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Adams and Reese Appellate Team Leader and General Counsel Martin Stern is ranked by Louisiana Super Lawyers as one of the top 14 appellate lawyers in Louisiana, one of the top 50 lawyers overall in New Orleans, and one of top 50 lawyers overall in the state.

The 2024 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers was announced in December by Thomson Reuters. Through a peer review and rating process, Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Honorees are selected through a nomination process, peer-review survey by practice area, and independent research on candidates.

Stern is also ranked Band 1 in Litigation: Appellate in Louisiana by Chambers USA.

In 2025, Stern will celebrate his 40th year of legal practice. He focuses his practice on appellate litigation, complex litigation, and legal ethics and legal malpractice defense, and he is also active in pro bono representation.

Through his appellate litigation work, Stern has handled hundreds of appeals, including in each of the Louisiana circuit courts of appeal and the U.S. Fourth and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and he has argued 14 times to the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a director of the Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit (BAFFC), and he is one of 15 lawyers certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as an Appellate Practice Specialist.

Stern is admitted to appear before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits, along with the U.S. Supreme Court and Louisiana Supreme Court.