Duckor Metzger & Wynne, a Professional Law Corporation, (DMW) announced that it changed its name and was joined by two lawyers who add talent and dimension to the firm’s already existing practice areas. Richard M. Stern and James H. Sipple, both previously with the Law Offices of Boner Stern & Sipple, joined the firm Feb. 1.
In addition, Shareholder Anna F. Roppo became the firm’s President and CFO effective Sept. 30.
After more than 40 years serving clients across a broad range of litigation and transactional matters, DMW is excited for this next chapter and is committed to continuing to provide the authentic, high-quality, and effective counsel clients have come to expect.
“The changes and additions are a reflection of our focus on supporting the San Diego community and its legal needs,” Roppo said. “We are especially happy to welcome Richard and James to the firm. Their sterling reputations in the San Diego legal community created buzz within and outside the firm. We are excited to be able to offer their experience, skill, and services to our clients.”
Stern’s practice focuses on business law, estate planning, and probate and trust administration. He is an active member of the San Diego County Bar Association and a passionate volunteer for several organizations, including the YMCA. He earned his law degree from California Western School of Law.
Sipple provides business law, tax law, estate planning, and probate and trust administration counsel to businesses and individual clients. He earned his law degree, as well as a Master of Laws degree in taxation, from the University of San Diego School of Law.
DMW has expanded its footprint to include the former Boner, Stern & Sipple office in Carlsbad, which allows DMW to be more accessible to its north county clients.