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Business clients are best served by creative solutions that make good business sense because the time and money a business pours into litigation is time and money that the business can never really recover. Trust litigation can cause lasting damage to the family structure and drain the assets that parents spent their lifetimes building.

Over my 34 years as a trial lawyer, I have seen that, whatever the merits of a dispute, far too often only the lawyers come out ahead. That is why before a case is filed and throughout the litigation process, I look for opportunities to achieve a constructive resolution negotiated from a position of strength. That strength derives from close collaboration with my clients as we develop litigation strategies that are both cost effective and outcome driven.

My client base consists of middle tier businesses, entrepreneurs and investors who desire the personalized level of service distinctive to smaller-sized firms.

I serve all industry sectors, ranging from service to sales, wholesale to retail, manufacturing to professional.

Specialties: Business, Real Estate and Trust Litigation, including all phases of trial and appellate work, mediation and arbitration, fully supported by a strong network of professionals who cover a wide range of legal specialities and support services.


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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 35%
    37 years
  2. Real Estate: 35%
    37 years
  3. Business: 30%
    37 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elise Louise Lampert

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sternberg is wise, compassionate, and a fierce advocate. He is a skilled litigator who knows how to protect his client's interest.


    Elise Lampert Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph Hyunsung Lee

    Terry is a tireless attorney that fights each step of the way for his clients. If you have a matter that needs litigation, Terry is your guy. If you are an attorney who needs someone to litigate a matter, it would behoove you to call Terry. I endorse him.


    Joseph Lee Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

21600 Oxnard St Ste 2070
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super Lawyer 2013California Super Lawyers2013
AV-Preeminent RatingMartindale Hubbel2013
Super Lawyer 2012California Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Terence M. Sternberg1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Conejo Valley Estate Planning CouncilPresident2014 - Present
ProvisorsGroup Leader2010 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember, Trust & Estate Section2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember Litigation, Real Estate and Trust Sections1980 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaTrust, Real Estate & Litigation Sections1979 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingThe Attorney/Client Privilege In Estate Planning2012