Michael N. Herring

Former Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Richmond, VA

Mike is a trial lawyer with experience resolving commercial litigation, government investigations, and white-collar criminal defense matters for individuals and corporations. After serving 13 years as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney, winning re-election three times, Mike has earned the respect and admiration of the legal community in Virginia and beyond. Leveraging this experience, he serves clients in a wide array of complex commercial litigation.

During his tenure as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney — the city’s top prosecutor — Mike managed an office of 40 lawyers, led high profile criminal prosecutions, and was appointed to head politically sensitive investigations involving alleged conduct of top statewide elected officials. He helped Richmond police develop strategies to reduce homicides and violent crimes dramatically and implemented groundbreaking criminal justice reforms adopted by other Virginia localities.

Prior to Mike’s government service, he was a law firm partner representing clients in medical malpractice, criminal defense and personal injury matters. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mike is active in community and legal organizations and frequently presents at conferences and programs devoted to improving the criminal justice system. Mike also is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond School of Law.

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