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Sterling Law Office first opened its doors in March 2001 in Empire Michigan’s general stores.  Lea Ann Sterling practiced established Sterling Law Office initially in partnership with renowned civil rights attorney, Dean Robb.  Mr. Robb subsequently moved his primary office to his hometown of Suttons Bay and remained a mentor to Sterling Law Office for many years until his passing in 2018.


Sterling Law Office has since grown to include several attorneys; a legal assistant; a bookkeeper and office manager.   Geographically, the firm’s caseload was initially drawn throughout Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Benzie, and Wexford counties.  However, demand has expanded services throughout much of the Northern Michigan Region above and below the bridge.

The main office is located on Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City and gives clients a warm, welcoming, comfortable setting in which to meet and collaborate with the very friendly and caring staff.  Clients will find the same warm and friendly welcome at the northeast Michigan office in downtown Gaylord.


Sterling Law Office has experience in cases involving the specialized areas of family law, estate planning, real estate, and business formation. The firm has made a lifetime commitment to justice.  Our constant, primary goal is to provide sterling services and to achieve sterling results for our clients.


Success Story



Your time was always well spent on necessary research, preparation, all areas pertaining to my case - often beyond my expectations, always with beneficial results.  Your advice and forethought plus experience was appreciated.  Under such emotional circumstances it was a great comfort to put my trust in your judgment.

- Divorce Client
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