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  1. Appeals: 50%
    14 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    14 years



Hourly ($650/hour)

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  • William S. Cizmadia

    Mr. Stris is the premier litigator in the United States for everything ERISA. He is properly brilliant, and adds tremendous value to every case that he touches. His firm strives for, and accepts nothing less than, excellence. Peter Stris is a game changer.


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Stris & Maher LLP

725 South Figueroa Street; Ste. 1830
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


NYCurrently registered 200103/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Boykin C. Wright Memorial Prize for Appellate AdvocacyHarvard Law School2000
National Debate ChampionAmerican Parliamentary Debate Association1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerStris & Maher LLP2007 - Present
Visiting ProfessorWhittier Law School2005 - 2011
Managing PartnerWillenken Wilson Loh & Stris LLP2002 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Conkright v. Frommert, 130 S.Ct. 1640 (2010)Reversed
LaRue v. DeWolff, 552 U.S. 248 (2008)Victory
Sereboff v. MAMSI, 547 U.S. 356 (2006)Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington University Law ReviewERISA & Uncertainty2010
Hofstra Labor & Employment Law JournalERISA Remedies, Welfare Benefits, and Bad Faith: Losing Sight of the Cathedral2009
Fordham Law ReviewERISA, Agency Costs, and the Future of Health Care in the United States2008
Los Angeles Daily JournalSaving 401(k)s2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of PennsylvaniaMusicBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCLA Law SchoolBringing a Case to the Supreme Court: A Discussion with Supreme Court Litigators2009
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionHot Topics in ERISA Litigation2009