Planning for

Your Family's Future

Listed as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2005

Legal Services in Palo Alto, CA, to Plan for the Future

As the head of the family, you feel a strong responsibility for your loved ones. This is the way it always has and will be. Carrying that load is much easier when you have wise counsel to guide you in planning for the future. Look to a legal firm with experience in this specialty area of the law to serve you in caring for your loved ones.

Since 1987, the Law Office of Peter S. Stern has provided a wide array of counsel options, strategies, and legal services in Palo Alto, CA. Our clientele is made up of individuals making an effort to provide for the future needs of their loved ones. We are passionate about helping our clients realize the future that they envision for their estate and their family members.

Our legal work focuses primarily on areas of future-oriented law. We understand the importance of planning — for your family and their peace of mind and yours. We take the time to help you understand all available options, prioritize what means the most to you, and plan optimally for the future well-being of your family, whether you need counsel about wills and trusts, estate planning, or elder law. We pride ourselves on being accessible, compassionate, and attentive to detail. Call us today or email us at

Proud Member of:

Palo Alto, Santa Clara County (Member, Board of Trustees, 1992—1994; Chairman, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section, 1993), San Mateo County and Silicon Valley Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Executive Committee 2000-2011, Trusts and Estates Section, 2000—; Vice-Chair, 2006—2007; Chair, 2007—2008); Judicial Council of California (Member, Probate and Mental Health Advisory Committee, 2001—2007); American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Chair of the Elder Law Committee)

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About Us

Firm principal and sole practitioner Peter S. Stern has more than 30 years of legal experience in elder law and estate planning. He is a Certified Specialist in estate planning and trust and probate law, as qualified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Also, he has earned the distinction of being AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.

Peter S. Stern was born in Philadelphia, where he was surrounded by lawyers early on. With a father and grandfather in the industry, he grew up in the legal world. At the age of 21, he went to graduate school at Princeton before journeying to California to teach history. In 1978, he took the LSAT, and he received his law degree from Stanford in 1981. He was then admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Mr. Stern is a fluent French speaker as well.

Contact us today to plan for the future of your loved ones. We proudly serve customers in the California Bay Area, including Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. 

Call or email us today to book an appointment.

(650) 285-1248


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(650) 285-1248 (650) 326-2282 Fax: (650) 326-1312

Hours of Operation
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

350 Cambridge Ave Ste 330
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Service Area
The California Bay Area, including Santa Clara
and San Mateo Counties