Richard M. Stern, Esq.Richard M. Stern ( is a native of southern California. He is a Shareholder in the law firm of Boner Stern & Sipple, and has been practicing in the areas of business law, estate planning, civil litigation, gaming, and entertainment law in San Diego, California, for the past 24 years. He is a member of the American, California, and San Diego County Bar Associations.

Mr. Stern graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in psychology in 1976 and earned his Juris Doctor in 1979 from the California Western School of Law in San Diego.

An active community member who is passionate about volunteer work, Mr. Stern has served many years on the Board for an inner-city YMCA. He has also served as Chairman of the San Diego Lawyer Referral and Information Service, as well as the Public Information and Relations Committee and the Membership Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Stern has served as Chair of the State Bar of California's Local Professionalism and Public Action (LOPAPA) Committee.

Mr. Stern also sits as an Arbitrator for the San Diego County Bar Association and has served as a Probation Monitor for the State Bar of California, Office of Trials.

Published Legal Decisions
Edwards v. Edwards, (1998) 61 Cal.App.4th 599,71 Cal.Rptr.2d 653.
Shareholder dispute. Co-trustees' power to vote shares of stock held in Trust is governed by the California Corporations Code. (Co-Counsel)
ITSI T.V. Productions, Inc., vs. California Authority of Racing Fairs, et al., 785 F. Supp. 854 (1992).
Lack of subject matter jurisdiction over foreign entity in Copyright infringement action. (Co-Counsel)

Public Service Publications
"San Diego's Media-Law Sourcebook"
Statewide Committee on Professionalism and Public Action News - September 1989
"Organizing a Local Professional and Public Action Committee (LOPAPA)"
SCOPAPA News - September 1989
"It's the Law" Miscellaneous articles in question-and-answer format for newspaper columns in San Diego County

Annual Service Award for service to the San Diego County Bar Association, May 4, 1990
Golden Triangle of Distinguished Service awarded by San Diego County YMCA, May 21, 1998