion for assisting families of children with cerebral palsy, even if they are not his clients."
Birth injury Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Ken in representing a large number of birth injury clients. He has always played an integral part in assuring that we provide the highest caliber of legal services to each of these special children and their families."
Birth injury Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ken has committed his professional life to being an advocate for families with children who suffer from birth injuries. I could not provide him with a stronger recommendation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken Stern for my entire life. He is an exceptional attorney and one of the finest men I've had the privilege of meeting, learning from, and spending time with. In his field, he is rightfully regarded as one of the absolute best, and I am honored to endorse him as an attorney and person. I believe that anyone who becomes a client of Ken's will personally experience not only his professionalism, but also his kindness and the level of caring and commitment that he exhibits."
Birth injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken in a personal and professional capacity for nearly 20 years. His legal acumen, professionalism, reputation and integrity are second to none. He possesses the rare and effective combination of a consummate professional and a fierce advocate on behalf of his clients. With Ken on your side, you will be in terrific hands."
Birth injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ken Stern for many years and worked with him intensely for several of those years. 3 words describe Ken Stern: Integrity, Excellence and Tenacity. Ken is one of the rare people who are in his profession beyond just the money. He cares deeply about his work and the people he represents. You want Ken Stern on your side and never against you!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Kenneth Stern. Ken is extremely intelligent, tenacious and fair as a lawyer and person. Once he sets his sights on a task, usually helping others, he is extremely formidable. I have had the honor of working with Ken in the past for several years and can say without hesitation that his legal acumen, judgment, integrity and work ethic are unimpeachable and second to none. Ken has had a very successful career representing people facing the worst crises imaginable and has done so with grace under pressure and with great results for his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ken Stern is a brilliant strategic and tactical lawyer. He cares, in earnest, about the victims he represents and pursues their interests with unflappable dedication. He is extremely well-connected and respected within the medical malpractice community, which is a huge advantage that clients don't often appreciate. In 7 years of practice together, I never once saw him pursue a non-meritorious case and I never once saw him settle a case for a penny less than maximum value. That's the real test of a lawyer's ethics.By way of fair disclosure, I am Ken's brother; but I also worked with him for 7 years and would repeat the above under oath. I am not a current practitioner in Michigan. I retired from law practice nearly twenty years ago and am no longer licensed in Michigan."
Birth injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken Stern is extremely knowledgeable in this area of the law and he is dedicated to providing his clients with a full range of services and counsel in this area."
Birth injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken has a long history of experience and success in representing families who have suffered as result of birth trauma related injuries to their children. He cares deeply about his client and consistently achieves good results for them."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken for many years and have found his professionalism and commitment to detail are second to none. He is a leader in his field and a man of integrity. I highly recommend Ken to any prospective client and to any attorney looking to refer the same."
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Personal injury
Novi Birth injury Lawyer Kenneth Allen Stern
Kenneth Allen Stern
Birth injury Attorney
Novi, MI
Licensed for 44 years