Mark Andrew SternlichtSenior Partner
Mark A. Sternlicht is a partner at Beaver Courie Sternlicht Hearp & Broadfoot, P.A, where he has practiced since returning to Fayetteville in 1985. He previously practiced with a litigation firm in Philadelphia, a Chapel Hill firm, and UNC Student Legal Services.
Mark’s practice emphasizes personal injury and medical negligence claims, and he has obtained excellent results for many clients. He represents clients in North Carolina and federal court trials and appeals. Mark’s fellow lawyers have selected him to be included in The Best Lawyers in America personal injury section since 2003. Readers of Up & Coming Weekly voted Mark as the “Best Personal Injury Attorney” in Fayetteville since 2012.
Mark graduated from the UNC School of Law, where he was a member of the North Carolina Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors at UNC, where he earned membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity.
Mark is a member of the Cumberland County, North Carolina, and American Bar Associations, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He has taught at continuing legal education seminars for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
To serve his community, Mark has been an active member of boards of directors of the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Friends of the Parks, the American Red Cross, and the ACLU of North Carolina. Mark’s interests outside of his legal practice include martial arts, museums and art galleries, and the dogs he and his wife Robbie train, show, and plan to breed.
J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1978
A.B., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1975
with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
North Carolina Bar
Member Since: 1978
Member Since: 1982
- Dunbar Corp. v. Lindsey, 905 F.2d 754 (4th Cir. 1990) (reversed dismissal of client’s Federal Tort Claims Act and Bivens claims for an unconstitutional seizure of client’s land by the Army)
- Taylor v. Taylor Products, Inc., 105 N.C.App. 620, 414 S.E.2d 568 (1992) (reversed dismissal of client’s breach of contract claims)
- Knighten v. Barnhill Contr’g Co., 122 N.C. App. 109, 468 S.E.2d 564, disc. review denied, 343 N.C. 511, 472 S.E.2d 11 (1996) (dismissed appeal from denial of defense that client’s claim was barred by governmental immunity)
- Tohato, Inc. v. Pinewild Mgmt., Inc., 128 N.C. App. 386, 496 S.E.2d 800 (1998) (affirmed denial of motion to require client to arbitrate its claims)
- McMurray v. U.S., (4th Cir. Jan. 7, 2014) (unpublished) (invalidated a release and reversed dismissal of client’s claim for damages for injuries sustained while a passenger in a vehicle driven by a government employee)
- Included in The Best Lawyers in America personal injury section since 2003
- Best Lawyers, Listed, Personal Injury Litigation, Mark Sternlicht
- Voted in Up and Coming Weekly’s “Best of Fayetteville” as Fayetteville’s Best Personal Injury Attorney 2012-2017
- AVVO rating of 10.0 (superb) 2015-2016
- 2014-Present: Board of Governors, NC Advocates for Justice