At Stern Law, Slate J. Stern represents clients in personal injury and business litigation issues. Mr. Stern has called New Mexico home for more than two decades. In that time, he has successfully held negligent parties accountable for a client's losses and helped business owners protect and grow their enterprises.
Mr. Stern's practice areas are comprehensive. He has obtained six- and seven-figure awards for people who have suffered incidents that include trucking accidents, brain injuries, medical malpractice and explosions. When it comes to business law, he represents clients in partnership disputes, insurance matters, real estate disputes, business torts, and breaches of contract and fiduciary duty. He has represented clients before both state and federal courts. Mr. Stern is also a seasoned negotiator who helps clients resolve matters without going to litigation.
As a testament to his achievements, Mr. Stern has earned honors that include a lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; being listed in America's Top 100 Attorneys; receiving the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; and being named a Super Lawyer.
Mr. Stern received an undergraduate degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin. He earned a law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law and holds a Master of Arts in liberal arts from St. John's College.
Outside of his office, Mr. Stern regularly volunteers for local organizations. He also enjoys extreme outdoor activities. Mr. Stern has competed in the Ironman triathlon, climbed Mount Everest and pulled a sled from Siberia to the North Pole.
* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2020|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||America's Top 100 Attorneys||2020|
|Distinguished Lawyer||Lawyers of Distinction||2020|
|Top High Stakes Litigator||America's Top 100 Attorneys||2020|
|Chalice Award recognition Outstanding Service & Leadership||New Mexico School for the Arts||2018|
|Client Champion Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Owner||Slate Stern Law||1994 - Present|
|Committee Member||New Mexico State Bar Ethics Committee||2012 - 2019|
|Assistant Disciplinary Counsel||New Mexico Supreme Court||1997 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Mexico State Bar Ethics Committee||Member||2012 - Present|
|New Mexico State Bar||N/A||N/A|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||N/A||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|The Journal of the New Mexico Trial Lawyer's Foundation||The Rules Are Changing: When Should You Consider Establishing A Medicare Set-Aside Fund in a Liability Case||2017|
|The Warrior||It All Started With This Voicemail||2017|
|St. John's College||MA - Masters||2000|
|Oklahoma City University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Texas, Austin||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
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