Alan J. Sternberg - #48741
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Ofc Alan J Sternberg
P O Box 895
Orinda, CA 94563
|Phone Number:||(925) 932-3200|
|Fax Number:||(925) 932-5614|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of Michigan; MI|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Univ of Michigan Law Sch; Ann Arbor MI|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|This member has no public record of administrative actions.|
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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.