About John Sterbick
My Grandfather, Joseph B. Lee, was an accountant and my mentor. I learned a great deal about the IRS from him at an early age. Both my father and my sister were also attorneys in Tacoma, Washington.
I studied Federal Tax Law at Seattle University School of Law in 1985. Upon graduation in 1988, I started my practice at Sterbick, Abel, & Sterbick.
Through my tax practice, I learned that many tax debts can be discharged through Chapter 7 bankruptcy or paid through Chapter 13. I began practicing bankruptcy law in 2009. My firm has discharged literally millions of dollars of IRS debt for my clients.
I am admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court, and the Washington State Superior Court.
I am a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and the Washington State Bar Association.
I am married and blessed with my wonderful wife and children. When I'm not doing things with my family in my spare time, I enjoy ballroom dancing and the game of golf.
The Sterbick Team
My staff is composed of exceptional people who bring the same dedication to service and to helping our clients solve their legal problems with compassion and common sense that my Grandfather instilled in me all those years ago. We do our best to make complex legal issues understandable in plain language so that we can help our clients choose the best approach for their individual circumstances. For over 29 years, John A. Sterbick has been dedicated to providing thorough and experienced legal advice. Here at the Law Offices of John Sterbick, we specialize in a wide variety of practice areas including Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Tax Representation, Personal Injury, and Bankruptcy.
The team at the Law Offices of John Sterbick includes:
John A. Sterbick, Principal Attorney
David Shelvey, Tax Attorney
Lorelei Williams, Office Manager
Marlene Robinson, Paralegal
Kelly Haner, Paralegal
Ray Ostrander, Paralegal
Tom Woods, Accountant/Enrolled Agent