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Edward Jacob Sternisha

DUI and DWI Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

4.9   89 reviews

also known as "Ed Instead!", You Have The Right To "Call Ed Instead!"


Licensed for 11 years

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About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. DUI and DWI
    100%
    Drunk Driving charges CAN be fought and won...Even if you were over the limit! Ask how.

Ed is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

In addition to being licensed as an attorney, Ed is also licensed in the following areas:

  • Private Investigator
  • Insurance Agent

In addition to being licensed as an attorney, Ed also holds the following certifications:

  • Fire Fighter I & II
  • Notary Public
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Former Security Agency License Holder
  • Former Armored Truck Agency License Holder

Edward is also an author of 4 books:

  • Pot Pie Ashtrays: Breaking The Cycle Of Child Abuse
  • Start Your Own Business: A Simple Pocket Guide
  • Security Officer Training Manual: News Headlines & Review
  • Understanding Legislative Term Limits

 

 

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Licensed for 11 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Law Office of Edward J. Sternisha, PLLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  89 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Edward received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Andrew | June 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
4th DUI Dismissed! A true miracle!
About 8 months ago I found myself in an extremely tough spot in life facing a 4th DUI charge in Kent County. Before meeting Ed, I had first reached out to 4 different attorneys in Grand Rapids and they all only offered damage control for my case- essentially just leading me to plead guilty and hope for only a 3 or 4-month jail sentence. I had too much on the line to lose and couldn’t just settle that easily. I remember seeing Ed’s website and was drawn to his enthusiasm and overall knowledge of the justice system and really liked that he was a former private investigator and was detail orientated. I met with Ed for a one-hour consultation and quickly realized that he was the only one that could give me a chance to challenge this. From the very start it is very apparent that Ed is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does and helping others. Ed is a very driven, enthusiastic, honest, and passionate person. Ed was able to achieve getting the breathalyzer results suppressed and ultimately getting the case dismissed- an outstanding performance and for me a true miracle! I am absolutely convinced that no other lawyer would have found the small police mistakes that he had found and built into a compelling case. Ed studied every second of each police cam and created a spectacular detailed motion to suppress document. And Ed absolutely delivered in the motion hearing! I can also say that when I walked alongside Ed in the courthouse, other lawyers often approach him to ask how in the world he got cases they heard about dismissed. And Ed’s messages back were usually along the lines of having to take the deep dive into the details and not give up easily. And this is what Ed did for me that others couldn’t or wouldn’t. He dissected every word of the police reports and didn’t stop there- he watched every second and documented every word/action/etc of each of the police videos. He has the knowledge and determination to do what’s best for his clients in order to truly deliver. Ed has saved me from enormous hardships in life from severe jail sentences to license revoking and job loss. In the end, Ed reduced a 4th OWI, assault-and-battery, and PBT refusal case into just a misdemeanor littering charge. Furthermore, in his own little ways he had helped me with my sobriety throughout the process. I thank God everyday that I had called Ed instead! Give yourself a chance like I did- and go with Ed!
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Posted by CM | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ed Sternisha - OWI + PBT refusal --> OWVI
Attorney Sternisha is a spectacular lawyer! As a DUI attorney, I believe there is no better individual to represent one who has made a mistake. Ed knows the ins and outs of our rights to due process, especially when taking on drunk driving cases because he is a former police officer himself. While going over the dashcam footage with him, he was able to pick out minute details, such as the arresting officer's incorrect use of what "maximum deviate" means when the HGN test was conducted to check for nystagmus. Also, Ed picked out minute visual details as well, such as when the officer read the walk in a straight line instructions to me--the officer told me to leave my hands at my side. I then asked him, showing my hands at my side, "like this?" and the officer responded, "just like that". Then when I began walking heel to toe in a straight line, the officer told me to put my hands by my side. However, when I asked the officer earlier if how I had my hands placed before if they were okay, he said "just like that". Ed was able to pinpoint the arresting officer's sloppy job. Overall Ed did a great job; I am glad I was able to work with him, and if it weren't for other things that have come up in my life since the start of the case, I was looking forward to fighting with Ed on this case, until the end. While I did learn relatively quickly that Ed was very knowledgeable as a lawyer and DUI attorney, what took greater precedent in my mind was the way Ed carries and has carried himself throughout his life. Having an attorney that is willing to fight until the end, with an endless determination is the most important attribute of an attorney in most people's minds, but ultimately, an attorney that is willing to open up about his life experiences and is able to relate to his/her clients while working on their case is what I have found to be most important. Ed is the perfect-most example of the saying, "Do NOT judge a book by its cover" because his work ethic truly shows where he is today. Ed could've quit along time ago, and wouldn't be where he is today if it weren't for his willingness to excel and learn every detail in the documents he is given or documents he finds to be useful. With Ed I learned much more about life than just about how DUI cases work--"what matters in life is not what happens to us, but how we react to and handle what life throws at us!" Thank you, Ed!
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Response from Edward Sternisha June 22, 2018
Thank you so much for the very nice review. It was my pleasure serving you. In this business, clients get to pick their attorney, we don't get to pick our clients. I am glad you decided to pick me as your attorney because I really enjoyed getting to know you. I have no doubt you will go far. Your own commitment to this case and to your success not only impressed me, but the judge saw it as well. You are a great example of "doing" something about "what happens to you in life." I wish you the best of success in the future. - Ed
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OWI Case Dropped
I had an amazing experience working with Ed. From the moment I contacted him to consult my case I knew he was going to be my best option for a lawyer. Ed is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and detail oriented. It is clear he cares about his clients and works to give them the best possible outcome for their case. Ed was also personal and made me feel comfortable during all aspects of my case. He is most thorough with his work and his confidence throughout was reassuring. His hard work and dedication made it clear I picked the right lawyer. He responded in a timely manner and was open to call anytime I had a question. Although every case is different, Ed was able to get my case DROPPED from OWI to no charges at all. I would recommend Ed to anyone!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OWI to careless driving
Ed is an Incredibly kind and compassionate attorney who is extremely thorough in the work he does! When you contact him you immediately experience a feeling of relief! You don’t have to deal with some middle man (legal secretary)! He was so helpful and flexible in regards to times that work for us both to discuss the case! He was incredibly transparent throughout the entire process as well as very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to the case! I realize every case is different and has different variables that affect the outcome but I can assure you that he has your absolute best interest in mind! I am absolutely thrilled about the outcome and incredibly grateful to have had an attorney like Ed! Thank you so very much Ed!!!! God Bless!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend
Ed did a great job and took the time to listen to me. He seems to really care about all the details in the case. He was always quick to respond to any questions I had as well.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Educated with law facts
Ed listened, reviewed, clarified and responded with facts of law. He did not judge, mislead, or speculate opinion. Once we completed our review of incident his advice was taken, and he did not charge for the review. Seems like he would be an asset if a representative is required.
Posted by Sam | June 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OWI First offence - Reduced to impaired and no probation period
I was caught with drunk driving for entering in the wrong direction of an one way. The field breathalyzer was recorded as 0.1 and the master data showed 0.12 and 0.13. After much research and talking to different attorneys in the area, I decided to hire Mr. Ed Sternisha. I had a couple of consultation over the phone with Mr. Ed. He was very detailed in helping me understand the situation I'm in and what could be done. The level of detail Mr. Ed provided over the phone and in-person made me to hire him. I'm not a citizen of the country but I'm having a valid visa. Mr. Ed understood my visa situation and problems this OWI could impose on my visa. Mr. Ed was willing to speak to my immigration attorney and get an idea about visa impact with OWI so he could plan his strategy in my case. After knowing my situation, Mr. Ed reviewed the cop body cam videos and provided clear written notes (scene by scene) to me for records and to the prosecutor to review. Initially the prosecutor was not willing to reduce my charges to but was willing to reduce my civil infraction ticket. Mr. Ed understood that was not the best deal I could get so he pushed back on the prosecutor explaining body cam video notes and convinced the prosecutor to see the body cam videos. The cops made some good comments about me in the body cam videos which Mr. Ed used as an opportunity for negotiations with the prosecutor and with the judge later. After multiple negotiations, the prosecutor finally agreed to drop my charge from OWI to Impaired driving (lesser charge than OWI) but had to accept the civil infraction points and ticket fine. During pre-trial, I pled guilty to impaired driving and accepted the civil infraction. During pre-trial, judge asked if we could have the sentencing the same day, Mr. Ed and I accepted as I didn't have to come to the court another time. Mr. Ed spoke to the judge about my nature as a person in knowing me, about the good comments made by the cops in the body cam videos, addressed the proactive measures I have been taking (AA meetings), etc., etc. Mr. Ed addressed the judge all the good and valid points that could convince the judge to see me as a by-mistake offender. Finally, the judge agreed not to give me any probation time, no other requirements from me except the court fine, civil infraction fine and the impaired driving charge (3 months of restricted driving). I'm myself convinced that this is the best possible outcome I could get and Mr. Ed played the important role in getting me the best possible outcome. Mr. Ed will request you to come to the court a little early so he could explain what will happen in the court on that hearing and prepares you well before you enter the court. Overall, Mr. Ed is very communicative, answers to questions any time of the day as soon as he can, very patient in explaining the scenario, very flexible and motivating. He also cares about your personal life and encourages you to push forward and leave this case behind in your life. I was very satisfied from the outcome and very much convinced that I made the right choice in selecting Mr. Ed as my attorney. It is WORTH THE INVESTMENT!.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, respectful, and knowledgeable
From the very first phone call, Ed was up front with information about his services and what to expect in the legal process for my case. He was realistic about what my expectations should be regarding the outcome of my case, while he still provided the reassurance and positivity that helped me through an extremely difficult time. He was thorough in gathering and reviewing documents that I may not have received if I had chosen the court-appointed attorney. I was so thankful for his time and help to represent me.
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Posted by Paul | March 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's THE guy for the area
He's a one stop DUI shop, he'll handle everything from beginning to end and do it in triplicate. He always answers his phone or calls right back, he has tons of insight and experience. He's great and I can't say enough.
Posted by Makenna | February 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
the best lawyer!
Ed was an amazing lawyer. He was very responsive. Anytime I called, text, or emailed him he would get back to me right away. Even if it was a sunday, or a holiday. You can see he is truly dedicated. He knows the ins and outs of DUI cases. He stays updated on all the police laws, and regulations. He made me feel comfotable in the court room. He told me what to say and what not to say. Very impressed overall. I have no complaints.
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Response from Edward Sternisha February 23, 2022
Thank you Makenna! I appreciate your comments and am so glad I was able to help you. I have been quite impressed with how hard you have worked to be a better you. You should be proud of your accomplishments so far. Keep it up! Best Wishes - Ed
Posted by Alexandra | November 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Amazing Lawyer
Mr. Sternisha is the perfect example of someone who excells in separating a person from their mistake. Having never been in trouble before my OWI, I was guilt ridden and full of anxiety. Ed assured me right away that I was a book not to be judged my its cover; that my mistake did NOT define who I was or how the rest of my life would play out. As a cop himself, Ed knows the ins and outs of every little detail that goes into a DUI arrest and making a case. He was able to point out little mistakes the arresting officer made and thus lower the charges to an OWI-VI, saving my driving privileges. After every court date, Mr. Sternisha would sit outside the court house on a bench with me, talking about how he himself was not perfect and how he had still clearly made a name for himself. Even if it took an hour, he would sit there with me, well past the time he needed to be there, and talk me through any anxieties I had regarding the case, never leaving until he knew I was ready. More than a lawyer, Ed is an amazing person who really, truly cares, and does see the best in everyone; we’re all humans, we all make mistakes, but they don’t have to define us, and Ed never fails to make that well known in the court room.
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Response from Edward Sternisha November 16, 2021
Thank you Alexandra for your very kind review. I enjoyed our after-court conversations too. You are going to do great things as you have already shown. Remember, it's not what happens to you in life that matters. It's what you do about what happens to you in life that matters. I have no doubt you will use this as an opportunity to better yourself and to serve others. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with you. Please keep in touch. All the best! Ed
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Posted by Sam | September 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI case
I was definitely guilty in my second case and Ed was able to finish my case with 0 jail time. That was the primary goal and it was accomplished. He is a tad more pricy compared to other lawyers but it’s worth it based on his experience/background. He’s a part time cop, still licensed as an insurance agent, teaches law and of course the dude is a lawyer. He is quick to respond, modest, friendly and knowledgeable. He also has good rapport with the judges I was given from what I noticed. Anyways, I’m currently in the sobriety program and I’m glad I am cause my incident was a big eye opener. I definitely recommend Ed! Don’t take your case lightly and run towards this man full-speed. Take care and keep this man in mind, I appreciate you Ed! - Asian Sam
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Response from Edward Sternisha September 24, 2021
Sam, you are the best! Thank you so much for posting such a nice review. It really does mean a lot to me that you noticed so much about me, what I do, and how much I care about you and my other clients. Your honesty and attitude helped the judge see who you are on the inside. You have the right attitude about moving forward in Sobriety Court. I can't wait to see you after you graduate. Thanks again! -Ed
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Posted by Will | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal
I talked to several attornies, made the decision to go with Ed, when I ran into one of the other attornies in an elevator he stated, "that is an unbelievable outcome" the mess I was in needed a master of custodial arts to clean up... Ed surpassed all expectations.
Response from Edward Sternisha September 14, 2021
Will, You brought me a lot...and you know what I mean. But we got through it together and I am so glad I was able to be a part of this journey for you. You are a very strong person and I don't want you to forget it. Please keep in touch from time to time. I wish you the best. - Ed
Posted by Jonathan | July 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great DUI Lawyer
I recently hired Ed Sternisha to represent myself for my first offense OWI case. Ed was very thorough with reviewing my case. He made sure I was informed every step of the process. Ed was able to help me get the OWI reduced to impaired and I ended up with a reduced sentence, which I was very please about. Ed is very good at what he does, he knows the ins and outs of everything and takes the time on each case to make sure he doesn't miss anything. Out of all the lawyers we watched on sentencing day Ed was the only Lawyer to speak when the judge ask if he had anything to say about his client. This made such a big difference in my case. Also Ed is available at all hours of the day one night I had problems with submitting paperwork and he stayed up til 11 texting to make sure we got it done. I would recommend Ed to anyone that gets a DUI/OWI. CALL ED INSTEAD!!
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Response from Edward Sternisha July 29, 2021
Jonathan, thank you very much for the kind words. It means a lot to me that you noticed the little things (11pm texts). I really enjoyed getting to know you and your wife and know you will use this experience as a positive way to lead your family. Your approach so far has impressed me. Keep up the great work. - Ed
Posted by R. | May 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Ed performed professionally and was very thorough. He exceeded my expectations. He had very good questions and provided good advice throughout the process. Highly recommended.
Posted by Trent | May 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A ray of light in your darkest time.
Following an unfortunate incident, I was terrified and looking for legal counsel. After reaching out to Ed, I left a voicemail message detailing my situation. Within a couple minutes I received a call back from Ed asking in-depth and relevant questions regarding my unique case. This man definitely knows the in's and out's of cases of this nature, and helped keep me at ease to the best of his abilities. Ed will not guarantee any particular outcome, as these cases are very fluid and vary, however he was always honest and direct. A tireless worker, and someone who truly cared. After a battle with many twists and turns, Ed was critical in getting my case dismissed. These situations are scary and overwhelming. However, with Ed by your side you will have the best chance to achieve your desired outcome. Three words...HIRE THIS MAN!
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Call Ed Instead
First drunk driving charge. Ed will represent in the best possible light. Ed will always find different an alternate ways to defend you in best possible way. Ed lowered my case to an OWVI allowing me continue working and avoiding all other possible outcomes that could have been worse. At first I felt overwhelmed when it came to the process of how everything would go and Ed was able to thoroughly and clearly explain the process so I was fully aware of not only my current state in the case but what will happen in court in terms of how things work. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in the best possible way, someone who will help out your mind at ease and someone who always able answer any of your questions, I highly recommend Ed sternisha.
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Response from Edward Sternisha April 21, 2021
Thank you for posting your comments. They were very nice and much appreciated. Thank you also for allowing me to serve you during this difficult time. I am glad I was able to help you get to a better place. I wish you the very best as you move forward. - Ed
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I was at my lowest and the odds were stacked against me. Ed was calm and attentive from beginning to the end. He gave me all the facts of the case in addition, best case outcome and the worse. I'm truly thankful for Ed and his expertise! I received the best case outcome! I can move on with my life.
Response from Edward Sternisha March 17, 2021
It was my pleasure getting to know you. I remember our first phone call and am so glad I was able to get you to a better place. You are very strong and I am convinced you will keep on moving forward and will use this experience to help others. Thank you for allowing me to serve you! :)
Posted by Brian | January 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Person & Attorney
Before I get started reviewing Ed, I have to first mention that I had hired another attorney first & fired him after consulting with Ed & hired him on the spot. Ed takes your case very serious & does everything he can to assist on obtaining the best outcome. I found most attorney's just file paperwork & try pleading you on a lesser charge. They also, do not do the necessary leg work on your case. Working with Ed is how a client & attorney relationship/service should be molded after. I concur with all other reviews, his communication is outstanding & clear/concise. I never worried if Ed would follow up & follow through in a timely matter, it was above & beyond my expectations. He takes the time necessary to thoroughly explain the situation involved & answer any questions needed. He is so very well respected & known in the DUI community as an expert attorney, so much other attorney's around the state consult with him on their cases. In addition, he treats you very professional & makes you feel very comfortable, especially under the stress of life with the situation he is assisting you with. Not only is Ed a amazing attorney, he is just a great human too. He cares! Thanks for allowing me to share.
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Response from Edward Sternisha January 13, 2021
Brian, Thank you so much for sharing! It really does mean a lot to me to know I was able to be there for you during this difficult time. Trying to be more than just an average attorney, and to be as accessible as possible, is a goal of mine and I'm glad you felt I did just that. I remember when you first came to me and all the concerns you had. Even though I couldn't make it all go away, I'm glad I was able to help you get to a better position. Thank you again! - Ed
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Posted by Lauren | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Call Ed Instead
When things didn't go as planned, I'm so happy that I decided to call Ed Instead! He went above and beyond his required lawyer duties to make sure that I felt confident, comfortable, and stayed well informed. He was quick to answer phone calls, emails, texts and provided well educated answers to any questions that popped up. He has many years of experience and it shows! Anyone who has been through the court system knows that it's not going to be a highlight of your life, and that can get you down in the dumps, but Ed always did his best to put a smile back on my face and let me know that he was here to support me, and that meant a lot to me. I'm thankful that I hired Ed as my lawyer and if you find yourself in a sticky situation, I would recommend calling Ed Instead :)
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Response from Edward Sternisha November 4, 2020
Thank you so much for the very kind review. It was my pleasure representing you and getting to know you. I appreciate you trusting me with your case and even under the circumstances, I am glad I got to know the real you. I know this case doesn't define you and I am confident you are going to do some great things. Please keep in touch. I'd love to know how things are going for you as you move forward. I wish you the best! - Ed
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2017 - Present
  • Principal
  • Law Office of Edward J. Sternisha, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • MIAOWIA
  • Attended Fall Conference - THC Lab Reports
  • 2022
  • MIAOWIA
  • Attended Conference - Cannabis & Cars
  • 2019
  • MIAOWIA
  • Attended Conference
  • 2018
  • MIAOWIA
  • Attended Conference (Trial Skills)
  • 2018
  • MIAOWIA
  • Attended Conference
  • 2017
  • Harvard University Law School
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2017
  • MIAOWIA
  • Attended Conference
  • 2017
  • MIAOWIA
  • Attended Conference
  • 2016
  • MIAOWIA
  • Attended Conference
  • 2016
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Attended Course
  • 2015
  • CDAM
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2015
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • American Red Cross
  • Certification
  • 2005
  • University of Phoenix
  • BS - Bachelor of Science Degree
  • 2004
  • American Institute for Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate
  • 1994
  • Financial Services Institute
  • Certificate
  • 1992
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Associates Degree
  • 1990
  • EMS Providers Institute
  • Certificate
  • 1990
  • Macomb Community College
  • Certificate
  • 1990
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Legal Cases

  • People v J.D.
  • Drunk Driving Dismissed!
  • People v D.M.
  • Blood Test Results AND All Statements SUPPRESSED!
  • People v R.B.
  • Drunk Driving Dismissed!
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Associations

  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ionia-Montcalm Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor - DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice - DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor - DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice - Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Hillman Advocacy Program Certificate
  • US District Court -Western Dist.of Michigan
  • 2012
  • Public Sector Law Clinic
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys - DUI 123
  • Investigating Your OWI Cases
  • 2016
  • Pot Pie Ashtrays book signing and discussion
  • Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse
  • 2014
  • Lecture to Criminal Justice students
  • The U.S. Constitution
  • 2014
  • Constitution Day
  • The U.S. Consitution to GRPS 5th Graders
  • 2014
  • Lowell Area Schools
  • March Is Reading Month
  • 2013
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • March Is Reading Month
  • 2013
  • Elementary School Presentation
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • 2013
  • Consitution Day
  • The U.S. Consitution to GRPS 5th Graders
  • 2013
  • G.R. Public Schools Con-Law Day
  • The U.S.Constitution
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (72)
Given (107)
Endorse Edward
Business Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do not give peer endorsements on AVVO often (even when I am asked). And I have never met or talked with Edward Sternisha. The reason I felt compelled this morning to write this endorsement is that I have been repeatedly impressed with the thought, intellect, and creativity that Mr. Sternisha puts into his answers on a variety of subjects. I have been reading these responses for months. They consistently reflect a detailed first-class legal mind, as well as enthusiasm and energy, caring and a willingness to help people. I have put Mr. Sternisha’s name in my drawer, and I look forward to the opportunity to refer to him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Ed is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his work. Whenever I have questions regarding DUI related matters, I contact Ed. He has the answers! In addition to being a great lawyer, he truly is a wonderful person."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Want an attorney that will leave no rock unturned? Than you better call Ed. He will fight for you and look at every angle possible. Recently, he found an angle to fight for his client and was very successful and the case was dismissed. I trust Ed to get you the best result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their knowledge and dedication."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Sternisha is a very fine attorney with a reputation as someone who will fight tooth and nail for his clients. I happily endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Ed Sternisha. Ed is a competent, caring attorney who obtains the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Edward. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a passionate, caring, smart and aggressive lawyer. I admire the investigative skills Ed has developed throughout his life and the way he uses these skills to help his clients. Ed will do what is best for his clients. He is not afraid to go to trial. If a good settlement is what your case calls for, Ed will get you a good deal with the local prosecutors. Because of the reasons above, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 14
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"Mr. Sternisha is an excellent attorney. He gives sound advice and represents his clients well."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 11
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"I endorse this lawyer. He gives good, practical, sound legal advice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Edward is an up and coming Lawyer in Western Michigan. I would not hesitate to recommend him on any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
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"Mr. Sternisha is an extremely talented attorney who provides great advice. Even though I have been practicing for 24 years and I am a former judge and magistrate, I learn from him every day. I would recommend him to anyone in his area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Sternisha provides great advice and insight into the law for his clients. Grade "A" Attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
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"Attorney Edward J. Sternisha has shown a solid commitment to helping persons facing criminal charges and has provided sound legal advice within the Avvo community which speaks to his professionalism and dedication as a Criminal Lawyer. I highly endorse Attorney Edward J. Sternisha."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Sternisha has repeatedly demonstrated that he is intelligent, articulate, and compassionate. Plus, he brings a wide breadth of personal experience and practical knowledge to the application of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed provides no-nonsense, straight forward and practical guidance to Avvo askers. The fact that he takes time out of his practice to answer questions of real people with real problems without thought of compensation is testament to his desire to help others. His answers display keen awareness of the processes and procedures that define our legal system. Were I in trouble in Michigan, I would not hesitate to contact Ed Sternisha. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Mr. Sternisha. His knowledge of the law and his dedication to his clients makes him the perfect choice to defend your rights. A top-notch attorney."
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Grand Rapids DUI and DWI Lawyer Edward Jacob Sternisha
Edward Jacob Sternisha
DUI and DWI Attorney
Grand Rapids, MI
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available