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Daniel T. Geherin

Criminal defense Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   215 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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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

    24 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

    27 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.  

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Licensed for 25 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 12/26/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/01/2022

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

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
Daniel received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2023
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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 | January 31, 2023
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Diane
In need of a lawyer in September 2022 my husband found Dan Geherin on line and were impressed by what we saw in his video presentations. They were informative and led us to believe he would be a good choice for the legal representation we would need. Dan did not disappoint. Over the last 4 months he has been extremely professional, approachable, organized, efficient and kind. Every phone call, every document, every question I had was handled quickly and precisely. He put my mind at ease during an extremely stressful situation and I was confident sitting beside him during court that I was well represented and that the process we were going through was handled with integrity and respect. This review should be a testament to his outstanding charactor and professionalism. I would not hesitate to hire him again and I am grateful for everything he did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2023
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Mr.
Excellent communication with regards to plan and process for the issue at hand. Successful outcome with minimal stress. Would highly recommend to others.
Posted by Tristan | January 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Felony Case Plead to Misdemeanor and Probation
Dan was amazing to work with from day one. He was the first lawyer I contacted about my case, and after shopping around the price and experience practicing law won me over. I started with an active arrest warrant on a felony charge, and within a day of hiring Dan the warrant was dismissed and paperwork was filed to get me in front of a judge. From there on, I was walked through each step, advised on my best options and ended up with a misdemeanor, some probation, and community service. This man helped me avoid 5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. I won't be going anywhere else for any future legal advice or services.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2023
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Very helpful & good communication
Dan was super helpful and made me feel very relaxed about my case. He answered all my questions in a timely manner!
Posted by Marianne | January 4, 2023
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Marianne
Dan got my misdemeanor traffic violation dropped to a civil infraction with only two points and a fine. He is a very down to earth guy. He is very knowledgeable and was very personable, reassuring me during this ordeal.
Posted by Patrick | December 13, 2022
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Best attorney I've ever worked with
I highly recommend Attorney Dan Geherin. After extensive research and several referrals, I hired Dan and he didn't disappoint. Dan is highly intelligent, hard working and honest. Having worked as both prosecutor and trial attorney, he knows the courts inside and out, as well the people involved at every stage of the process. I was given straight forward answers and realistic potential outcomes, but felt me and my family were at the heart of every decision. Dan is creative and bold, but most importantly fights hard for his clients every step of the way, which gave me confidence during a very difficult time. His office, most notably Stephanie, are amazing to work with and extremely organized and diligent. I can't thank Dan and his team enough for the support and positive outcome of my case. I will be referring anyone I know who needs an experienced, trustworthy attorney (especially in Washtenaw County) to Dan Geherin. Thank you again Dan!!
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Posted by Jon | December 8, 2022
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Dan and his team did a great job of leading me through the legal process. He was responsive and communicative and described each step clearly, and was ultimately successful in my case. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Teddy | December 1, 2022
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5 star
Great work and dedicated to client. Got me the best possible outcome for my situation.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
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Dan The Man
If you value honesty and transparency this is the lawyer for you. Dan was excellent in trial and shows passion for his clients in and out of the courtroom. With his years of experience he outlines your personal options and his profesional recommendation based on the terms of your case. In my own situation he dealt with my stress and uncertanty with blunt honesty, in a way that actually helped. He always reminded me to check in with him if I have any concerns and would listen when I brought them up. I highly recommend his legal services to anyone in need of counsel.
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Posted by Peter | September 20, 2022
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helpful and straight forward
As a non US-citizen from Europe Daniel helped me with my DUI. Communication was always respectful, clear, understandable and straight forward with the next steps. Response time was excellent and I mostly got response on emails after office hours ever time. Being a foreign, busy engineer without signal at daytime this was very helpful. He clearly pointed me out the options that I had in my case and the whole process ran like he predicted in the previous conversations. My early probation discharge issue with the local probation officers was resolved within one day due to his good network in the Ann Arbor area.
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Posted by Paul | September 14, 2022
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Won full drivers license back!
I am so grateful for Dan Geherin. This was not an easy case and we had to fight. After 18 years of fighting for my driving privileges, finally that weight has been lifted thanks to Dan. His team (Stephanie) was very helpful also. Very professional and easy to work with and they get things done quickly. I highly would recommend them to any family or friend!
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Posted by Eric | September 9, 2022
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Dan was helpful, understanding, and to the point.
Dan, his Executive Paralegal, Stephanie, and everyone at his firm were extraordinarily helpful in assisting me in getting my license back. When I started the process, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, and they were there every step of the way. Whenever I was uncertain what the future held, after a quick call with Dan or Stephanie, I was reassured that I was in the best possible hands. I was able to get my license back on my first try, and I’m confident that this was due to Dan’s detailed knowledge of the process, straight-to-the-point attitude, and hard work. I would not hesitate to recommend Dan to a friend, family member, or anyone in the same position I was in. I hope I am never in such a place again, but if I am, Dan will be the first person I call.
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Posted by Jae | August 25, 2022
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Excellent communicator & trustworthy - Highly Recommend
It was my first time going through a legal process, but Dan was informative, quick to respond, and straightforward/transparent about the situation. He was very knowledgeable, especially in DUI//OWI cases, and has an excellent relationships with the Judges/prosecutors and officers. During the process, Dan and her assistant prepared and represented me with excellent care. As a result, my case was dismissed and reduced to a speeding ticket which was the best outcome possible that we had ever expected. From my experience, Dan is an eminent lawyer. So, if you are ever in a legal crisis, I highly recommend hiring Dan Geherin Law Group to assist your situation smoothly and strategically for the best outcome possible. Thanks, Dan and Stephanie for your determination and hard work.
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Posted by Adrianne | August 24, 2022
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Highly Recommend! Look no further for DUI representation!
I retained Geherin Law Group's services after being arrested for a suspected DUI in Washtenaw County. After placing a lot of calls to other Lawyers in the area, I spoke with Dan Geherin whose knowledge of the SE Michigan court systems, Judges, Officers/Troopers as well as other cases similar to mine were apparent after our first call. Dan is a straight shooter, which I appreciated. I felt cared about as his client. Unlike other attorneys I spoke to who out of the gate suggested I take a plea and move on with my life, Dan examined all facts of my case closely, including the video of the stop, and presented me with facts and his opinion on the problems with the stop and the probability on whether the Judge assigned would also see those issues as problematic. With facts Dan presented, I chose to roll the dice and go to court. Ultimately, the Judge decided in my favor given the issues Dan identified with the stop and I received the best possible outcome which I'll be forever grateful to Dan for. Over the course of many court appearances via Zoom where I witnessed many other attorneys representing their clients, it was very clear that Dan is highly respected within the legal community and Ann Arbor District courts. Stephanie was also always helpful when I called, timely in responding and very pleasant. I highly recommend Geherin Law Group if you are in need of Defense representation. You won't regret it. I felt very confident having Dan leading my case during one of the most stressful times of my life and his representation was priceless to me given the excellent outcome achieved with his representation.
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Posted by Robert | August 16, 2022
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Hard-working, always prepared
Dan is very capable and always comes to court well-prepared (to the point of impressing the judge). Definitely recommend!
Posted by Joshua | August 9, 2022
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Thorough, Professional, and Honest
Mr. Geherin and his staff represented me in my license restoration appeal. They walked me through the entire process making sure I understood every detail. I was given timely responses to every email and call and honest answers to any questions and to any of the potential outcomes of my case. With their assistance I was able to make it through the complicated appeal process and was granted a license reinstatement.
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Posted by Rachel | August 3, 2022
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Extremely responsive, knowledgeable and helpful - Highly reccommend
As a parent of a teenager who had no previous legal issues we were faced with an extremely scary situation. During this time I truly appreciated the support compassion we received from Dan and his team. Dan was confident and assertive while remaining supportive and caring in conversations with both me and my son. His knowledge and experience were evident in how he handled the case which truly helped put us at ease. He and Stephanie consistently answered all of our questions and they remained available for follow up as needed. Retaining Dan and his team was the best thing we could have done and the way they handled our case exceeded expectations.
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Posted by Amy | July 28, 2022
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Drivers license appeal
Mr. Geherin was straightforward, responsive and informative throughout the entire process. With his coaching and expertise navigating the license appeal process I was able to get my driving privileges restored without any further restrictions.
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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

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

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

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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 25 years
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