Douglas K. Stern is a partner at Abrams Fensterman, LLP.
Mr. Stern has over twenty five years of experience in the field of mental health, criminal and elder law. He was previously a partner with Reinach Wolf, Stern and Associates, LLP, and employed as a Principal Attorney with the Mental Hygiene Legal Service.
Mr. Stern has a breadth and depth of knowledge relating to criminal, mental health and elder law issues and has lectured extensively on various topics including psychiatry and the law, trial advocacy, select disability and elder law issues. Since 1998, he has been an adjunct professor of law at the St. John’s University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Stern is widely published in his fields of concentration. He has presented at several hospital based “Grand Rounds” lectures and performed numerous in-service training programs. He has argued and briefed cases before the Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals. He has been appointed as Counsel, Court Evaluator and Guardian by the Supreme Court in the metropolitan area on well over 50 occasions. Throughout the course of his legal career, Mr. Stern has conducted and/or supervised well over 10,000 hearings and trials held pursuant to the Mental Hygiene Law. He has extensive experience in federal and state cases that involve mental health defenses, competency to stand trial and alternatives to incarceration and problem solving courts.
Mr. Stern holds a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. from Hofstra University. He is admitted to practice law in New York State.
- New York
- New York Law School, New York, New York, J.D.
- Hofstra University, B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Bar Association, Member
- Nassau County Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Principal Attorney
- Reinach Wolf, Stern and Associates, LLP, Partner