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Daniel T. Geherin

Criminal defense Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   250 reviews
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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 23 years
    California - CA 26 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Defense of all state and federal charges, including all felonies and misdemeanors, capital offenses, white collar crimes, narcotic offenses, theft offenses, weapons offenses, property crimes, juvenile crimes/delinquency

    25 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Statewide defense of OWI/DUI cases; defense of "Superdrunk" allegations; Implied Consent/Refusal hearings; MI driver's license restoration specialists, appearing at Secretary of State hearings statewide. Implied Consent/Refusal hearings, defense of traffic tickets, MIP and other alcohol-related offenses

    28 years

BOARD-CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL ATTORNEY. FORMER PROSECUTOR. BASED HERE IN WASHTENAW COUNTY.

I am a Former Prosecutor/Board-Certified Criminal Trial Attorney who exclusively handles criminal defense, OWI/Traffic, and driver's license restoration cases throughout Michigan. Let me put my experience and reputation to work for you.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2015,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 7 ...

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Location

Daniel T. Geherin
760 W. Eisenhower Parkway Suite #305
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Very helpful, Very professional, great communication from him and his associates. Made a difficult process significantly easier, and always felt as if I was a priority.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best decision you will make hiring Dan Geherin!
If you find yourself in an unfortunate circumstance and need a lawyer, I highly recommend Dan Geherin and his law firm. He came highly recommended to me from a good friend and I am beyond thankful I hired him. Getting an OWI charge dropped down to a civil infraction, fines and points, was the biggest relief of my life. I am a health professional and was very concerned on how an OWI could have impacted my profession. It was handled with the upmost professionalism and discretion. He is honest, straight to the point and always keeps you informed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2024
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Mr. Geherin was recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad that he was. Our family was very pleased with the legal services provided to us by Mr. Geherin, his expertise resulted in a favorable outcome for a serious issue. Mr. Geherin helped prepare our family for all of the possible outcomes. It was obvious to us that Mr. Geherin is well respected by the Judge, court staff and his peers. We recommend Mr. Geherin 100%!
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Posted by Branden | January 25, 2024
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I highly recommend Dan Geherin
Dan Geherin and his staff were awesome. We had the best outcome possible as my case was dismissed. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Geherin to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney.
Posted by Bryan | January 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
I can’t say enough about Dan, his partners and staff. They were able to get my case dismissed and give me my peace of mind back. I can’t recommend them enough!
Posted by Charlie | December 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Charlie
From my first contact with Dan to my charges being dismissed, I knew I could depend on Dan. He told me what to expect at every step and then handled everything. Local experience and prompt and excellent advice, I can't recommend Dan more highly.
Posted by Tom | December 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding! Lifted out-of-state hold on revoked license
My drivers license had been permanently revoked in MI for many years which made it impossible to get license in the state I currently reside. Dan and Marti represented me and walked me through the appeal process step by step, right up to through the appeal hearing. Hearing went well, the hold was removed the following day, and I was able to get a clear Florida drivers license.
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Posted by Melissa | November 29, 2023
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Excellent Attourney
I had received an OWI in Ypsilanti township. Dan was professional, courteous, and did an excellent job explaining a complicated course of potential outcomes. He was prompt in everything he said he was going to do. He was realistic and took the time to explain the different possible outcomes. His hard work and dedication to my case paid off as well and my judgement was what we had hoped for. I would highly recommend him as a lawyer to anyone. His assistant Marti was also very professional and prompt. They are an excellent team to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2023
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Very thoughtful and professional
Dan helped resolve an issue my family and I were having. His advice was sound and everything was resolved prior to our hearing. We are very grateful for he and his team.
Posted by Shannon | November 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
If you are in need of help with your case, you've found it right here!! They are absolutely amazing!!
I was completely terrified and lost as to how to go about knowing what to do when I received a Show Case Hearing from the Secretary of State for possibly Violating my driving restrictions. I had searched and reviewed many lawyers online with this area of experience before I finally came across Daniel Geherin law group. I called and explained my situation and they were so kind, informative and caring. ANY questions I had were addressed instantly. I immediately knew I found the right place. Dan and Marti are absolutely amazing. He walked me through and went over everything that would/could happen during my hearing so that I was fully prepared. Without his incredible knowledge and expertise, there was no way I would have been able to do this on my own and succeed. If you need help with trying to get your license back or any other issues regarding so, I truly HIGHLY recommended contacting them. We did win my case review and I'm so incredibly grateful. I will most definitely be a returning client ASAP to move onto the next step of restoring my full license and I have no doubt in my mind that I'm in the BEST hands. Whomever is in need of help with this type of situation and is reading this right now, look no further. You've found what you've been searching for. Don't hesitate and give them a call because you'll be happy you did, trust me! Again... Dan and Marti, I truly, can't thank you enough!!
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Posted by Frank | November 14, 2023
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Intoxicated vehicle accident
After being involved in a vehicle accident that involved alcohol, I contacted Dan. He was very prompt to return my call and provide guidance. I hired him to handle my case immediately. Through the process of the entire case he was prompt in relating information and steps as soon as he heard anything from the courts. He was my representative throughout my case. He was able to procure a plea agreement that was beyond what I thought was capable. He was able to do this by me following his direction. I am very pleased with my representation. I will recommend Dan to anyone that needs a lawyer in the future. His whole staff was prompt and very helpful along the way.
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Posted by Laura | October 30, 2023
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Great lawyer
I can't say enough good things about Dan. His communication was wonderful. He and his staff handled everything in a timely and efficient manner. He made me feel at ease and explained how things were going to happen. I hope I never need him again, but I would definitely hire him again. Highly recommended if you find yourself in need of good representation.
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Posted by Lindsey | October 24, 2023
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Great Representation with Great Results!
I was potentially going to be charged with a misdemeanor & was very freaked out about the whole situation. After doing a lot of research online looking at different lawyers, I found Dan Geherin’s law firm and based on his experience and client reviews I decided to call for a consultation & hired Dan and his team on for my case and so happy I did! I was very stressed out and anxious about everything and from moment I had my consultation and spoke with Marti and Dan, I was instantly put to ease. Dan was very understanding, transparent, and thorough & informed me about every necessary detail from start to finish. Dan and his team (Marti & Kevin) were always helpful and supportive and answered any questions or concerns I had right away. Because of Dan and his team, the outcome resulted in 2 civil infractions instead. I know without the help of Dan and his team I most likely would not have had the same ending result. I am forever grateful to Dan, Marti, Kevin and highly recommend hiring Dan and his team if you are ever in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Kevin | October 17, 2023
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Amazing lawyer
I can't recommend Dan enough. What he was able to do with my DUI situation, was nothing short of incredible. I thought was going to lose everything, license, job, and my freedom. Luckily, none of those things came true, because of Dan amazing work. I thank the stars, that I made the right decision in choosing a great attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2023
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Out of state license hold
My California driver's license was placed on hold, not allowing me to renew, due to a 30-year-old DUI charge in Michigan. Dan was extremely helpful in ensuring that all of the required documentation were filed properly and addressed the key issues that the Michigan S.O.S. would be looking for. Was also very responsive and available when needed.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2023
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Out-of-state family, very grateful for Dan's help
Dan Geherin was of great help to our family when our son needed sudden legal help in Ann Arbor. Because we are from out of state, we relied heavily on Dan to guide us through the Michigan court system. He and Stephanie were very responsive, knowledgeable, and proactive. They made it as easy as possible for my son to navigate a difficult situation and eventually get his charges dismissed. We are forever grateful.
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Posted by William | September 21, 2023
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Best man for the job
I needed to hire an attorney to get a driver's license back after a very long period of time. I hired Mr. Geherin and explained my dilemma. He and his team were extremely helpful and got right to the point of what needed to be done. If you need a lawyer that will be instrumental in getting your driver's license back.... look no further than the professional team at Geherin law offices.
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Posted by Savannah | September 8, 2023
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Beyond grateful for Dan!
After a lot of research and consulting other lawyers I hired Dan, he is amazing at what he does and I loved that he was very blunt and honest about possible outcomes and the steps that would need to be taken to have a successful outcome. He made the reinstatement process for my license so simple and easy. He helps to guide you the entire time. His office is amazing! Because of Dan and his team I was able to successfully reinstate my license from out of state. I will forever refer anyone that needs help to Dan and his team! Thank you for being a trustworthy and honest person and attorney! Thank you again Dan!!!
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Posted by Zach | September 6, 2023
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Fantastic to Work with and Even Better Results
I was involved in an accident where I was issued an unreasonable penalty and felt that legal counsel was the only way to avoid penalties I didn't deserve. After looking at options in the Ann Arbor area, I noticed consistently excellent reviews for Dan and decided to reach out to him, but also reached out to others to get an idea what my options were. Dan and Marti at the Gehrin Law Group were not only the first to get back to me at all, they were also the most thorough in gauging what my needs were and how to handle my case. I knew right away that their involved, personal, and transparent approach was exactly what I wanted in my corner when dealing with the first legal issue I've ever had, and one I was not prepared to deal with. Now that my case is closed, I can say that from introduction to closing, they maintained excellent care and communication through the whole case and got me an outcome that was truly what I considered best case scenario going into this. Dan got me better results than I could have hoped for and I'm grateful for him and his team. I hope I never need his services again, but if I or any friends do, I know exactly who I'd recommend in an instant.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2023
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OWI High BAC No priors
The day after my arrest I began frantically searching for a lawyer. I called Dan right away and within a few hours we had a consultation over the phone which was free of charge. He explained to me what exactly these charges meant and exactly what I had to do to help my situation. Needless to say I hired him immediately. I had just turned 21 only 4 months prior to my arrest and was attending beauty school at the time and Dan was kind enough to give me a student discount. I followed his instructions and in return Dan worked hard to get the best deal possible for me. My charges were dropped down to impaired driving! It was a difficult process to go through and a lesson I chose to learn the hard way. But if you ever find yourself in a similar situation don’t hesitate to call Dan. I honestly can’t thank him enough.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Geherin Law Group, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Simon & Geherin, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2018
  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Daniel T. Geherin, PLLC
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 2000
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Michigan State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criminal Case
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • Advisory Board, Criminal Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Advisory Board, Criminal Defense
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Chairperson, Criminal Law Section
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in America
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer, DUI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyer, Criminal Defense
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal/Drunk Driving
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Board Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • AV-Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star, Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star, Criminal Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyers in Michigan
  • DBusiness
  • 2010
  • Rising Star, Criminal Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Speakeasy Publishing
  • Michigan Drunk Driving and Driver's License Handbook
  • 2018
  • Speakeasy
  • Defending College Students Charged with a Sex Crime in Michigan
  • 2016
  • ICLE Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Drunk Driving Update
  • 2018 Drunk Driving Update: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Marijuana
  • 2018
  • Institute of Continuing Education (Michigan)
  • Driver's License Restoration
  • 2016
  • ICLE
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Michigan Solo and Small Firm Institute
  • Top 10 Guidelines for Successful Criminal Defense Jury Trials
  • 2013
  • Drunk Driving Update
  • Use of Sobriety Court in OWI Defense
  • 2013
  • Michigan State University College of Law American Inn of Court
  • Opening your Criminal Defense Law Practice
  • 2012
  • Driver's License Appeals/Reinstatement
  • Driver's License Appeals/Reinstatement
  • 2011
  • New Lawyer Series
  • Defending Theft-Related Cases
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is an exemplary attorney in the area of criminal defense. He gives each case the personal attention it deserves, he’s quick to respond when you reach out, and he’s an aggressive advocate for his clients. He is the total package. I strongly recommend Dan for your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Geherin and I worked together to assist a client in his pre-trial release. Mr. Geherin did everything in his power to achieve the client's release. I was most impressed, and it was a pleasure to work with an attorney who was as dedicated as he was to assist the client and his family during a very difficult time. He has earned his good reputation for obvious reasons."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Dan Geherin and his Partner Joe Simon since 2003, and both dominate the Prosecution in the Courtroom. I would, and have, referred my closest friends and family members to them if the need ever arises."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an exceptional criminal law attorney and works hard for his clients. He knows the law and will fight for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan for several years. The lawyers at his firm are very good at getting positive results for their clients. I have heard nothing but good things about them from the clients I know that have used their services. Their firm is also well respected by the Judges, law enforcement officers and the prosecuting attorneys in the surrounding areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan personally and professionally for over 20 years. I have referred several clients to him and they have all be extremely satisfied with his services. He has always shown a willingness to go above and beyond to make sure clients are receiving the best representation and advice."
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Ann Arbor Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel T. Geherin
Daniel T. Geherin
Criminal defense Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 26 years
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