Attorney Bruce Stern was sworn in over the weekend as Secretary of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) at the organization’s annual convention in Los Angeles, CA. The AAJ is the world’s largest trial bar, which works to promote justice through the legal system for people injured by the negligence or misconduct of others.
Following the path to becoming the eventual President of the AAJ, Stern has previously served as both Parliamentarian and Treasurer for the association and is a shareholder at Stark & Stark in Lawrenceville, NJ. His legal practice focuses on the areas of traumatic brain injury and wrongful death litigation, topics he has spoken and presented about to regional Chapters of the AAJ all over the country.
2016-2017 AAJ National Officers being sworn in. Pictured left to right: Larry Tawwater (2015-2016 President), Navan Ward Jr. (Parliamentarian), Tobi L. Millrood (Treasurer), Bruce Stern (Secretary), Elise R. Sanguinetti (Vice President), Kathleen L. Nastri (President-Elect)
A consummate leader focused on the administration of justice, Stern has served as President of the Mercer County Bar Association, Chair of the NJAJ-PAC Board, and President of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ). He is the recipient of NJAJ’s highest award, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service. Additional positions include Chair of the AAJ Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section and Chair of the Belli Society.
Stern was educated at Duke University (B.A. 1977) and Rutgers School of Law (J.D. 1981). He is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney at 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. Stern is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.