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
Fax: 818-784-2411
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2005, 2009, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of the Shevin Law Group, LLC, Eric D. Shevin divides his practice between criminal defense and cannabis-related legal matters. Based in Sherman Oaks, California, his client base largely comes from the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Shevin is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, he has appeared pro hac vice before other state and federal courts across the country.

In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Shevin represents people who have been charged by the state or federal government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. These cases have included driving under the influence, drug possession and distribution, weapons violations, white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement, tax evasion, and violent crimes. Mr. Shevin has been able to obtain favorable results in many instances, such as a dismissal of the charges or the suppression of evidence due to an illegal search and seizure. In other cases, his negotiation of plea agreements has led to a reduction of charges and penalties.

Mr. Shevin's experience in the area of cannabis law has encompassed providing prospective entrants into the industry with advice and counsel involving business formation, financial planning, the preparation of operating agreements, and regulatory compliance. His successful track record in all of his professional endeavors has earned him a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he has been selected for inclusion in America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys. A frequent speaker on topics related to his practice areas, Mr. Shevin holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Business/Corporate (20%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2005, 2009, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2020

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About Eric Shevin

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.shevinlaw.com/eric-shevin-1

Honors/Awards:

  • 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
  • America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
  • Peer reviewed recognition of the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.  Southern California Super Lawyer for 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • 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
  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Lifetime member of NORML legal committee, dedicated to the reform of marijuana laws, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • California
  • Sustaining member of the Criminal Courts Bar Association for Los Angeles County, 1993
  • Successfully admitted the first medical marijuana defense position in Federal court in the case of United States v. Steele Smith.
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • United States Supreme Court case, People v. Olsen, 1995
  • Jayden's Journey and Jayden's Juice.  Leading pediatric epilepsy CBD medication, 2016
  • 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented a seminar to the Los Angeles County Judiciary on medical marijuana laws., Faculty, Lecturer, Los Angeles County Judiciary, 2011
  • Changing Marijuana Legal Landscape, SFV Bar Association
  • Cannabis Legal landscape, The Seminar Group
  • Medical Marijuana Legal Seminar, National Business Institute
  • Marijuana Laws and Policies, NACDL Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Medical Marijuana Seminar, Los Angeles County Judiciary
  • Presented a class on medical marijuana legal issues for a continuing education course for legal professionals., faculty, teacher, National Business Institute, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Representative Clients:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Faculty member of the Seminar Group. Taught a course on Cannabis business structure, compliant business operations and investment strategies, 2017

Educational Background:

  • San Diego State University, Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration/Finance, 1989

Industry Groups

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

15260 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1400
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: 818-784-2700

Fax: 818-784-2411

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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