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Craig Michael Sturm

Craig Michael Sturm

DUI and Criminal Defense Law Firm
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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Jason A. Lieber
Jason A. Lieber June 22, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Craig is easily one of the best and most talented criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles.
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Designated a 2020-2021 SuperLawyer™ by his attorney peers and judges, partner Craig Sturm brings 20 years of DUI, drugged driving, and criminal defense success to Artz & Sturm Law Group. Sturm began his career as an LA County Public Defender, defending individuals in assault, domestic violence, theft, firearms, possession, and DUI drugs and alcohol cases. He later added “big firm” criminal defense experience at Kavinoky Law Firm, one of the largest DUI firms in California, where he became Trial Managing Attorney of the largest DUI firm in California.

Craig Sturm has specialized in drunk/drugged driving defense for almost two decades, and is known throughout Los Angeles and Orange County for his successful motions, reduced PreTrial charges, and for winning difficult DUI and criminal trials, including receiving a not-guilty verdict on a DUI murder trial. He is trained in all breath machines and is the only DUI attorney who has received extensive training in both the Datamaster DMT and the EC/IR II, the two breath machines used in the City of Los Angeles. Sturm is also trained in the ALS Laboratory and Gas Chromatography blood machines.

Mr. Sturm is a founding member of DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) and an active member of National College DUI Defense (NCDD), California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), and California Public Defender Association (CPDA). He continuously expands his knowledge of BAC forensic science, and is a Certified Instructor on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. His expertise enables him to get evidence excluded from trials, dramatically boosting his clients’ trial and pre-trial success rates.

Mr. Sturm is passionate about the outcome of all his cases, offering a comprehensive, intelligently planned defense for each and every client.

Artz & Sturm Law Group is one of the most successful and experienced DUI, drugged driving, and criminal defense law firms in California.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Medical Marijuana
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 219225
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Santa Monica Coll
Undergraduate Degree
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Glendale Univ COL
Law Degree
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Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Superb Rated Attorney
Professional Associations
DUI Defense Lawyer Association
Founding Member
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National College DUI Defense Attorney
- Current
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California State Bar  # 219225
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Fighting a DUI
The Defense Journal
Speaking Engagements
Rules of The Road XX, DUI Drugs
Study: More car crashes where recreational pot is legal, Headline News Michaela Pereira Show
Websites & Blogs
Artz & Sturm Law Group - Los Angeles DUI Lawyers
Contact & Map
Artz & Sturm Law Group
1010 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1415
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Telephone: (323) 546-4946
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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