Michael L. Stern

Michael L. Stern

Judge Michael L. Stern has presided over civil trial courts since his appointment to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2001. He is a frequent speaker on trial practice matters. As an attorney, he tried cases throughout the United States. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

Articles written by this author:
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

He was called Honest Abe in part because of his ethics as a lawyer for more than 25 years

Michael L. Stern

2014 July


Abraham Lincoln teaches cross-examination

Abraham Lincoln teaches cross-examination

Reflecting on the use of Lincoln’s techniques to accomplish better outcomes in our own examination of adverse witnesses

Michael L. Stern

2015 July


What if Abraham Lincoln had lived to practice law again?

What if Abraham Lincoln had lived to practice law again?

A look at what history suggests Lincoln’s life might have been like had he survived the presidency

Michael L. Stern

2016 July


Mark Twain tickles the legal funny bone

The legendary author and humorist satirized the law to promote his ideal of justice

Michael L. Stern

2017 July


Lawyer Lincoln’s trial tactics

Lawyer Lincoln’s trial tactics

How Abraham Lincoln developed his trial skills and prepared himself to persuade juries

Michael L. Stern

2018 July