Michael Steven Sherman

When faced with a serious criminal charge, it’s always important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. You need a DUI lawyer who can protect your rights, make sure you’re treated fairly, and who knows how to get results. Mike Sherman is that lawyer! Mike has over 24 years experience, including serving as an attorney with the Pennsylvania State Police for over 8 years. Mike knows both sides of PA DUI law!

From 1988 through 1996, Mike Sherman was an Assistant Counsel to the Pennsylvania State Police in Department Headquarters. For the first two and one half years, he prosecuted liquor code violations on behalf of the State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.

In 1991, he became counsel to the State Police on all matters relating to law enforcement.

In 1997, he opened a law office strictly dedicated to DUI law and criminal defense.

Then, in 1999, he served as a member of the trial team that was appointed to represent the County of Allegheny located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the “Tobacco Litigation”. This was a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the nation’s largest tobacco companies. He sought damages for injuries caused to the county relating to payments it made for tobacco related illnesses.

His prior experience includes having handled cases before 30 County Courts of Common Pleas (County Trial Courts). He has appeared before each of the Pennsylvania’s Appeals Courts: Commonwealth Court, Superior Court, and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Mike writes a textbook on PA DUI law and speaks to attorneys on different topics relating to DUI law. His firm is focused on Pennsylvania DUI law, with over 90% of cases involving DUI defense.

BOOKS PUBLISHED

  • Co-Author, Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Law and Practice, Second Edition (Bisel Co.)

POSITIONS HELD

  • Vice-President and Founding Member, Pennsylvania Association of Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

CERTIFICATIONS

  • National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)/International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course (24 hours) Walden, Platt & Associates, April 21-23, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia
  • ACS Forensic Chromatography: Theory and Practice V, (40 hours) Axion Analytical Laboratories, Inc., November 2-6, 2011, Chicago, Illinois
National College for DUI DefenseDUI Defense Law TrainingField Sobriety Testing CertificationDUI & DWI Scientific Evidence TrainingExperienced DUI Attorney in PATop AVVO Rated DUI Attorney

PUBLICATIONS

  • 10 Landmines to Avoid in Motor Cases Fundamentals of Criminal Practice
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2010
  • 10 Landmines to Avoid in Motor Cases General Practitioner’s Update
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2010
  • Chapter 7: Introduction to Drug Recognition Evaluations –
    An Overview Evaluating the DUI Case

    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2009
  • Co-Author, Chapter 2: Substantive and Evidentiary Issues Concerning Driving After Imbibing and Driving Under the Influence Prosecutions Evaluation the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2009
  • Recent Developments in PA Breath Testing & Vehicle Code Traps for the Unwary
    Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Meeting
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2013
  • Chapter 2: Introduction of Drug Recognition Evaluations: An Overview
    Driving Under the Influence: Skills that Win Cases
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2013
  • Chapter 4: Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE): An Overview
    Evaluating the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2012
  • Chapter 5: Application of Bullcoming, Barton-Martin and Yohe to DUI Cases
    Evaluating the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2012

PRESENTATIONS GIVEN

  • Invited Speaker, “Handling First DUI Case”
    March 29, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “DUI Procedural Issues”
    Fundamentals of a Criminal Law Practice
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    August 31, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Motor Vehicle Violations – Landmines to Avoid in Motor Vehicle Cases”
    General Practitioners’ Update 2010
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    June 23, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Trial Strategy, ARD, and Criminal Penalties”
    Driving Under the Influence: Skills That Win Cases
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    February 18, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Use of Blood Tests”
    Driving Under the Influence: Skills That Win Cases
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    February 18, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Field Sobriety Tests and the Breathalyzer”
    Driving Under the Influence: Skills That Win Cases
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    February 18, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “DUI Penalties and Sentencing Issues”
    Evaluating the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    July 24, 2009, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Introduction to Drug Recognition Evaluations – An Overview”
    Evaluating the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    July 24, 2009, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Evidentiary and Constitutional Issues Under the New DAI Statute”
    Driving After Imbibing: From Last Call to City Hall
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    December 20, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Televised live Via Satellite to 25 locations across Pennsylvania and live Webcast)
  • Invited Speaker, “DUI Penalties and Sentencing Issues”
    Driving After Imbibing: From Last Call to City Hall
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    December 8, 2006, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Trial Strategy, ARD, and Criminal Penalties”
    Driving Under the Influence: Skills that Win Cases
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    November 29, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Detention versus Arrest and Warrantless Arrests”
    Driving Under the Influence: Skills that Win Cases
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    November 29, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Probable Cause and How Statutory Language May Impact Your Case”
    Driving Under the Influence: Skills that Win Cases
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    October 22, 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “The Significance of Ancillary Charges”
    Driving Under the Influence: Skills that Win Cases
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    October 22, 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “The Scientific Reliability of Breath Testing”
    30th Annual Statewide Criminal Law Symposium
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    June 7, 2013, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker and Moderator, “Modern Challenges to Breath Testing”
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    May 21, 2013, Statewide Webinar
  • Invited Speaker, “Recent Developments in PA Breath Testing and Vehicle Code Traps for the Unwary”
    Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Meeting
    May 9, 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Blood and Breath Testing in DUI Cases”
    Public Defender Training Institute, Pennsylvania Association of Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
    September 14, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Application of Bullcoming, Barton-Martin and Yohe to DUI Cases”
    Evaluating the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    August 24, 2012, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker and Moderator, “Penalties and Sentencing Issues”
    Evaluating the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    August 10, 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker and Moderator, “Application of Bullcoming, Barton-Martin and Yohe to DUI Cases”
    Evaluating the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    August 10, 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Evidentiary and Constitutional Issues in DUI Cases”
    Evaluating the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    August 3, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Invited Speaker, “Application of Bullcoming, Barton-Martin and Yohe to DUI Cases”
    Evaluating the DUI Case
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    August 3, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NATIONAL TRAINING

  • 2011 Summer Session at the Harvard Law School (15.5 hours)
    National College for DUI Defense
    July 28-30, 2011, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • The Scientific Truth About HS-GC-FID & The Pharmacology of ETOH, Marijuana & Benzodiazepines
    (6 hours)The McShane Firm, LLC
    January 7, 2011
  • 2010 Summer Session at the Harvard Law School (15.5 hours)
    National College for DUI Defense
    July 29-31, 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 2010 DUI Means Defend With Ingenuity – Communicating Your Way to Acquittal (12.5 hours)
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    October 14-16, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 14th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases (22 hours)
    Texas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers/National College of DUI Defense
    April 19-21, 2007, Dallas, Texas
  • 10th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar (12 hours)
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    October 12-14, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 11th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases (22 hours)
    National College of DUI Defense
    April 22-24, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 17th Annual DUI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar – A Recipe for Success: Trial Techniques that Win!
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense
    October 3-5, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • NHTSA’S DUI Detection and SFST Course Overview
    Pennsylvania Association of Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
    August 22-23, 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2013 Summer Session at the Harvard Law School
    National College for DUI Defense
    July 25-27, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2012 Summer Session at the Harvard Law School
    National College for DUI Defense
    July 26-28, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2011 Summer Session at the Harvard Law School
    National College for DUI Defense
    July 28-30, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts