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The Sterling Firm's reputation as successful trial counsel means larger settlements for our clients.
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Our reputation as trial lawyers means larger settlements for our clients.
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The Sterling Firm's reputation as successful trial counsel means larger settlements for our clients.
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Call 310.498.2750

Justin Sterling, Esq. is a leading personal injury attorney, civil litigator, and business lawyer.  Mr. Sterling is the founder of The Sterling Firm, a top-rated law firm with its original headquarters in Los Angeles, California. The Sterling Firm has a client base that stretches not only across the nation but also around the globe.

The Sterling Firm offers experienced and driven legal counsel for your matter.   The Sterling Firm handles personal injury claims and civil lawsuits.  The Sterling Firm also handles business law matters, both transactional and litigation.  These matters include complex intellectual property matters and entertainment & media deals.

Why We Win Your Civil Case?

The insurance companies have teams of lawyers that will do everything they can to keep their money in house. You need an attorney with the experience and tenacity to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. We are skilled at getting our clients the full compensation they deserve.
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Personal Injury Law

The Sterling Firm is committed to helping seriously injured victims obtain justice by fully maximizing settlements and verdicts.

Business Law

The Sterling Firm is committed to serving business entities, business owners, and professionals in formation, transactions, and litigation.

Intellectual Property Law

The Sterling Firm represents clients dealing with copyright and trademark matters, including registration, transactions, and litigation.

Entertainment and Media Law

The Sterling Firm provides experienced legal counsel to clients involved in the Entertainment & Media Industries, including privacy, publicity, and contractual matters.


The Sterling Firm will provide you with a personal injury attorney with experience in evaluating personal injury claims, filing personal injury lawsuits, going to trial against the big insurance companies, and recovering  maximum personal injury settlements. Whether it’s by settlement or trial, The Sterling Firm ensures that its clients receive full compensation for damages.  The Sterling Firm provides world-class legal representation for individuals and families that have been wrongfully injured in accidents. Your personal injury attorney will know how to negotiate for victims involved in all types of accidents, including the following areas of practice:

Car Accident


Insurance groups have teams of attorneys and insurance adjusters who begin challenging your injury claim right away. It’s crucial that you retain a professional Los Angeles personal injury attorney right away if you or a loved one are in a car accident.

Bicycle Accident


If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you have every right to seek compensation from those responsible for your accident. You need the right bicycle accident attorney to succeed.

Motorcycle Accident


Insurance regulations and deceptive insurance carriers can impede the process of recovering compensation for victims of motorcycle accidents. It’s essential for injured riders to speak with an attorney who has experience handling motorcycle accident claims.

Truck Accident


Commercial truck accidents involve a profoundly different legal process than normal automobile accidents. Train accidents can also cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney who understands the nuance involved in these types of cases can help you obtain maximum financial compensation.

Pedestrian Accident


If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the financial burden and medical expenses can add up very quickly. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney will negotiate with the insurance companies to ensure you receive full compensation.

Brain Injury


Head and brain injury can cause severe physical, emotional, and financial damage. If you or a loved one has been in an accident and suffered a head injury an experience brain injury attorney can help you take legal action and obtain maximum compensation.

Wrongful Death


When the death of a loved one was caused by another party’s wrong behavior or negligence, you may have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and obtain financial compensation and the closure that you and your family deserve.

Slip and Fall


If you suffered an injury on someone else’s property or had a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident in a store due to owner negligence, a personal injury attorney, experienced with premises liability cases, can help you prove that your injury was a result of property owner negligence so that you recover full compensation for your pain & suffering.

Dog Bite


Dog bites can cause severe pain, nerve damage and infection. If you or a loved has suffered a dog bite injury or an injury from another domesticated animal, medical expenses can add up fast. A personal injury lawyer can help you file a dog bite lawsuit against the owner so that you receive full compensation for your medical expenses and any pain and suffering.



Defamation of character can cause irreparable damage to your reputation at work, with your peers and among your family and friends. If you are the victim of defamation, slander or libel,  a professional defamation attorney can help you repair your reputation and receive compensation for damages.

Civil Rights


Don’t’ be a victim of discrimination, police brutality, or have your constitutionally protected rights violated. Our civil rights attorneys are experienced and will fight to protect your rights and recover maximum compensation for damages.

Construction Accident


Construction accidents can lead to serious injury for both workers and pedestrians. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you with you navigate through your legal options and file either a personal injury lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim, depending on the circumstances.



70% of people who make a personal injury claim are awarded a settlement. Court settlements in personal injury cases usually vary anyplace from $3k to $75k, however for the most part it depends on the severity of the injury.

95 percent of personal injury cases get settled pre-trial.

Insurance corporations will multiply the amount needed to cover medical bills by a number between 1 and 5 to calculate “pain and suffering.” However severe the injury the higher the multiplier.

What methods are used to calculate pain and suffering? >

A personal injury claim pays restitution to victims of accidents or social slander, like defamation of character. The injured person is the plaintiff and the person who caused the injury due to negligence is the defendant.

The time it takes to settle a personal injury lawsuit largely depends on the case. On average a personal injury lawsuit can take anywhere between 6 months to 3 years depending on the complexity of the case.

The more severe the injuries the higher the settlement will be. Accidents involving commercial vehicles normally award higher settlements. The average settlement ranges between $15k to $40k.

The average settlement for back injuries depends on how severe the injury. Spinal injuries normally have very high settlement numbers. 16% of spinal injury lawsuit payouts exceeded $1 million. 7% of spinal injury lawsuit payouts exceeded $2.5 million.

Common spinal cord injuries > 

  • Make sure that you retain what evidence you have.
  • Get medical treatment right away.
  • Get your claim evaluated.
  • Don’t be in a rush to settle your case.
  • Keep in mind future damages.
  • Have a detailed explanation of why the initial offer was not satisfactory.
  • Always continue to build your case.
  • Don’t wait too long to file your case.
  • Do not share your case on social media.
  • Get the help of an experience attorney.

How can an attorney increase the amount awarded for pain and suffering? >

The average Los Angeles personal injury attorney charges a contingency fee anywhere between 25% and 40% of the settlement after expenses are paid.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be extremely complicated without the proper skill and training. Certain types of accidents and injuries always require a professional lawyer. Unless you have advanced knowledge of the legal system you should never file a personal injury lawsuit without a lawyer.

How will my attorney prove my pain and suffering at trial? >



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Hi! It’s Justin Sterling, Esq.

I am the founder and principal attorney of The Sterling Firm. I am licensed by the California State Bar and the United States District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California. As a licensed lawyer, I am committed to representing my clients and serving the legal community with the utmost professionalism and compassion. Feel free to reach out and I look forward to serving you!

What Are Clients Saying About The Sterling Firm?

Mr. Sterling’s work, drive, knowledge, and friendliness are all that of the highest quality entertainment attorneys in the business.

I completely and thoroughly recommend The Sterling Firm to anyone needing legal advice and representation in entertainment disputes, civil litigation, intellectual property, and any other area of law.

Sheridan Z.

I called in on a weekend and Justin picked up. He was extremely helpful and gracious. Even though my case is more of a small claims matter, he still listened to me and helped me see what my options were without charging me for a consultation. He is awesome, genuinely wants to help people, and very knowledgeable.

Michelle N.

I recently had a consultation with Justin Sterling about my asserting my rights in civil litigation. I came out informed and empowered knowing that the information I had been provided would allow me a higher degree of confidence. I was very pleased with the services that Justin provided and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for high quality legal counsel.

Michael A.

Justin is very personable and insightful. Just got off the phone with him and feel much better about my current legal situation. Thank you!

Susan M.