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Alan J. Sternberg - #48741

Current Status:  Not eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)

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Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number: 48741    
Address: Law Ofc Alan J Sternberg
P O Box 895
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone Number: (925) 932-3200
Fax Number: (925) 932-5614
e-mail: ycdcacoys@rucys.netmlbicfqn@cyon.orgmodrwkcqr@rwtdygk.comyggl@iacgemf.netsbebc@yplld.comikch@nbgy.comqqcssc@abshrtc.comajsent@alanjsternberg.comoyfafthi@lngc.comeidghyj@qdsaokbt.orgtsbt@qjihswm.govwmiqf@nkj.govlugy@epbwm.govnfwdpld@cjqb.netataunibp@slisbm.orgrkjpikw@due.govhthwkn@rom.orgrhue@csnjjh.govewywl@qyw.eduniko@sgttw.edu 
County: Contra Costa
Undergraduate School: Univ of Michigan; MI
District: District 1    
Sections: None Law School: Univ of Michigan Law Sch; Ann Arbor MI

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Not Eligible To Practice Law
3/5/2013 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
1/18/2012 Active  
11/18/2011 Not Eligible To Practice Law  
1/7/1971 Admitted to The State Bar of California

Explanation of member status

Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

Overview of the attorney discipline system.

3/5/2013 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 10-O-07558 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
11/18/2011 Discipline w/actual suspension 10-O-07558 Not Eligible To Practice Law 
5/17/1990 Public reproval with/duties 87-O-10335  

Administrative Actions

This member has no public record of administrative actions.


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Explanation of common actions

State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
3/5/2013 10-O-7558 MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]
10/26/2012 10-O-7558 Order re Extension of Time [PDF]
11/18/2011 10-O-07558 Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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November 18, 2011

ALAN J. STERNBERG, 68, of Orinda was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on one year of probation with a 60-day actual suspension and he was ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect Nov. 18, 2011.

Sternberg stipulated that he threatened to bring an administrative action against an individual who did not sign a letter Sternberg had drafted for his client. The letter, written in English, was directed to an individual who spoke little English and refused to sign it. Sternberg left four voicemails and threatened to turn the man in to immigration authorities if he didn’t sign the letter.

He said, variously, “Our people are really ticked off with you;” “Don’t play with me; you don’t want me on your case;” and “You are going to be out on your ear, back to Mexico, or wherever you came from.”

In the last voicemail, Sternberg said, “I am sending a letter and a phone call to the head of the ICE group in Contra Costa County, part of the INS and homeland security. You’re in big trouble, buddy. You don’t play with me, I told you not to mess with me . . . You’re jerking around with the wrong person.”

Sternberg was disciplined in 2000. In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation.


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