Law: MICHAEL HERRING
RICHMOND OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER, McGUIREWOODS LLP, RICHMOND
Herring made headlines in 2019 when he left his longtime position as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney for a partnership at the state’s largest law firm. Two years later, he became managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Richmond office.
The Richmond native served 13 years as the city’s top prosecutor. Herring now represents people and corporations accused of white-collar crimes, involved in commercial litigations or government investigations.
Herring says he was raised by his mother to achieve. “There was an expectation in my home that we were going to complete college,” he told Richmond magazine in 2005. Herring was a straight-A student who earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.
Before his election to commonwealth’s attorney, Herring was a partner at Bricker & Herring, where he handled criminal defense, medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Herring is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.