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Karen L. Stern

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Worcester, MA

Bernstein & Stern, LLC
One Exchange Place, 4th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 508-755-5555
Fax: 508-421-6966
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Karen L. Stern of Bernstein & Stern, LLC in Worcester, Massachusetts, has been practicing law since 1987, providing representation to clients throughout the state as well as around the country. Her practice involves a wide range of matters related to personal injury and employment law. Ms. Stern handles medical malpractice, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and other incidents in which her client has been injured through the negligence of others. She also handles cases related to wrongful termination, an employer's failure to pay wages, contract disputes, workplace harassment, deceptive or unfair business practices, fraud and breach of contract. During her career, Ms. Stern has secured multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdict awards for her clients. 

In 2015, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Ms. Stern to its annual Lawyers of the Year list for bringing about a significant change in the area of personal injury law. In 2016-2017, Attorney Stern served on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.  Ms. Stern is a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.  She received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award which recognizes excellence in the quality of legal services she provides her clients. 

Ms. Stern pursued her undergraduate studies at Wheaton College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in government in 1979. She then attended Suffolk University to obtain a Master of Public Administration before being awarded her Juris Doctor by Boston University School of Law in 1987. 


Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

About Karen L. Stern

First Admitted: 1987

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Educational Background

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Suffolk University, Masters in Public Administration
  • Wheaton College in Massachusetts, B.A, Government

Pro bono/Community Service

  • City of Worcester Cable Television Advisory Committee
  • Boston University Alumni Club of Worcester County, President

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • National Advisory Board - American Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Massachusetts Bar Association


  • 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Martindale Hubbell 2013 Client Distinction Award for Excellence
  • Leaders in the Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2015
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Office Location for Karen L. Stern

One Exchange Place, 4th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: 508-755-5555

Fax: 508-421-6966

Last Updated: 5/5/2021

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