Calvin J. Sterk

Calvin J. Sterk is an of counsel attorney with Henn Lesperance, PLC. His primary focus is asserting and protecting the interests of governmental entities, corporations, and insurers at all levels of state and federal courts throughout Michigan.

Before associating with Henn Lesperance, Mr. Sterk was in both public service and private practice. Mr. Sterk clerked for five state and federal judges, including Michigan Circuit Judges James E. Townsend and Calvin L. Bosman, United States District Judges Robert Holmes Bell and Benjamin F. Gibson of the Western District of Michigan, and United States Circuit Judge Richard F. Suhrheinrich for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also was a research attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals and a Commissioner of the Michigan Supreme Court. Further, Mr. Sterk was in private practice for over ten years providing trial and appellate litigation support in cases involving public utility regulation, internal corporate disputes, personal injury defense, legal and medical malpractice defense, worker compensation, and various insurance coverage issues.

In his legal practice, Mr. Sterk comprehensively reviews all potentially relevant law and strives to apply that law to advance the interests of our firm’s clients with the highest level of professionalism and ethics.

When not practicing law, Mr. Sterk enjoys reading and serves on the board of a local chapter of NAMI, a grass-roots mental health advocacy and service organization.


Fax: (616) 323-3658

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation
Professional Malpractice Defense
Business Disputes
Governmental Law


JD, Wayne State University School of Law, 1985
BD, Calvin Theological Seminary, 1978
MTS, Harvard University Divinity School, 1975
BA, Calvin College, 1973

State Bar Licenses


Professional Memberships

Grand Rapids Bar Association
Calvin Law Professionals of Michigan
State Bar of Michigan

Honors and Awards

United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney General’s Summer Honors Program
Wayne State University Law School, Law Review Member


Recent Sixth Circuit Decisions Regarding Procedure, 30 U. MEM. L. REV. 515 (2000)
Forfeiture of Attorney’s Fees Traceable as Proceeds From a RICO Violation Under the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, 32 WAYVE L. REV. 1499 (1986)

Other Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit