Posted by a client
My son was charged in a criminal misdemeanor case by the LA City Attorney. We interviewed three local LA attorneys and narrowed it down to Justin Sterling and one other. Although we felt comfortable with both, we finally opted for Justin based on his extensive experience, his familiarity with the court in question, the other reviews I read, and his straight forward assessment of the situation.
Justin gave us what I considered to be a realistic assessment of the case and an outline of the possible outcomes without promising the moon. As the case progressed Justin presented us with the status and his strategy and the back up plans should the case take an unexpected twist. After several hearings Justin achieved the best possible result - a complete dismissal of the charges.
I strongly recommend the services of Justin Sterling to anyone facing criminal prosecution.
Posted by JAY LOPEZ
I WAS REFERRED TO JUSTIN STERLING BY A CLOSE FRIEND. WHEN I FIRST MET JUSTIN I KNEW RITE AWAY HE WAS THE ATTORNEY FOR US . MY NEFEW WAS ON TRAIL IN POMONA COURT FOR THREE ATTEMPTED MURDERS ALONG WITH GANG ALIGATIONS THAT WERE FALSE. MY NEFEW SAT IN LA COUNTY JAIL FOR 3 YEARS . AFTER TWO MIS TRAILS AND A POMONA D.A. STARVING FOR A CONVICTION MR. STERLING WENT TO TRAIL WITH IN THREE MONTHS AND FOUND MY NEFEW NOT GUILTY OF ALL COUNTS. NOT ONLY WAS HE PROFESSIONAL ALONG WITH HIS STAFF KEEPING US INFORMED TWENTY FOUR HOURS A DAY THREW OUT THE TRAIL NO WORDS OR MONEY CAN THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR BRING MY NEFEW HOME . I WILL NEVER FORGET THE LAST WORDS HE SAID TO ME AFTER WINNING OUR TRAIL "NEVER A DOUBT" THANK YOU AGAIN FROM ALL THE FAMILY . WITH LOVE AND RESPECT "MR LOPEZ"
Posted by Alex
Justin represented our father in the Van Nuys courthouse. We met with numerous lawyers before ultimately going with Justin. His candor, attitude, and experience convinced us he was the right fit for our family and the type of case our father was being prosecuted for. We were also persuaded by the fact that Justin was referred to us by another criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles who was referring more serious cases to him since she had just had a baby. Justin is polished, experienced, and aggressive. If it hadn't been for the referral we likely would have never been made aware of his experience and trial ability. Justin doesn't sell himself that way and never really spoke about himself other than telling us what we could expect and asked lots of questions before taking our case. Once retained, we were thrilled with our decision. Justin was responsive to our calls, request for meetings, and countless questions. Our father is free today because of the work Justin did. If you are looking for an honest attorney, expereinced and respected within the Van Nuys courthouse, look no further. Our family would highly recommend Justin and his office.
Posted by Justin
I've worked with Justin Sterling twice, once during my active criminal case then on a motion a few months afterwards. This review is largely about the latter...
After my actual criminal case was dismissed, I was interested in pursing a finding of factual innocence, a type of motion that is rarely granted, which not only removes any doubt one might be guilty, but also orders the sealing and obliteration of any records related to the arrest or prosecution. I was warned by numerous people that these were notoriously hard to win and it would not be easy, even given the best of circumstances. From the way he conducted himself during my case, I knew Justin was the guy to handle this matter. He crafted a well-written motion, made some compelling arguments before the Court and had some great questions for me during direct questioning at the hearing. Ultimately the presiding judge granted the order and directed all agencies involved to destroy my arrest records, truly a godsend in my situation.
In summary, he is a fantastic lawyer, who is constantly on the ball in the court room, ready to rebut the most ridiculous statements from the prosecution and is always on your side. He's very responsive. Honestly I can't say enough things about having worked with him.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Justin handled a drug case for me that resulted in a full dismissal. His was consistently aggressive, trustworthy and on his game. At the preliminary hearing he sensed a weakness in the prosecutions case, seized upon it and got the judge to dismiss the charges on the spot.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I was desperate to find a good attorney, My son got himself into trouble in California, and he was looking at doing some serious time. I'm from Michigan and I don't know anyone in California. I started to research attorneys, made dozens of phone calls, and spoke to many attorneys. Everyone I spoke to promised me the world, except Mr. Sterling. Mr. Sterling told me about himself how he got to where he is, and told me he would do his best but promised nothing until he read the case. From the first conversation, I know he was the man to represent my son and he did. Being so far away he kept my husband and myself informed at all times. Mr. Sterling did a great job six months later my son is coming home. I highly recommend this attorney, he's great. If you need a attorney call Mr.Sterling you will be glad you did.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
Justin is very good at what he does. He is extremely professional and has a well received presence in the courtroom. His communication with me was always immediate and efficient. One of the things I was most impressed with was his ability to separate facts from opinion. He consistently gives the right amount of information and answers all questions completely. I was happy with the result Justin achieved for me and thankful I chose him as my lawyer.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I am in the entertainment industry and was nailed with a DUI this past year while coming home from an event. My business partner referred me to Justin, who I spoke to the night after my arrest. I have to say that I am not one to submit online reviews. However I was humbled by this entire process and wanted to extend some kind words in support of an incredible lawyer and caring person. My DUI wasn't exactly straighfoward as there was a collision involved as well as resulting injuries. I did in fact interview other lawyers, many of whom either said there wasn't much they could do for me or I otherwise got a sleezy vibe from. I ultimately went with Justin as he was a personal referral, was extremely professional, and seemed accomplished, knowledgable, and caring to my personal situation (by the way, this never changed even after I paid the retainer fee). While the case took some time, Justin got the case dismissed after a hearing with the judge and the police officer that arrested me. Far beyond what I was expecting - an incredible result. Justin was a true fighter in court. Apart from the legal aspect of my case, Justin and his office staff were always attentive, accessible, and professional. All around an unbelieveable service he offers. Thanks again.
Posted by Mark
Mr. Sterling was recommended to me by a trusted friend that works in the court system. I called his cell phone, which he gives out freely and is rare for a lawyer to do, and within minutes of talking to him he had me feeling much more at ease about my situation. I had a face to face appointment with Mr. Sterling just a few days later where he was very thorough in explaining his plan as well as answering all of my questions in a manner that I could understand. Having worked with Mr. Sterling's office for close to 6 months now, and having hired him to help me on additional legal matters, I am extremely comfortable recommending Mr. Sterling to my family, friends, and others. From the moment I spoke with him he gave me the sense of comfort that I needed, has made himself easily accessible, and has proven himself extremely effective in the court room. My case involved some sensitive issues. I was looking at some heavy penalties some of which were possible life-long requirements. Mr. Sterling's efforts resulted in me avoiding basically all of these issues. He is a results-oriented guy and this comes through in his demeanor and approach to a case. His confidence in himself and my case gave me the confidence to make it through, what was basically the worst ordeal of my entire life. I am forever blessed to have had Mr. Sterling on my side.
Posted by Sherry
I met Mr. Sterling over 2 years ago when he represented my brother in a very serious case. I attended all court hearings and met with Mr. Sterling numerous times during the course of the case. I am happy to write this recommendation of Mr. Sterling because he is a gifted lawyer who can help. Experienced, knowledgable, and he actually cares. In court he was aggressive and effective. My family and I basically credit Mr. Sterling with saving my brothers life. The case went to trial and he was acquitted of the most serious charges. If you are looking for a responsive lawyer who has the ability to get results, I would not look beyond this attorney. Mr. Sterling loves what he does, which is pretty evident in the level of service he provides.