Mr. Geherin has been practicing criminal law for 20 years. He has been rated by Martindale Hubbell as AV-Preeminent, the highest ranking available for legal ethics/ability; has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for OWI Defense; has been named by SuperLawyers Magazine in the field of Michigan Criminal Defense; has been recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by Detroit Business ("DB"Detroit) Magazine; and has been scored 10/10 "superb" by AVVO.com.
Mr. Geherin is licensed to practice law in Michigan and California. Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Geherin was a Deputy District Attorney prosecuting criminal offenses in Los Angeles, California. There, Mr. Geherin prosecuted gang offenses, sexual assaults, major narcotics violations, juvenile delinquency, and complex white collar criminal offenses. As a criminal defense attorney, he has defended nearly every type of crime, including hundreds of criminal sexual conduct offenses, homicide cases, drug cases, domestic violence charges, embezzlement and fraud investigations, home invasion and theft offenses, and countless drunk driving violations. In all, Mr. Geherin has handled nearly 3,000 felony and misdemeanor cases, 1,000 juvenile cases, hundreds of driver license restoration cases, and has completed over 200 criminal trials.
Mr. Geherin graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a BS in Humanities/Pre-Law. Following college, he worked for a year as a law clerk with a law firm in southeast Michigan that handled both civil litigation and criminal prosecution. Mr. Geherin attended law school at California Western in San Diego, California. While in law school, he was an executive editor of his school's Law Review, won an intra-school moot court trial competition, and received American Jurisprudence Awards for the highest grades in three classes, including Legal Writing and Advanced Criminal Procedure. Additionally, while enrolled in law school, Mr. Geherin completed two internships (one in the juvenile gang unit and one in the felony preliminary hearings unit) with the San Diego County District Attorney's Office. He graduated cum laude from law school in 1996 and passed the California Bar Examination on his first attempt. Following law school, Mr. Geherin accepted a job with the Orange County (CA) District Attorney's Office. After six months in Orange County, Mr. Geherin became a prosecutor in Los Angeles. He left California after seven years to return to Michigan.
Mr. Geherin is member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, where he is the past Chairperson of the Criminal Law Section.
- California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Received American Jurisprudence Awards
- Honors: Intra-School Moot Court Trial Competition
- Law Review: California Western School of Law - Law Review, Executive Editor
- Michigan State University
- Honors: With Honors
- Major: Humanities/Pre-Law
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Federal Bar Association, Member
- Washtenaw County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Past Chairperson
Past Employment Positions
- Prosecuting Criminal Offenses in Los Angeles, California, Deputy District Attorney