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Craig Michael Sturm

Craig Michael Sturm

also known as Craig Sturm, Attorney Sturm

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me


Fighting a DUI arrest almost always makes more sense than pleading guilty. 

It is unknown to many that:


There are more than 100 interfering substances, medical conditions and equipment malfunctions can cause DUI breathalyzers to generate falsely high readings.


DUI blood testing is prone to error. When we re-test clients' blood samples at independent laboratories, we frequently get different results...and sometimes find that the original sample was contaminated?


Police officers are supposed to follow a standardized set of procedures in DUI roadside investigations...and very few of them do?


Regardless the type of case, Sturm Law visits the location, studies the arresting officers' training and background, reanalyzes blood samples, examines the breathalyzers' maintenance history, subpoenas and cross-examines officers at live DMV hearings, and deconstructs the case to find the problems and issues leading to a successful DUI defense.


If you got arrested for DUI, Sturm Law invites you to join us for a case analysis with Craig Sturm. We want to start by hearing from you everything that happened leading up to, during and after the arrest. We'll give you our candid opinion as to the likelihood of prevailing.


Criminal defense attorney Craig Sturm, founder of Sturm Law, has experience fighting DUI’s of all types from DUI misdemeanors to DUI murder. Along with his expertise in DUI’s, he has handled all sorts of assault, domestic violence, and drug cases. He is held in high esteem by defense lawyers, prosecutors, and judges all over. He is known for fighting his cases and winning! He is also known for having the “big firm” experience as he was the manager of the largest criminal defense firm in California. However, he handles each and every case himself and every client is treated as a VIP.


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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. DUI & DWI: 97%
    14 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 3%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

50 total 

  • Marcos M. Garza

    Craig Sturm has a national reputation as one of the finest DUI defense practitioners in California. If I had a family member or loved one charged with a crime in southern California, Craig would be the first person I called. A proven fighter, an excellent attorney, and an excellent human-being, Craig is one of the "go to" people in DUI defense. I highly recommend Craig without reservation to anyone looking for a skilled a relentless attorney for representation for a DUI or other criminal charge.

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    Marcos Garza DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hieu N Vu

    I had the pleasure to work with Mr. Strum on some of his cases. He is a lawyers lawyer. Mr. Sturm is a lawyer other lawyers go to if they have questions. He will take his cases to trial and is well studied in the areas of DUI. He is an instructor in Standard Field Sobriety Test and is able to instruct law enforcement on the adminstration of the tests.

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    Hieu Vu Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Sturm Law

1010 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1415
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200205/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor 2015Avvo2015
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI DWINational College for DUI Defense2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Annual Fast Eddie KuwatchCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2014
Top Lawyer in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2014
Annual CCDB DUIColorado Criminal Defense Bar2014
SpeakerCalifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice2014
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Summer Session Graduate at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
“A Recipe for Success: Trial Techniques That Win!”NACDL & NCDD Present the 17th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity® Seminar2013
Superb Rated AttorneyAVVO2013
10th Annual DUI SeminarMABA (PAC) Political Action Committee, CA DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)2013
Annual Fast Eddie KuwatchCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2013
Annual Fast Eddie KuwatchCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2012
Getting the ‘Not Guilty’ VoteNACDL & NCDD Present the 16th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity® Seminar2012
Winter Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2012
Summer Session Graduate at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2012
The 19th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUITexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)2012
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)2012
Excellent Rated AttorneyAVVO2012
Gas Chromatography Hands-On Lab TrainingAmerican Chemical Society2012
10 Year AnniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2012
9th ANNUAL DUI SEMINARMexican American Bar Association2012
OCCUPY DUI SAN DIEGOCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2012
Winning at Every LevelNACDL & NCDD Present the 15th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity® Seminar2011
AVVOExcellent Rated Attorney2011
Forensic Chromatography CourseAmerican Chemical Society and Axion Laboratories2011
Annual Fast Eddie KuwatchCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2011
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Instructor courseNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)2011
Summer Session Graduate at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2011
Communicating Your Way to AcquittalNACDL & NCDD Present the 14th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity® Seminar2010
Defending Drug Cases III SeminarNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
Annual Fast Eddie KuwatchCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2010
6TH ANNUAL DUI SEMINARMexican American Bar Association2009
Annual Fast Eddie KuwatchCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2009
Annual Fast Eddie KuwatchCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2008
Annual Fast Eddie KuwatchCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2007
Criminal Defense PracticeCalifornia Public Defenders Association2007
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) Student courseNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial Attorney and Owner at Law OfficeSturm Law2009 - Present
Managing AttorneyKavinoky Law Firm2007 - 2009
Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office2002 - 2007
Law ClerkLos Angeles County Superior Courts2001 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
American Chemical SocietyAssociate2012 - Present
Wounded Warriors ProjectContributor2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2001 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. A.bDUI Dismissed
People v. C.LDUI Dismissed
People v. C.F.DUI Dismissed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Defense JournalFighting a DUI2012
Criminal Defense ChroniclesDUI defense2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Axion Lab/American Chemical SocietyGas Chromatography VIIUnknown2012
Glendale University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Santa Monica CollegeAssociates Arts DegreeAA1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
DUI Power SeminarDUI 1012014
Instructor CourseStandard Field Sobriety Test2013
Understanding the DatamasterBreath Testing in Los Angeles County2012
UCLACriminal Defense and DUI Defense2010
Court TVDUI's2007