Michael A. Herrin
Mike is dedicated to minimizing the impact that the justice system has on people's lives. He began his career at the Jackson County (MO) Juvenile Office, where he had the privilege of serving hundreds of families involved in the social services and juvenile justice systems. From his experience prosecuting child abuse, juvenile delinquency, and termination of parental rights cases, he understands how intrusive and devastating the process can be. His goal is to make sure clients walk into court knowing their options and what to expect along the way.
Mike and his family live in the Swope Park area. You might find him enjoying a concert at Starlight Amphitheater or outside walking his beefy labrador, Marty. Born and raised in a town just outside Oakland, California, Mike is a Raiders fan who gets a lot of flack from people in his new home town, including his wife, who is a KC native. He tries to make up for his poor choice in football teams by going out of his way to tell everyone, especially Texans, that Kansas City has the best barbecue in the world.
University of Houston Law Center - LL.M., International Law
Arizona Summit Law School - J.D.
California State University East Bay - B.S., Criminal Justice Administration
Chabot College - A.S., Administration of Justice
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
"TPR Practice Skills: Drafting the Best Petition," Co-Lecturer (Spring 2017 Missouri Juvenile Justice Association Conference)
"Trial Tips for Termination of Parental Rights Cases," Co-Lecturer (Fall 2017 Missouri Juvenile Justice Association Conference)
Termination of Parental Rights Training Video, Co-Writer (16th Circuit Court, Family Court Division website)
Mike Herrin and Family
R.I.P. Tootles the pug