Eric D. Shevin

Eric D. Shevin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Sherman Oaks, CA

Shevin Law Group
 | 15260 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1400
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: 818-784-2700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2005, 2009, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Shevin represents clients exclusively in the area of State and Federal criminal law with a focus on marijuana and drug cases.  Mr. Shevin’s practice also represents clients in matters dealing with medical marijuana business formation and corporate representation.  Presently, Mr. Shevin teaches a course on Medical Marijuana Laws to the Los Angeles County Judiciary, in addition to teaching at the NACDL Advanced Criminal Law Seminar in Aspen, Colorado.  Additionally, Mr. Shevin teaches a yearly MCLE course on medical marijuana legal issues for the National Business Institute.  Mr. Shevin has taught courses for mandatory continuing legal education, most recently to the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Mr. Shevin is the foremost legal expert on issues of California Medical Cannabis law, business formation, structure, formation and operation.  Mr. Shevin succeeded in introducing the only medical marijuana defense every recognized in Federal court in the case of United States v. Steele Smith and has been published for his appellate work on issued of chemical extraction.  Mr. Shevin represents individuals nationally and has won significant victories for his clients in Hawaii, Louisiana, North Carolina, Utah, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, New York, Nevada, Texas and Tennessee. Mr. Shevin has been featured and/or quoted in more than 25 articles and news stories including the following media outlets:  Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, ABC News, CBS News, MSNBC, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, Hartford Courant, Orange County Register,  The 420 Times, West Coast Leaf, Marijuana Anti Prohibition Project, Press Enterprise, Metropolitan News Enterprise, Hemp Evolution, The Compassion Club, Cannabis News, The Medical Marijuana Magazine, The Marijuana News, OC Weekly and High Times Freedom Fighter of the month.

About Eric Shevin

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Presented to attorneys who have demonstrated a continued dedication to the protection of patient and advocate rights., Defender of Justice Award, Americans for Safe Access, 2009
  • Recognized as a leader and advocate for patients and their providers in the fight against inhumane and unjust laws., Defender of Justice Award, American's for Safe Access, 2007
  • Peer reviewed recognition of the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.  Southern California Superlawyer for 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016., Southern California Superlawyer, 2004
  • Elected President of the Financial Management Association's National Honor Society reflecting outstanding academic achievement in the area of Business Finance while attending San Diego State University., President, FMA National Honor Society, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Lifetime member of NORML legal committee, dedicated to the reform of marijuana laws., 1993
  • Sustaning member of the Criminal Courts Bar Association for Los Angeles County, 1993
  • Succesfully admitted the first medical marijuana defense posiition in Federal court in the case of United States v. Steele Smith.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Advisors to the Citizens Task Force for Medical Cannabis Regulations in Los Angeles., 2016
  • Provide pro bono legal services for Jayden's Juice which provides assistance to children suffering from epileptic seizure disorders., 2016
  • United States Supreme Court case, People v. Keith, 1995

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presented a MCLE course to the criminal law section of the San Fernando Valley Bar entitled, "Marijuana Laws: What's The Latest?", Instructor, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 2013
  • Presented a class on conflicts between Federal and State law concerning medical marijuana legal issues for a continuing education course for legal professionals., faculty, teacher, National Business Institute, 2012, Instructor, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Presented a class on medical marijuana legal issues in state and federal court at the advanced criminal law seminary for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers., Faculty, Lecturer, NACDL, 2011
  • Presented a seminar to the Los Angeles County Judiciary on medical marijuana laws., Faculty, Lecturer, Los Angeles County Judciary, 2011
  • Presented a class on medical marijuana legal issues for a continuing education course for legal professionals., faculty, teacher, National Business Institute, 2011
  • Article outlining the current confusion that the City of Los Angeles is confronting with regard to zoning regulations of medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives., Author, LA's Strict Ordinance Draws Patient Backlash, West Coast Leaf, 2010
  • Detailed article outlining the specific rights of medical marijuana patients in the State of California., Author, As a Medical Marijuana Patient, What are my Rights?, The 420 Times, 2010

Representative Clients:

  • Venice Cookie Company, Chongs Choice, Speedweed, Aquarius Cannabis, Mammoth Lakes Wellness, Gold Coast Extracts, Jungle Boys, Oil Refinery, Ganja Runner, Daddy's pipes, W Farm, V Farm, Apothecary 420, Perennial Holistics, DTPG, Toluca Lake Collective, Urbols and many others
  • Specialize in advising individuals and entities in the emerging cannabis industry.

Educational Background:

  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctorate Degree, 1992
  • San Diego State University, Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration/Finance, 1989

Industry Groups

  • Aquarius Cannabis
  • California Attorneys For Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Office Location for Eric D. Shevin

    15260 Ventura Boulevard
    Suite 1400
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


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