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    Associate Attorney                                                             



Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School

            (2014) Juris Doctor



Western Michigan University

            (2010) Bachelor of Science in Education



State Bar of Michigan (2015)



Attorney – Sterling Law Office, PLLC (2019 – present) Practice in family law and criminal law.

Attorney - Paskel, Tashman & Walker P.C. (2015-2019) Practiced in family law, criminal law, debt collection, and landlord tenant law.


Summer Extern - Kent County Prosecutor’s Office (2013-2014) Juvenile criminal court extern. Negotiated and accepted plea deals including misdemeanor and felonies, attended and argued juvenile delinquency Hearing, and conducted a mental incompetency trial.


Summer Extern - 17th Judicial Circuit Court (2013) Clerked for the Honorable George Quist. Drafted legal memoranda, reviewed and researched pending family law motions, and edited and reviewed pending orders and judgments.


Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Jon moved to Michigan in 2005 to attend Western Michigan University. Jon and his wife decided to move to Traverse City where she was born and raised, to raise their two daughters


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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