Edward J. Sternisha
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Edward J. Sternisha

330 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616-233-2255

Website: http://www.calledinstead.com

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About Edward J. Sternisha

Trying not to be an average attorney. Everyone who sits in the chair across from me at my desk is at a low point in their life. I only handle drunk driving cases. When a client leaves at the end of a case and is not only in a better place with regard to the original charges, but is also in a better place emotionally, spiritually, or with a better outlook on life, I feel I am truly doing my job. I try to use the experiences I have gained in the past 30 years from being a police officer, firefighter, private investigator, bail bondsman, insurance agent, business owner, author, educator, and father to help those who are going through struggles that I have seen in others or have faced myself. I work hard to thoroughly investigate my client’s cases and obtain the most favorable outcome I can. I am not afraid to fight and go to trial, but most importantly, I am not afraid to listen and negotiate. Ultimately, the results of a case should not be what a lawyer hopes for, but what the client feels is a fair resolution. While some defense attorneys and police officers often feel they are on opposite sides, I have been on both sides and I try to keep focused on seeking a just outcome, rather than setting out to prove one thing or another. Generally, when one tries so hard to prove someone guilty or prove them innocent, they get lost in a battle that will not produce the truth. By objectively investigating a case, the police or defense attorney is less likely to miss the big picture and is not as likely to become jaded and cynical. Licenses and certifications I have obtained (past or present) include: - Attorney / Counselor - Private Investigator - Insurance Agent - Police Officer - Fire Fighter - Paralegal - CPR & First Aid Instructor Degrees include: - Juris Doctor - B.S. Business Management - A.A. Criminal Justice


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