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Attorney Profile


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.

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.  Mike and his family live in the Swope Park area. 

  • 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

Bar Admissions
  • Missouri

  • New York

  • Texas

  • California

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Affiliations
  • Child Abuse & Neglect from Filing to Termination of Parental Rights, Co-Lecturer (Missouri Bar 2021 Annual Family Law Conference)

  • Termination of Parental Rights Training Video, Co-Writer (16th Circuit Court, Family Court Division website)

  • "Trial Tips for Termination of Parental Rights Cases," Co-Lecturer (Fall 2017 Missouri Juvenile Justice Association Conference)

  • "TPR Practice Skills: Drafting the Best Petition," Co-Lecturer (Spring 2017 Missouri Juvenile Justice Association Conference)


Mike Herrin and Family

R.I.P. Marty the lab and Tootles the pug

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