Ed is admitted to practice in all State Courts of Michigan and 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


Ed also holds the following certifications:

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


Ed has obtained the following educational degrees:

  • Juris Doctorate (Law Degree)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management - Graduated with Honors
  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice


Ed is a member in good standing of the following professional associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Ionia-Montcalm Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys


Ed is also an author of 4 books which he donates all proceeds:

  • 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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As a police officer, Ed Sternisha made many drunk driving arrests. Now, as a criminal defense attorney with nearly 20-years experience as a licensed private investigator, Ed focuses on defending those accused of alcohol related driving offenses. By thoroughly investigating each case, Ed looks for problems made by officers who many times fail to follow specific requirements necessary to prove their case.

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The information provided by Attorney Sternisha anywhere online is for informational purposes only and is NOT considered legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is created. Attorney Sternisha is only licensed to practice law in Michigan. He handles drunk driving in Grand Rapids cases as a DUI attorney.

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NCDD National College for DUI Defense: Edward J Sternisha

~~“It’s amazing how many errors police officers make when arresting drivers for drunk driving. Being over the limit does NOTautomatically mean you are guilty.  I have had at least four drunk driving cases dismissed in just the last few months  because I thoroughly investigated my clients cases and I found police errors.”

- Ed

Law Office of Edward J. Sternisha, PLLC