Eric D. Shevin

Top rated cannabis law attorney in Sherman Oaks, California

Shevin Law Group
Eric D. Shevin
Shevin Law Group

Practice Areas: Cannabis law, Criminal defense, Appellate; view more

Licensed in California since: 1992

Education: University of San Diego School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2005, 2009, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2023

Shevin Law Group

15260 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1400
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Visit website


The founder of the Shevin Law Group, LLC, Eric D. Shevin divides his practice between criminal defense and cannabis-related business 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

Cannabis law, Criminal defense, Appellate, Business/corporate

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, Appeals, Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business organizations

  • 40% Cannabis law
  • 40% Criminal defense
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Business/corporate

First Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage:

  • February 2022; Lectured on the current status of Federal Cannabis policy and reform measures., Advanced Criminal Law Seminar; Cannabis Law: From Seed to Sale, National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Educational Background:
  • San Diego State University, Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration/Finance, 1989
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Faculty member of the Seminar Group. Taught a course on Cannabis business structure, compliant business operations and investment strategies, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • United States Supreme Court case, People v. Olsen, 1995, 1995
  • The Hit Living Foundation animal rescue for purposes of non profit corporate formation and ongoing business representation., 2020
  • United States Supreme Court Case.  People v. Manuel Cuevas.  , 2020
  • Jayden's Journey and Jayden's Juice.  Leading pediatric epilepsy CBD medication, 2020
  • 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
  • Featured on the cover of of MG Magazine regarding the leading litigators in the cannabis industry., Leading Cannabis Litigator, MG Magazine, 2019
  • 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
  • Recognized as a leading attorney in the cannabis industry., Leading National Cannabis Attorney, Entrepreneur Magazine, 2019
  • 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, 2018, 2019 and 2020, Southern California Super Lawyer, 2020
  • 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
Representative Clients:
  • Restalk, Inc.  General counsel for sustainable material producer and bioplastic reseach and development company., 2019
  • Los Angeles commercial cannabis licensing expertise representing licensed retail, cultivation, delivery, distribution and manufacturers., 2019
  • Cookies and Cookies Real Estate.  Prepared and advised conerning commercial cannabis application processes and licensing matters., 2019
  • Kase Manufacturing.  General counsel for licensed manufacturing company producing the leading pediatric epilepsy medication pursuant to the Medical Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act., 2019
  • 22 Red. Corporate representation and regulatory compliance for lifestyle brand., 2020
  • Dr. Green Thumb.  Corporate counsel on licensing matters for cultivation division., 2020
  • 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., 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Panel Speaker and Legal Commentator O'Cannabiz Industry Insights Program; California Dreaming, What's Next in the Nation's Largest Cannabis Market?, 2021
  • Instructor; Seminar on the current state of cannabis laws to the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 2019
  • 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
  • Panel on current trends in enforcement measures taken against unlicensed cannabis companies and safeguards for licensed cannabis companies in California , Sword, Shield and Smoke; Hot Topics in Cannabis Enforcement Panel to the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles Attorneys, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • California Attorneys For Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Lifetime Member NORML Legal Committee
  • Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Office location for Eric D. Shevin

15260 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 1400
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: 818-784-2700


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2005, 2009, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2023

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