Kenneth A. Stern is a distinguished attorney based in Novi, Michigan. With thirty seven years of experience, he is one of the leading lawyers specializing in medical malpractice liability in the Detroit area and the United States. Stern is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The CP Lawyer and Stern Law, PLLC.
After earning his law degree from Detroit College of Law, Stern founded his law firm in 1981 with the goal of providing a comprehensive legal resource to parents struggling to find answers for their children dealing with birth injuries.
My inspiration to practice medical malpractice law derived first from my interest in medicine and second from my desire to help people.
Though his practice touches on many aspects of medical malpractice, Stern has a keen interest in helping the parents of children with Cerebral Palsy. He saw that in spite of advances in medicine there was an increase in the number of cases of CP. He found that significant differences existed in the quality of care provided to people with different insurance plans, and that changes in the health care system, along with the rising popularity of managed care, had resulted not only in an increase of complicated pregnancies, but also led to deficient care in many cases.
Stern felt that the medical system had failed these people, and he saw his opportunity to make a difference through the legal process.
Every family of a child with Cerebral Palsy deserves the same quality of care, treatment and access to needed information and resources.
In 1997, Stern founded MyChild™, an organization dedicated to providing resources and information to people and parents looking to better understand CP. Staffed by a call center team and bolstered by hundreds of informational kits, eBooks, program resources and more, MyChild™ is a free service provided to parents and advocates alike with the singular goal of providing help where it is needed most. MyChild™ also operates CerebralPalsy.org, a website created by Stern to house hundreds of pages of information explaining critical elements of CP, which increases awareness and empowerment of parents, caregivers, and more. Since its founding, the organization has been wildly successful, and today helps countless people whose lives have been touched by the disorder.
As a leader in his industry, Stern has been called upon for expert testimony in numerous State legislative hearings, and he often appears before members of Congress to testify on how medical liability reform is impacting the rights of children with special needs. He has also lectured on legal topics relating to medical malpractice at legal association seminars, while many of his legal victories have been featured in prominent legal journals. Stern has served as the co-chair for the medical malpractice committee for a state trials lawyers association.
With nearly four decades dedicated to helping the victims of medical malpractice, Stern shows no signs of slowing down. Through both his law firm and MyChild™, Stern continues to be a staunch advocate for the rights of children with Cerebral Palsy.
Detailed Career Information
Kenneth A. Stern received his law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1979 and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Wayne State University in 1976. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Stern is a member of American Bar Association, Michigan Association for Justice, American Association for Justice and Birth Trauma Litigation Group. He is past Co-Chairman of Michigan Trial Lawyers Association’s Legislative and Medical Malpractice Committee Committees.