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Justin Edward Sterling

Justin Edward Sterling

Los Angeles County, Kern County, Ventura County, Orange County
  • Criminal Law, Civil Rights, DUI & DWI ...
  • California
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DISMISSALS. ACQUITTALS. CHARGE REDUCTIONS. MILLIONS RECOVERED. Named a Top California Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney, Mr. Sterling is an accomplished trial lawyer with an extensive track record of winning in both federal and state court. In addition to defending his clients in criminal court, Mr. Sterling has also recovered millions of dollars for his clients who have been victimized and unlawfully targeted by law enforcement.

The Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling is a top-rated law firm committed to the exclusive practice of criminal trial defense and civil rights litigation. The firm brings high-end and aggressive representation to those facing prosecution by state and federal authorities. Mr. Sterling has also been instrumental in bringing about policy change in the realm of civil rights and government accountability cases by recovering multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients when his clients have been mistreated by the police.

Representative cases include DUI, murder, sex offenses, federal white collar crime, police brutality and prisoner abuse cases. Preeminent in the field of criminal defense and civil rights, the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling combines in-depth trial experience with local expertise.

Mr. Sterling has been named a National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer and is consistently featured in print, broadcast, and digital media for his expertise in criminal law and civil rights.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder/Owner/Criminal Defense Lawyer
Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling
- Current
As founder and managing attorney at the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling, Mr. Sterling represents his clients at all phases of criminal litigation and handles everything from DUI to complex murder cases. Mr. Sterling is licensed to practice in both state and federal jurisdictions, at the trial and appellate level. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm represents clients statewide.
Trial Lawyer
Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office
As a trial lawyer for the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office, Mr. Sterling was responsible for representing his clients at all phases of criminal litigation. As a trial attorney for this office, Mr. Sterling's representative cases included everything from low level misdemeanor offenses to complex murder cases.
California St Univ Chico
Undergraduate Degree
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Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Top 100 Trial Lawyer
The National Trial Lawyers Association
The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides advocacy training and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers.
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers Association
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense.
Top Lawyer in California
The Legal Network's Top Lawyers in California
Top Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 50 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Top Lawyers is by invitation only. Mr. Sterling was named a Top Lawyer in 2013 and 2014 noting his dedication to his clients as well as maintaining outstanding legal excellence.
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Under Age 40
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top Advisor - San Fernando Valley
Ventura Blvd. Magazine
Ventura Blvd. Magazine, one of the finest regional lifestyle publications, named Mr. Sterling a trusted advisor within the San Fernando Valley, profiling his local expertise within the Valley community. By combining in-depth criminal trial experience with local expertise, Mr. Sterling continues to be one of the most sought-after advisors in criminal law.
Attorney of the Year: Charlie Gessler Award
Los Angeles County Public Defender's Association
Charles Gessler is the cornerstone of capital defense practice. Known as the “dean of the capital case” in California, Charles Gessler has dedicated his professional career to legal advocacy on behalf of people accused of crimes. His clients have included some high-profile defendants – Vaughn C. Greenwood, the so-called “Skid Row Slasher”, Sam Nam Chinh, charged in a highly publicized 1984 Chinatown murder-robbery case and convicted of killing a police officer; and Lyle Menendez in his second trial for the shotgun killing of his parents. Mr. Gessler is a champion of the belief that criminal defense attorneys represent whole people, not just cases. This honor was given to Mr. Sterling by the Public Defender’s Association of Los Angeles County. The award recognized Mr. Sterling’s tenacity as a trial lawyer, highlighting the remarkable results he obtained for his clients through plea negotiations and jury verdicts.
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 249491
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Contact & Map
Our Encino Office
15760 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 700
Encino, CA 91436
Telephone: (818) 995-9452
Fax: (818) 824-3533
Our Beverly Hills Office
433 N. Camden Drive
Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Telephone: (818) 995-9452
Fax: (818) 824-3533