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 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

For over 25 years, Mr. Shevin’s legal practice has focused exclusively in the area of cannabis law, defending clients in State and Federal courts across the nation. Mr. Shevin has won significant victories for his clients in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.  Mr. Shevin also provides counsel to lawful cannabis cultivators, processors, distributors, dispensary and delivery outlets on issues involving legal structure, business formation, tax reporting and compliant business operations.  Mr. Shevin’s client list includes cannabis industry leaders in all aspects of the cannabis industry.  Mr. Shevin also assists clients with brand development, trademark and marketing solutions. Through his extensive experience, Mr. Shevin possesses advanced knowledge of the laws pertaining to the cannabis regulatory landscape and providing guidance to business groups in the emerging cannabis industry.

Throughout his career, Mr. Shevin has been an advocate for sensible marijuana regulations and has taught courses in cannabis law and policy to Judges and Lawyers throughout the country. Mr. Shevin has been featured and/or quoted in the following media outlets:  Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, ABC News, CBS News, MSNBC, Fox News, the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, Hartford Courant, Orange County Register, Orange County Weekly,  LA Weekly, 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, and was featured in the High Times Freedom Fighter of the Month article in 1995.  Mr. Shevin is listed with the Top 100 National Trial Attorneys, and is a recognized “Superlawyer” in California since 2004, representing the Top 5% of all attorneys. Mr. Shevin is a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee, dedicated to the reform of marijuana laws. Mr. Shevin was awarded the Defender of Justice Award by California’s advocacy group, Americans for Safe Access. Mr. Shevin is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

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, 2016 and 2017.  Southern California Superlawyer for 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017., 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:

  • 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
  • United States Supreme Court case, People v. Olsen, 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:

  • 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:

  • 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

  • California Attorneys For Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force
  • 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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    Last Updated: 9/12/2017

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