Raymond J. Sterling

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Sterling Attorneys at Law, P.C.
 | 33 Bloomfield Hills Parkway, Suite 250
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 248-633-8916
Fax: 248-644-1509
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

At Sterling Attorneys at Law, P.C., Raymond J. Sterling provides employment-related counseling and legal services in a wide variety of employment law matters, including wrongful termination, employment discrimination, employment contracts, severance agreements, and noncompete agreements. He primarily focuses on litigation, having won numerous sizeable awards for clients and securing a lifetime spot with the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Sterling accepts cases in the counties and communities surrounding Detroit and throughout Michigan.

Mr. Sterling's track record with nationally publicized, high-profile cases has earned him the respect of his peers. With the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and recognition in The Best Lawyers in America**, Mr. Sterling is known for his impeccable standards and legal ethics. Clients ranging from individuals to corporations know him as one of the country's top wrongful discharge and employment discrimination litigators. He has been provided numerous opportunities to speak on employment law matters at seminars for various bars and associations.

A quality education formed the cornerstone of Mr. Sterling's career. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Michigan, graduating cum laude in 1979, Mr. Sterling earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982. He is admitted to practice law in Michigan.

Mr. Sterling is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's board of arbitrators, the Oakland County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He currently serves as chairperson of the Michigan's Attorney Discipline Board panel.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (70%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Business Litigation (10%): Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Non-Compete Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Raymond Sterling

Admitted: 1982, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.sterlingattorneys.com/Attorneys/Raymond-J-Sterlin...


  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2012
  • U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Lifetime Member

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Michigan, 1982
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Chairperson, Attorney Discipline Board Panel
  • Member, The FINRA Board of Arbitrators
  • National Employment Lawyers' Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Employment Law Section
  • The NASD Board of Arbitrators, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • Mr. Sterling was the lead trial attorney in the nationally publicized case of Mullin v. Airport Authority, winning over $850,000 on behalf of Turkia Mullin, the CEO of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Mr. Sterling was the lead trial attorney in the two largest employment discrimination verdicts in the history of the federal court in Michigan -- he won $10.6 million in the internationally-publicized landmark case of Weber v. Infinity Broadcasting (known as the perfume case), and $5.5 million in Morton v. Unisys Corp. Mr. Sterling also won a breach of employment contract case valued at over $10 million in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Martens v. Plastech; he also achieved a $1.0 million judgment for his client in the Oakland County Circuit Court case of Morgan v. Visual Services Inc. and an $850,000 jury verdict in the Oakland County age discrimination case of Sawa v. Koppy Corp.

Educational Background:

  • The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan B.A., in Economics, Cum Laude, June, 1979 

Industry Groups

  • Employment Litigation And Counselling
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Office Location for Raymond J. Sterling

33 Bloomfield Hills Parkway
Suite 250
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Phone: 248-633-8916

Fax: 248-644-1509

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Last Updated: 4/26/2019

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