Lea Ann Sterling has been a member of the Michigan Bar since 1998 and has practiced in Leelanau County since 2001. Admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1981, Mrs. Sterling practiced law in Columbus. In 1997, she took a sabbatical to write, travel, and relocate from Ohio to Michigan. Her first book, Historic Homes of Olde Towne, was released in 1999 and won the Ohio Historical Society’s 2000 Public Education and Awareness Award. Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island, released in 2001, was listed on the Michigan Governor’s List of Best Books of 2001. In March 1999, Mrs. Sterling was appointed Village of Empire Zoning Administrator where she was involved in land use issues and village planning until April 2005. She established the Sterling Law Office for general civil practice in March 2001 with renowned attorney Dean Robb as her mentor. SLO became the Northwestern Lower Michigan affiliate of the American Divorce Association for Men (ADAM), specializing in the family law needs of men. Mrs. Sterling also assists individual and businesses to comply with immigration laws of the U.S.A. She is a member of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association.