Testimonials

  • Sturm Law has my highest recommendation; you will not find a better team.
    I have known Craig and Linda since 2016 and I am still impressed with their work effort and follow up procedures three years after they prevented my 3rd Dui arrest from a conviction. Craig Strum’s expertise in criminal defense and his commitment to my case gained my confidence in his ability to win for me, and he did. Linda, legal administrator, provides transparency and accurate handling of all legal documents pertaining to my case. She has helped me in the process of expungement of previous unrelated DUI convictions and advised me on my options to proceed. As a professional in the finance industry, I know a good team when I see one. Sturm Law has my highest recommendation; you will not find a better team.

    - A.

  • Thankfully I had the greatest Lawyer Craig Sturm on my side.
    I went to jail and 2007 for a felony charge and was sentenced to 5 years with a strike.
    About 9 years later I was charged with a Felony DUI case. Since I had a prior strike they were talking about a double sentence, serious prison time. It was minor accident with a minor injury, just a busted lip, we both walked away, neither of us went to hospital, we both were tested for alcohol and we both had some in our system but only I went to jail. Talk about injustice.
    I hired Craig Sturm because I heard of his reputation of fighting “unbeatable” cases. My case lasted over a year. Thankfully I had the greatest Lawyer Craig Sturm on my side. I was working in the entertainment industry and even started my own business in wast e management, all while fighting my case. Craig Sturm believed in me. When I was down he would tell me, ‘we are going to fight this you don’t deserve to go prison for this’. Through Gods Grace and my Attorney Craig Strum on my last court date they presented me an offer, it was better than the original but it involved jail time, me and Craig talked and I told him I’m not taking the deal. He said ok let’s go to trial! At the end I was blessed and ended up with no jail and 2 years of probation. Thank you Attorney Craig Sturm for believing in me.

    - J.P.

  • I couldn't be more happy with Sturm Law.
    I couldn't be more happy with sturm law. When I got arrested my wife and family were in panic until a friend gave us sturms contact info. They have a great team with alot of good knowledge. Let me tell you, Linda became my wife's savior, she always answered the phone or text, she was by my wife's side through the whole process. The pi was awesome I owe them my life. I went from fighting 25 to life to being released from custody asap thanks to this great group.

    - M.D.

  • Mr. Sturm's team was helpful, quick, and informative.
    These guys are awesome! I made a mistake and got a DUI in 2018. After that case, I was attending a MADD panel discussion in 2019. When I left, I was pulled over for expired registration. Turned out I neglected to pay a license reinstatement fee, and my license wasn't valid. So THEN I got arrested for driving with a suspended license. Not my proudest moment. Fortunately, I talked with my previous attorney, and he recommended I contact Sturm Law. I'm glad I did; I really didn't need any more complications in my life. Mr. Sturm's team was helpful, quick, and informative. Miss Gavilan kept in touch frequently, and helped me work out a payment plan that was manageable for me. On top of that, Craig's a cool dude, too. I found him straightforward and likable. I could crack jokes with him; it wasn't like I was dealing with some one-percenter lawyer who didn't really care about my case. The best part is my case went perfectly! Craig got my "driving on a suspended" to simply "driving without" a license, which removed any penalties from my DUI, as I was otherwise law-abiding, and simply didn't pay a fee. Now everything's back to normal, and I'm legally driving safely without restrictions! If you're in a bad situation and just want to get on with your life, send 'em an email or give 'em a call. It's totally worth it to have a skilled team on your side. You can learn from your mistakes, but also save yourself from having some stain on your record that's going to follow you for years.

    - K.

  • At the end, even the judge told me how lucky I was to have a great attorney like Craig Sturm on my side.
    I would like to say THANK YOU to the offices of Sturm Law specifically Craig Sturm. When I was told that the most important decision I would make on my sons case was hiring the right attorney, I did my research. Nothing beats stepping up and considering your options. As a client, you need to educate yourself as to who to choose to be on your side. You want someone that has won the charge you are fighting. My teenage son was being charged with 2 Felony charges of DUI with great bodily injury and they wanted years of jail time. This would have ruin his life. The first thing I noticed after hiring Attorney Craig Sturm is that he knows how to navigate his way around the courtroom and the fact that he has a social connection to the judges and prosecutors, other attorneys, and court clerks is very helpful. However, the greatest thing about Craig Sturm is that he is educated, truly an expert in his field and knows more than the prosecution! It builds confidence when the prosecutor would have to continue the case because they didn't know the answers to Craigs questions. Craig would educate them! Linda, his assistant is great! She is genuinely concerned for the outcome of her clients. There was times where waiting was nerve wrecking but having someone explain everything, it gives you hope, Linda did this every time I called. As a client, you must be patient, sometimes we don't see the hard work and hours of preparation that is being put into your defense until we go to court and see how well prepared our attorney was. We were really able to see it in the decision and the outcome of my sons case. At the end, even the judge told me how lucky I was to have a great attorney like Craig Sturm on my side. It is unfortunate that sometimes a mistake at such an early time in a teenagers life can affect there whole life, it turned his whole world upside down. Bottom line is, don't depend on the a public defender, don't just hire any attorney, hire an expert to give you the same passion and perseverance that someone like Craig Sturm is going to give to your loved one. My son and I are forever grateful! I recommend the offices of Craig Sturm with all the conviction in my heart.

    - R.E.M.

  • My record is clean and I owe it ALL to Sturm Law Firm.
    I first found Craig in November 2012, when I received my first DUI in the worst area possible, OC County. I was helped immensely, kept my license, and only have to take a 3 month class and pay my fines! He got me out with the best case scenario for my situation! I then had an issue in August 2013, and a public drinking charge actually lost me my children. Long Beach and I had some scrapes, so they actually tried to lose me in the system and keep me in jail. Linda and Craig were there for me through all of it, showing up in court morning and afternoon each day until they found when I was getting pushed through. They were there! They got my bond waived when initially it was a no bail case and wanted to keep me in jail! NOT ONLY THAT, but they got my girls back with me! Long story short, after doing parenting classes and AA which Craig negotiated, my case was DISMISSED! My record is clean and I owe it ALL to Sturm Law Firm. There is no lawyer I'd rather see representing me in court.

    - J.

  • He goes above and beyond to know his clients and each of his cases.
    Mr. Sturm is the best attorney in DUI. He goes above and beyond to know his clients and each of his cases. He is a professional and subject matter expert in this law. He will deliver the best defense in your case for best results guaranteed.

    - R.Z.

  • I am so thankful to Strum Law for all they have done for me.
    Last year, I was pulled over for driving with my headlights off. What I thought would be a simple "stop-and-go" encounter with the police, turned into the worst night of my life. I have never been in trouble ...ever, and without going into specifics I was arrested for blowing a .08. Not knowing my rights or California laws I was treated like trash. The police were rude, and no was helpful. And although I was in the wrong, the system was did not want to help me and treated me like a criminal. Imagine... you are 25 from the mid-west living in LA, you've never been in trouble, and you recently graduated from school with no money. It was a scary time. I had no idea what to do next. After coming to terms with what happened I knew I was in for a real headache. But, by some miracle I came across Strum Law through a friend of a friend. After I contacted them they were ready and willing to help. They brought me in for a meeting, answered all my questions and were confident (which made me feel even more sure I was going with the right lawyer). They made me feel comfortable and took away some of my anxiety about my case. Due to work I was not able to attend the court dates, and they understood and went for me ensuring that everything would be okay. In addition, because I was a recent graduate with little money, they were able to help me figure out a payment plan that worked for me. In the end I was not charged with a DUI, which was my greatest concern. I ended up having to complete 23 hours of community service, attend 12 AA meetings and pay a small fine. Although it felt like a lot while I was doing it, it was WAYYY better than being charged with a DUI. So many people told me how blessed I was, including the staff at the courthouse. They could not believe how lucky I was and I was told multiple times how great my lawyer was. I am so thankful to Strum Law for all they have done for me. I was so depressed and anxious for months after being arrested. If you need a lawyer, this is the way to go. They did an amazing job and I will forever be grateful.

    - Former Client

  • During a very daunting and scary time, Sturm Law helped me to remain with family and continue to live my life.
    Sturm Law guided me through a very difficult time in my life. Linda, the office manager, ensured that I was fully informed and understood every facet of my case from start to finish. Craig Sturm did a fantastic job negotiating with the DA, and ensuring that my best interests were at heart. Sturm was able to have my case dropped from a felony DUI to a misdemeanor. During a very daunting and scary time, Sturm Law helped me to remain with family and continue to live my life. I would recommend them to anyone struggling with a DUI or criminal case.

    - L.

  • Of course Mr. Sturm went with me to court when needed and he was outstanding... giving me great advice, letting me know what to expect and getting me SUPERIOR results.
    Highly recommend! Due to his relationships, experience and expertise, Mr. Sturm was able to easily get me a MUCH better plea (as I wasn't able to afford to go to or to risk a trial). As a matter of fact, a Public Defender commented that it was an amazing accomplishment (I'm so glad I didn't go with the cheap public defender on this as I am CERTAIN they would not have even TRIED to achieve the results I received!).
    I rated Responsive and Kept Me Informed only Good (as opposed to Excellent) as there were times they were slow to get back to me and because they deal primarily by email only. However I also know they are very busy with other clients and I often requested communication that did not really require I have an immediate response. However I will say that if I sent a "gentle reminder" that I was waiting to hear, the response was very quick and very detailed (I know it's not easy to type detailed emails and it takes a lot of time but it was done!). Mr. Sturm also has an EXCELLENT staff who spent a lot of time helping me on my case as well and all were happy to answer unrelated questions I often had. Of course Mr. Sturm went with me to court when needed and he was outstanding... giving me great advice, letting me know what to expect and getting me SUPERIOR results. Thank you, Craig! And MUCHO thanks to L & M, too!!

    - K.

  • My case was settled... DISMISSED!!!!

    When I was first notified I was being charged with a criminal offense, I thought my life was over. I was going through a nasty divorce and was in fear to losing my children. "Family FIRST", is what Linda, Craig's assistant told me, as I sobbed through our initial consultation.

    My case was settled... DISMISSED!!!!

    I pray for Mr. Craig Sturm's success! I am truly his fan and will give any one my testimony to say, Craig Sturm, is not only an amazing attorney, he is a man of honor and integrity.

    Have you watched Suits? Craig is my Harvey!!!!

    - S.

  • Great Experience
    I worked with Strum Law and it was a great experience. They were the only firm that explained the process in detail which made feel comfortable with them representing me. Thank you for the support during the process.

    - N.

  • Strum and his team are really professional is handling the case.
    My experience with Strum law has been great. Strum and his team are really professional is handling the case. Being the first time, I didn’t know much. Strum team clearly explained the process. Strum personally appeared in court for all my hearing. In my case, due to impact on immigration , requested strum to drop or reduce the charges. He understood my situation and talked to stubborn prosecutor multiple times and eventually reduced the charges to reckless. It was very helpful. Thanks to the entire team. I would very much recommend anyone looking for attorney to help them through the tough situation.

    - Former Client

  • Overall the service was great and it didn’t add more stress on me.
    I chose Craig Sturm after talking to about seven other lawyers. The results were good but best of all the service was excellent. Every single time I had a question it was answered in a timely manner and I was always updated by his assistants regarding my case. Overall the service was great and it didn’t add more stress on me.

    - C.

  • Mr. Sturm was professional and likeable throughout the entire process.

    Back in July 2012, I was pulled over going north on the 14 freeway late at night for passing a CHP patrol car and going slightly over the speed limit. I had admitted to the officer of having consumed a drink earlier in the night and went through the battery of field sobriety tests on the side of the road. Thinking I had passed all of them, the officer then wanted me to "blow" into a apparatus to test for alcohol. I refused and got arrested on the spot. As anyone like me who has never been arrested before, it was quite a scary time. I didn't know what to expect and amidst the towing of my vehicle and having to spend the night in jail. Would I lose my job? I'm a professional. It was a lot to take in.

    A friend of mine gave me attorney Craig Sturm's telephone number since he had gone through a similar ordeal years ago. He told me Mr. Sturm had his charges reduced from DUI to a wet reckless driving charge.

    My circumstances were much different. First, my driving priveleges were suspended automatically for one year. Second, the district attorney for the state was aiming for the maximum conviction of DUI with an additional charge for refusal. That meant five days jail time, a nine month alcohol class and three years summary probation. This was all too great a predicament to face. Mr. Sturm filed a motion in court to prove that I was wrongfully stopped and had an opportunity to question the arresting officer on his expertise on knowing when someone is impaired or when it may be consumption. He did a very good job cross witnessing the officer and placing much doubt on the side of the prosecution that I was not impaired the night of my arrest. I had seen the video, Mr. Sturm had seen the video. We both knew I had a strong case if I went to trial.
     

    Toward the end of my case, I plead no contest to reduced charges. I needed it over for personal reasons. Mr. Sturm got the charges dropped down to no jail time and a three month alcohol class. (What I would have received if I had no refusal charge and had blown 0.08 or less.) He convinced the prosecution that I was not impaired and in three years I can get this DUI charge expunged.
     

    Mr. Sturm was professional and likeable throughout the entire process. Linda Gavilan, his assistant, was also a great help and professional whenever I had questions. I will recommend Sturm Law to anyone I know of in need of an expert DUI attorney.

    - Former Client

  • Craig knows what he's doing.

    Craig was great when it came to my DUI back in the summer of 2010. This was most trouble I had gotten into, and Craig made me feel comfortable that he knew what he was doing. This gave me a bit of piece of mind. He made it the whole court process so easy, I just had do whatever he told me, and that was that. He let me know exactly what was going on; if it wasn't necessary for me to appear in court, he was there representing me; and three years later, his office even calls me to let me know I'm eligible for expungement. He even got my punishment reduced a bit- I was able to choose to pay a lower court fee or require less time on my community service.

    I definitely would say to go with an attorney rather doing it alone, and Craig knows what he's doing.

    - D.

  • My case was handled with great care and they always made me feel like my case was a high priority.
    My experience with Sturm Law was an absolute success. I never had to inquire about the status of my case because I was always updated with any new developments regarding my legal matter. The people at Sturm Law were extremely professional and I was treated with the utmost respect. My case was handled with great care and they always made me feel like my case was a high priority. They were able to greatly reduce the charges against me and I was fully satisfied with the end result. If anyone is need of representation, I recommend Artz & Sturm Law Group with great confidence that they will get you the result.

    - J.

  • He was able to help me through my expungement process with ease. Very professional.
    He represented me when I was young and he made me feel really comfortable. He helped me with my situation and I would recommend him to my friends and family. He was able to help me through my expungement process with ease. Very professional.

    - A.

  • I am happy with my outcome & I thank Craig soooo much easing my mind and removing this stressful situation off my hands!
    Craig was an amazing attorney. My case was particularly complicated (I was in and out of court for 2 years!), but I felt as though I could always rely on him and his assistant, Linda. They were both very concerned with my case & I felt confident with them on my side, even though I was very scared considering I had never been in trouble with the law. I am happy with my outcome & I thank Craig soooo much easing my mind and removing this stressful situation off my hands!

    - Former Client

  • I'm so grateful to have stumble upon Sturm Law they were truly Heaven sent.
    I was arrested sitting in my car, I blew a 0.06 two hours later they took my blood and it was a 0.08. I put every thing in my previous lawyer hands because I trusted them...Well one day my lawyer called me and said they are only offering me a wet reckless and that's the best offer and should accept it....(THAT'S IT, remind you I had no clue what this was.) I started to do research on my own and discovered wet reckless basically is saying driving and alcohol was involved. So I called different lawyers to get a second opinion, because deep down inside I didn't feel a wet reckless applied to my situation 1. I was not driving 2. I blew a 0.06 3. My blood work was 0.08 two hours later, after the paper work, calling a tow truck, then the drive to the hospital to draw blood which was on the other side of town. On the day before accepting a plea offer Mr. Sturm office return my phone call that morning. I met with Linda G that afternoon, we went over my case she educated me more on the meanings of my case explaining DUI is "Driving" under the Influence not sitting in your car on a rise, but because my previously lawyer did not take time out to do research and later I found out did not specialize in DUI cases, or file any motions etc. I lost my job I was out of so much money my lawyer took all my savings and I failed to mention I found the lawyer from Avvo this LAWYER have one of the highest score and don't no jack.... UNFREAKINGBELIVABLE. So yes I hired Craig Sturm and couldn't be more happier they are very attentive, caring, professional and they listen with empathy, they did soooo much research on my case they told me things I didn't even no happened. After explaining what I had been thru and where I was at Broke, Jobless they accepted me with open arms and worked a payment plan out with me. Craig Sturm, Linda G and everybody at Strum office love what they do, Strum office and staff does not mind digging, fighting and getting right down to the truth. I'm so grateful to have stumble upon Sturm Law they were truly Heaven sent. Thank you for all you have done.

    - N.

  • I appreciate the consideration he put into his words and the sensitivity he had in not judging my situation.
    Craig was patient, kind, and knowledgeable in his response to me - which was made by phone on a friday night. I appreciate the consideration he put into his words and the sensitivity he had in not judging my situation. Knowledgeable legally and was more interested in being helpful than in being retained. Thanks!! I’d recommend him.

    - Former Client

  • If you find yourself in need for a lawyer for a DUI, give this firm a call.
    It has been more than a year since my case was handled by Craig and his team and was concluded. Craig's professionalism is outstanding. He is able to set expectations from the start and follow through his promises. Being realistic and knowing when to pull the trigger on a deal being presented by the DA and when to hold off has been the utmost help. Craig's care for his clients and his confidence in knowing when a good deal is being presented and when to take it and when to hold off was my biggest reward for hiring him as my attorney. The offer for my second DUI offense, within a year of my first one, started with 90 days in jail. Through persistence, negotiations, and his ability to maneuver his contacts in the court, it was dropped to 96 hours (mandatory minimum). He was able to understand that he needs to hold firm when I was not sure if we were going to get a better deal. Moreover, his team, specifically Linda, has been extremely helpful and resourceful. There has not been a time when I was not able to reach her for follow up questions after my sentencing. She has been of extreme help connecting me to the right people for all my needs from the start of my case to the end of it. Linda's communications with the firm's clients and her availability to answer questions is very impressive. I have contacted her almost over a year later for follow up questions regarding my case and she was there to answer them and connect me with the right people as well. I, myself, am a businessman and understand the customer experience aspect of a business relationship. It is without a doubt one of the best experiences I have had working with this team especially in these uncomfortable and somewhat embarrassing circumstances. If you find yourself in need for a lawyer for a DUI, give this firm a call. I highly highly recommend them. They will work with you to accommodate your situation. Thank you Craig and Linda for your amazing service!

    - Y.

  • Thanks Craig you're the best.
    After being arrested for refusing all test Craig Sturm got me a D.A. reject and won against dmv. thanks Craig you're the best. thanks to Linda and Kenya too,very helpful.

    - J.G.

  • Thank you Craig Sturm for all you help!!
    He handled my case after I worked with another lawyer who had let my case get turned upside down when I was wrongfully accused of a DUI. I had not been driving. My Friend had crashed my car with me in the passenger seat and since I was very intoxicated when the police arrived and the car was registered to me. They pined me as the driver. Craig worked my case for almost 2 years gathering up all the evidence and he was finally able to get the DAs office to realize all the errors the police had made and the case was dismissed and charges were dropped. Thank you Craig Sturm for all you help!!!

    - P.S.

  • I was impressed by Attorney Craig Sturm.
    I was arrested for DUI in late October of 2013 and was unsure of who to turn to for legal advice. I received offers from many law offices, however, I was impressed by Attorney Craig Sturm, his background and qualifications. I was not disappointed. Mr. Sturm and his legal team were able to reduce the DUI charges to a much lesser charge of exhibition of speed. Attorney Sturm, Linda Gavilan and the rest of the staff were very cordial and helpful in keeping me informed and were always available for any of my questions or concerns. I would highly recommend their legal services to any one who finds themselves in need of an experienced and qualified DUI attorney.

    - C.H.