Paul Stern, Chief, Litigation Division

Paul Stern is a 1977 graduate of Syracuse University Law School and holds a B.A. in History from Leigh University. After clerking in the Appellate Division of New York and working at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., he joined the Natural Resources Division of the Office of the Attorney General in 1980. In 1988, Mr. Stern transferred to the Civil Litigation Division, and in 1998 was appointed Chief of that Division. Mr. Stern is involved with complex civil litigation and is responsible for overseeing the Office’s civil appellate practice. He has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, including a case in which he successfully defended Maine in a boundary dispute with New Hampshire. Paul has been involved in diverse sorts of litigation, which have varied from challenges to Maine’s management of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, to the redistricting of Maine’s legislative districts, to Maine’s efforts to control the price of prescription drugs. Mr. Stern was named Manager of the Year in 2004. He also has served as the Attorney General’s designee on the Civil Rules Advisory Committee and as a member of the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for the District of Maine.