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.

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.

I am admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court.

We are Widely Known for Our Experience and Expertise In Federal Income Tax Cases and in Practicing Before the IRS Tax Court

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to John Sterbick and his team of associates -- particularly Annette Williams & Lorelei Faber -- my kids are going to have a Christmas this year. I couldn't be happier with their performance.

Raeshawna Sager
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

John Sterbick was extremely helpful to my grandparents Mr and Ms Robert and Elena Cloud with their bankruptcy case. He and his staff provided a very consulate and professional environment helped them get the correct paperwork and references so that they were able to turn in all the necessary documents to the judge. There were no questions and their bankruptcy was discharged with no bias. We recommend anyone and everyone to use John Sterbick and his associates.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The staff here is great! I especially enjoyed working with Lorelei. They have helped me on numerous issues. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs professional advice or service.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

John Sterbick and his staff have been great. We probably asked the same questions they have heard many times before but NEVER made us feel like we were a bother. It is a relief knowing these people are in our corner and will take care of everything in a professional manner.

Evan Floramo
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Fast easy and very nice to work with. Thank you for everything everyone at the office.

Laurie Butzen Lynnwood Doc
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A tax miscalculation several years before snowballed into a significant IRS liability. John's expert and insightful analysis of the situation was invaluable. He helped guide us through the various options and then did all the negotiation with the IRS agent, resulting in a favorable repayment plan. John and his staff were outstanding, always helpful, to the point, and readily accessible. I will not hesitate to go back to him in the future if need arises.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I had been struggling for high credit card debts for years and years. It's been so difficult to live on by paycheck to paycheck making monthly payments on those debts. It was never ending but increasing more debts and troubles in my life. I was on the edge and it was impossible to find the way to keep it on any more. One day a friend of mine recommended to find a bankruptcy lawyer for help. I thought that only bad people do bankruptcy then and it made me very upset first. When I ended up to meet couple of lawyers with false or negative information it made me more upset and hopeless. But now i feel fortune to meet Mr. John Sterbick. Because he was the one helped me to get out of the hell situation with Chapter 7 filing and all my debts about $70,000 were wiped out. It only took shy three months to close since filing and wasn't that complicated either. I was able to keep my residence and two vehicles without hassle. What amazed me was his efficiency and trustworthy! He and his associates knew exactly what they were doing and very reliable! I still remember the day I received a discharge notification from the court. It was unbelievable and how happy I was! I am so very grateful for second chance given for fresh start and special thanks to Mr. Sterbick, Lorelei and Annette!

Daniel Ventler
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I hired John Sterbick's Law Offices to help with my back taxes. I had too many unfiled years of taxes and I owed a lot of money to the IRS. This law group got me caught up on my filings, lifted levy's again'st my wages and was professional, helpful, and caring all the way through the end. They advocated for me with the IRS and found a solution that we can all say was a success. A BIG thank you to John Sterbick and his team of professional staff!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Mr. Sterbick & his staff worked very closely with me to achieve the final results of my case. They were extremely helpful, informative & very friendly. I was impressed with their professionalism as well as their understanding.

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Chuck Messinger

John worked an absolute miracle, cutting my 5-figure tax debt down to almost nothing. I spent a life fearing lawyers and avoiding legal assistance in every way possible. That fear has subsided. His team is friendly, professionally, ...

Paul Philip
★★★★★ a week ago

Helped me with my bankruptcy case. Seamless process and very friendly staff. And John stood by me throughout. I will recommend these guys to everyone

Zachariah Russell
★★★★★ November 16, 2020

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I highly recommend the Law Office of John Sterbick Highly proficient and professional. Excellent tax attorney!

The Law Offices of John Sterbick
John Sterbick is one of the leading IRS tax law, bankruptcy, and personal injury attorneys serving Tacoma and the State of Washington. He has been helping people successfully resolve their legal issues for more than 29 years.

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