About Mr. Richard S. Sternberg

Many people are intimidated by the thought of choosing a lawyer from one of Washington’s many large law firms.
And with good reason. For the most part, the large law firms are dedicated to serving large clients (with deep pockets).
Fortunately, there is an alternative. The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg.
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg are dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, they follow on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and  at the same time, pursue more collegian relations with other members of the Bar.
A 1983 graduate of Georgetown University Law School, Mr. Sternberg has extensive experience in  many areas of the law. He is “Av” Peer-Rated* by Martindale-Hubbell, the national lawyer rating organization, and is listed on their “Register of Preeminent Lawyers.” He has a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo.  Among other honors, he was named one of the “Best Lawyers in Virginia” in 2000 by Virginia Business magazine.
Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and businesses. For corporate and sovereign clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium, PLLC. While the Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg has multiple offices for client convenience, there is only one lawyer: Mr. Sternberg himself. As a client, you benefit from a close relationship with the one lawyer handling your case. If you approve, Mr. Sternberg also works with several affiliates who provide highly qualified execution of legal strategies outlined by Mr. Sternberg. If your matter requires multiple areas of practice and a limited practice, such as tax or immigration law, Mr. Sternberg can work with the lawyers he knows to be the best through MWLC.
So take a few minutes to look through our site. And see how The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg can be a very effective alternative to Washington’s mega-firms.

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*”Av” is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.  More information about this rating can be found  here.

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I haven't yet hired Mr. Sternberg but he provided helpful advice even before I engaged him.
I haven't yet hired Mr. Sternberg but he provided helpful advice even before I engaged him.
Excellent and pragmatic advice. Worked well despite the fact that I am out of the country most of the time.
Excellent and pragmatic advice. Worked well despite the fact that I am out of the country most of the time.
Mr. Sternberg was extremely helpful and took the time to explain all options to me. His customer service was exceptional and I found him to be very trustworthy and knowledgeable about the subject. I have no hesitation recommending him to create a trust.
Mr. Sternberg was extremely helpful and took the time to explain all options to me. His customer service was exceptional and I found him to be very trustworthy and knowledgeable about the subject. I have no hesitation recommending him to create a trust.
Richard has helped my company navigate a delicate and volatile IP issue. He listens and understands what my company needs from both a legal and business perspective.
Richard has helped my company navigate a delicate and volatile IP issue. He listens and understands what my company needs from both a legal and business perspective.
The information provided to me by Mr. Sternberg was concise, useful, and most of all enlightening. Mr. Sternberg's level of commitment to his clients and his colleagues is unrivaled in the area. He wasted no time whatsoever, kept me informed and was knowledgable in many diverse areas of law. I learn something each time I speak with him.
The information provided to me by Mr. Sternberg was concise, useful, and most of all enlightening. Mr. Sternberg's level of commitment to his clients and his colleagues is unrivaled in the area. He wasted no time whatsoever, kept me informed and was knowledgable in many diverse areas of law. I learn something each time I speak with him.
I hired Richard Sternberg in a Landlord/Tenant case. I had a problem tenant that wouldn't leave. I was able to speak to him same day which was important so I knew how to proceed. I told him I needed a release form at 2 PM on a Friday and he turned it around within 24 hrs.
I hired Richard Sternberg in a Landlord/Tenant case. I had a problem tenant that wouldn't leave. I was able to speak to him same day which was important so I knew how to proceed. I told him I needed a release form at 2 PM on a Friday and he turned it around within 24 hrs.
Richard's suggestions and recommendations for an estate I am administering was right on the mark. He demonstrated a solid understanding of my issues, and was able to provide advice that was easy to understand. I am extremely pleased with his advice and results.
Ken

Richard's suggestions and recommendations for an estate I am administering was right on the mark. He demonstrated a solid understanding of my issues, and was able to provide advice that was easy to understand. I am extremely pleased with his advice and results.
Richard was a huge help and pointed out some important pieces of the contract that we needed to get changed. Good guy to have on your side.
Richard was a huge help and pointed out some important pieces of the contract that we needed to get changed. Good guy to have on your side.
Richard was very professional. He took my call right away and directed to the person to help me in my area. I would highly recommend him.
Richard was very professional. He took my call right away and directed to the person to help me in my area. I would highly recommend him.
My family has used Mr. Sternberg a number of times over the years for non traffic related felony charges. Mr. Sternberg is very knowledgeable in how to most favorably present his clients before the judge to maximize the probability of a favorable outcome, which is why we have kept coming back when we need lawyer.
My family has used Mr. Sternberg a number of times over the years for non traffic related felony charges. Mr. Sternberg is very knowledgeable in how to most favorably present his clients before the judge to maximize the probability of a favorable outcome, which is why we have kept coming back when we need lawyer.
Richard is very knowledgeable lawyer in several area. He understands my needs and points out many scenarios that I had not thought of before. His professional advice was very helpful when we’re fine toning our premarital agreement which was draft by another lawyer.
Richard is very knowledgeable lawyer in several area. He understands my needs and points out many scenarios that I had not thought of before. His professional advice was very helpful when we’re fine toning our premarital agreement which was draft by another lawyer.
Mr Sternberg was very patient with me. I had to reschedule due my lack of documentation I thought. He took the time and give me options to discuss my dilemma. This was a consultation, he was very knowledgeable and give me great advice. I wish I knew him earlier because my problem would be solved. I am looking forward in contacting him again.
Mr Sternberg was very patient with me. I had to reschedule due my lack of documentation I thought. He took the time and give me options to discuss my dilemma. This was a consultation, he was very knowledgeable and give me great advice. I wish I knew him earlier because my problem would be solved. I am looking forward in contacting him again.
For those of you who purchase property in DC, you know how complicated and complex evicting tenants and former owners can be. That being said, it's crucial to accurate legal advice when it comes to purchasing real estate in DC. I can confidently say that if it wasnt for Mr. Sternberg I would be tied up in a transaction that would have caused me north of $30k in losses. If you are looking for an attorney who truly understands TOPA Rights then Mr. Sternberg is the attorney for you.\r\n\r\nMr. Sternbeg, thank you again for analyzing and unveiling the true flaws with the transaction that I was about to enter. I look forward to running all of my future transactions through you and your team.
For those of you who purchase property in DC, you know how complicated and complex evicting tenants and former owners can be. That being said, it's crucial to accurate legal advice when it comes to purchasing real estate in DC. I can confidently say that if it wasnt for Mr. Sternberg I would be tied up in a transaction that would have caused me north of $30k in losses. If you are looking for an attorney who truly understands TOPA Rights then Mr. Sternberg is the attorney for you.\r\n\r\nMr. Sternbeg, thank you again for analyzing and unveiling the true flaws with the transaction that I was about to enter. I look forward to running all of my future transactions through you and your team.
Mr. Sternberg responded to my inquiry very quickly and provided thorough, detailed advice. He also asked me questions to consider how the personal factors involved in the case might affect my decision, which helped me see all angles of the issue. Overall, strongly recommend for personal, high quality service and thorough analysis.
Mr. Sternberg responded to my inquiry very quickly and provided thorough, detailed advice. He also asked me questions to consider how the personal factors involved in the case might affect my decision, which helped me see all angles of the issue. Overall, strongly recommend for personal, high quality service and thorough analysis.
I had a number of questions regarding the selling of a property in District occupied with tenants on a month to month lease. Mr Sternberg was able in our hour long consultation to redirect my many questions away from the tangential to what I specifically needed to do. I feel very confident moving forward and would recommend his services to anyone looking for insight to real estate law in DC.
I had a number of questions regarding the selling of a property in District occupied with tenants on a month to month lease. Mr Sternberg was able in our hour long consultation to redirect my many questions away from the tangential to what I specifically needed to do. I feel very confident moving forward and would recommend his services to anyone looking for insight to real estate law in DC.
I really appreciated Richard's answers to my questions, and the fact that he informed me of the legal principles behind them. His boundaries around where his practice and expertise begin and end was very helpful. He was able to give me some ideas about how to proceed through my very confusing situation.
I really appreciated Richard's answers to my questions, and the fact that he informed me of the legal principles behind them. His boundaries around where his practice and expertise begin and end was very helpful. He was able to give me some ideas about how to proceed through my very confusing situation.
I found Mr. Sternberg to be very helpful and straightforward. He is an experienced professional on his field and it is very non-stressful to use his services. Having experience with other lawyers I can attest that it is a pleasure to have him as my legal counsel. I definitely recommend anyone to use his services as a lawyer. You will be getting one of the best professionals on his area of expertise in the area and it has been a pleasure to be his client.
I found Mr. Sternberg to be very helpful and straightforward. He is an experienced professional on his field and it is very non-stressful to use his services. Having experience with other lawyers I can attest that it is a pleasure to have him as my legal counsel. I definitely recommend anyone to use his services as a lawyer. You will be getting one of the best professionals on his area of expertise in the area and it has been a pleasure to be his client.
Thank you Mr. Sternberg, for your great work! I will definitely close my next deal with you. Your vast knowledge of real estate is remarkable. And if there is such a thing as a 6 star rating on Avo, that's what I will choose to represent your rating!!
Thank you Mr. Sternberg, for your great work! I will definitely close my next deal with you. Your vast knowledge of real estate is remarkable. And if there is such a thing as a 6 star rating on Avo, that's what I will choose to represent your rating!!
I was concerned that I was going to be used in a scam or money laundering scheme and Richard made it perfectly clear that I was in over my head and should not even consider it. Thank you so much Richard.
I was concerned that I was going to be used in a scam or money laundering scheme and Richard made it perfectly clear that I was in over my head and should not even consider it. Thank you so much Richard.
I thank Mr. Richard Sternberg for his very prompt reply. For me it is very helpful and reassuring to have an experienced attorney tell me that the way I am considering for solving my problem is the right one. Thanks.
I thank Mr. Richard Sternberg for his very prompt reply. For me it is very helpful and reassuring to have an experienced attorney tell me that the way I am considering for solving my problem is the right one. Thanks.