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Provided by Max Stern

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Mr. Stern is the chair of the Insurance Division of Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group. Mr. Stern is a trial and appellate lawyer, with an emphasis on a result-oriented approach to complex disputes. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in insurance coverage and bad faith cases, business tort and other commercial litigation, consumer and business class actions, and both commercial and high-end residential real estate litigation. Mr. Stern has tried cases before juries, judges and arbitration panels, and he has argued appeals in a number of state (California and Texas) and federal (Second, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits) courts. He has handled matters in various lines, including general liability, specialty liability, professional liability, excess liability, workers' compensation, property, and personal accident. He provides oversight counsel for clients at a nationwide or regional level with respect to issues of coverage, claims handling, litigation management and corporate risk.

Career

Duane Morris LLP: Partner, 2006-present; Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft LLP: Partner, 1999-2005, Associate, 1991-1999

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Defense Research Institute

Publications

Editorial Board Member and Regular Contributor to the Duane Morris Insurance Law Blog

Personal

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1991; Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1988

Chambers Review

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Insurance: Insurer - California
2
Band 2

Max Stern has a strong reputation for his insurance coverage and defense work on behalf of carriers. His expertise covers professional liability and workers' compensation, among other areas.
"Max is an excellent litigator and counselor on coverage matters with a wide range of insurance experience."


Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer - USA - Nationwide
3
Band 3

Max Stern is regularly retained by insurance carriers to litigate an array of disputes, including those arising from pollution, professional liability, bad faith and breach of contract claims. He also serves as chair of the insurance team within the firm's trial practice group.

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