Lawyer and specialist in criminal law
Michael Sturm was born in Kaufbeuren in 1966. He studied law at the Universities of Frankfurt a. M. and Heidelberg. In 1991 he completed the 1st state examination with distinction. After passing the second state examination in law in 1994, he began working as a lawyer in a small law firm in Dresden. There he dealt primarily with traffic, labor and criminal law.
In 1996, attorney Sturm founded his first law firm. After several years of activity, attorney Sturm founded the new law firm Sturm Rechtsanwälte together with 3 other colleagues on January 1st, 2006, in which he is mainly active in criminal law.
The focus is on forensic work, especially in narcotics criminal cases. Attorney Sturm also deals with the law of defense and in particular with the law of compulsory defense, as well as international and European legal developments in criminal law and criminal procedure law.
In 1997 he was one of the first in Saxony to complete the specialist lawyer course in criminal law and has been a specialist lawyer for criminal law since 1998.
In addition, Mr. Sturm has been active in press law and music law for many years. In spring 2019 he successfully completed the specialist lawyer course for copyright and media law.
Attorney Sturm is President of the International Criminal Defense Lawyers Germany (IStVD) / International Criminal Defense Lawyers Germany (ICDL) e.V., Member of the Board of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Saxony/Saxony-Anhalt and the Working Group of Social Democratic Women Lawyers in East Saxony. In addition, Mr. Sturm is a member of the Criminal Law Working Group in the German Lawyers’ Association and a member of the German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright.
Attorney Sturm is active as a lecturer in a variety of ways, including as a lecturer for the Saxony Bar Association in trainee lawyer and lawyer training, as a speaker at the criminal defense days and for the working group on criminal law in the DAV and for the criminal defense lawyers’ association in Saxony/Saxony-Anhalt.
Attorney Sturm is chairman of a local branch of the Dresden SPD and was also chairman of the SPD in Dresden in the meantime.