Max D. Stern joined Todd & Weld LLP as a partner in 2015. Mr. Stern has more than 40 years of experience litigating both groundbreaking criminal matters and complex civil cases.
Mr. Stern is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He has received numerous awards for his legal work, including the American College "Award for Courageous Advocacy" and the Joseph Balliro Award of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "in recognition of a lifelong commitment and dedication to the zealous defense of the accused." He was named by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the "25 Most Influential Massachusetts Lawyers" of the preceding quarter century in 1995.
Mr. Stern has appeared and argued at every trial and appellate level, including the United States Supreme Court. He has taught courses in Advanced Criminal Law and the Legal Profession, among others, at Harvard and Northeastern Law Schools. He is the author of articles in both scholarly journals and the popular press. He regularly lectures on various aspects of trial practice.
Mr. Stern is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as an editor of the law review. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College. After law school, Mr. Stern served as a clerk to United States Circuit Judge Simon Sobeloff of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Stern is active in community affairs. He is an accomplished photographer. He maintains a photographic website at www.maxsternphoto.com.