Sterle Law: Your Trusted Advocate

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Sterle Law is a criminal defense, family law, and general litigation firm based in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, serving Northern Minnesota and the larger Minnesota area. Helmed by Chad B. Sterle, we are dedicated to serving our communities with excellence, committed to defending our clients’ rights, and securing their futures.

Who We are

Our priority is to create a safe environment for our clients, as we handle many sensitive issues on their behalf. We focus on building personal relationships and individualizing our attention to every one of our clients, striving to ensure they are comfortable and prepared for an often complex legal process. Our client-centered philosophy is why the team at Sterle Law is considered your trusted advisor and advocate for your future.  

Our Commitment to Excellence

Meet Chad B. Sterle 


Why Choose Sterle Law

With an office in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and decades of work across Northern Minnesota and the state, we’ve developed a reputation in these communities for success in criminal defense, family law, and general litigation. Our team is passionate about developing vigorous strategies and exploring all avenues to ensure we develop the finest solution for each client based on their distinct situation and needs.

The Sterle Law Difference

Extensive Experience and Proven Success

Deep Knowledge of Minnesota Laws and Procedures

Client-Centered and Compassionate Approach

Collaborative and Effective Negotiation Skills


We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients, and the testimonials from our clients are evidence of this devotion to securing their futures.

Five Stars
My son was facing a very serious legal charge and we were sick with worry. Hiring Chad Sterle to represent him was the best decision I ever made, and the best money I ever spent for my son.  Chad was unfailingly kind, reassuring, and non-judgmental. He listened attentively to our concerns and questions, explained the process, and took the time to discuss options with us.  His legal expertise and case knowledge were impressive and won the day; I believe he got the best outcome possible for our son.  He earned our trust and admiration. I could not recommend him more highly.”

– Bernadine Joselyn