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Bruce Stern

Bruce H. Stern
Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law


Bruce H. Stern is an expert Civil Trial Attorney as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He is also a member of the firm’s Accident & Personal Injury practice.

Mr. Stern specializes his practice in representing the victims of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and wrongful death. In July 2004, Bruce began publishing the Traumatic Brain Injury Law Blog as a way to share his knowledge as a brain injury lawyer. Additionally, he is the author of numerous articles and a frequent lecturer on the subject of traumatic brain injury litigation, evidence and trial techniques. He also co-authored a book entitled “Litigating Brain Injuries” published by Thomson Reuters and a chapter entitled “Brain Injuries” which is included in AAJ’s Litigation Tort Case Series, published by AAJ Press.

Bruce served as the President of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) from 2019-2020. He has been a member of the AAJ since 1982.

He is a member of the AAJ Executive Committee and the National Board of Governors. He is a past chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and a past chair of AAJ’s Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Section. Bruce is a past president of the New Jersey Association for Justice (formerly ATLA-NJ) and recipient of its highest award, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service.

Additionally, Bruce handles construction incidents and has obtained an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certificate through a 30-hour outreach training program for the construction industry.

Bruce is certified as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by both the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and has been selected a fellow in the International Society of Barristers. Both organizations are highly selective and have rigorous standards for membership.

  • 05:24 Why I became a trial lawyer
  • 09:34 My first brain injury seminar
  • 15:15 The long-term effects of concussions
  • 17:34 Significant cases
  • 34:04 Determining economic recoveries
  • 40:07 Writing and publishing “Litigating Brain Injuries”
  • 1:06:09 Representing people, not cases
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