also known as Robert Stempler
I was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College, I worked at two CPA firms (the first was a national-size firm, the second had offices in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage) and obtained my CPA license, which is now inactive. Then, I went to law school in Sacramento.
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I have known Robert Stempler for many years, and have worked with him on several cases. He is a long-time consumer practitioner, an honest lawyer, and skilled in assisting consumers with car fraud, debt collection harassment, and credit reporting cases. He is up to date on the law, and in my opinion, has an especially good knowledge of civil procedure, both federal and state. I can highly recommend Robert to any client who is looking for representation in the area of consumer protection.
Alexander Trueblood Consumer protection Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have co-counseled and strategized with Robert on a number of matters and I never cease to be impressed with his integrity, expertise and ability to analyze a client’s legal options and choices. Robert is a very skilled litigation attorney with vast experience in both state and federal trial and appellate matters. Unlike many attorneys who talk about litigating cases but have rarely if ever seen the inside of a courtroom, Robert has litigated hundreds of cases for consumers. He speaks from experience fighting for his clients “in the trenches”. He talks the talk and walks the walk. I highly recommend him.
Patric Lester Consumer protection Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Making A Difference Award||District 12 Toastmasters||2014|
|Top Contributor Award 2014||Avvo.com||2014|
|Avvo Superb Rated Attorney||Avvo.com||2014|
|Our Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2013|
|Avvo Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|2012 Clients’ Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
|Our Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2012|
|Our Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2011|
|“First Place” for Unique Truth in Lending Act Case||National Association of Consumer Advocates||1998|
|McCarthy Scholarship for “exceptional academic ability”||McGeorge School of Law||1991|
|President||Consumer Law Office of Robert Stempler, APC||1997 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Palm Springs Toastmasters||Various Offices, Incl President||2008 - Present|
|California State Bar's Business Law Section||Member||2001 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||1997 - Present|
|District 12 Toastmasters||Area Governor-Select Distinguished||2013 - 2014|
|District 12 Toastmasters||Area Governor-Distinguished||2011 - 2012|
|State Bar of California||Co-Chair/Editor in Chief of Business Law News||2003 - 2004|
|Southern California Auto Fraud Lawyers||Member||1998 - 2008|
|Angel v. Villa Honda and Wells Fargo Bank||Trial verdict included punitive damages.|
|Rannis v. Fair Credit Lawyers, Inc. & Peter Recchia||Plaintiff won, class certified, affirmed on appeal|
|Doxtader v. Transworld Systems||Class certified and settlement approved.|
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|Consumer Advocate||Summary of Trial Presentation by Robert Brennan in U.S. District Court||2006|
|NCLC Repossessions and Foreclosures||Chapter 4 co-editor||1999|
|A Lawyers Guide to Planning for Long-Term Care in California||Edited entire publication and co-wrote several chapters with attorneys||1992|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Claremont McKenna College||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Rotary Club||Identity Theft: Detect it, Stop it, Prevent it||2012|
|MCLE for Orange County Bar Assn Members||Credit Card Defense As Alternative to Bankruptcy||2012|
|Rotary Weekly Meeting||Consumer Law - Debt Collection Harassment, Identity Theft, and Protecting Your Credit||2010|
|Oral Argument of Appeal in Judgment for Plaintiff and Class Certification in Rannis v. Fair Credit Lawyers||Oral Argument for Plaintiff/Appellee and the Class Members||2010|
|Fair Credit Report Act Conference||Credit Reporting Experts||2006|
|Conference on Consumer Finance Law||Fair Debt Collection Practices Act||2002|