How Do Michigan Attorneys Measure "Success Rate" In Driver’s License Reinstatement Appeals?

For the last 22+ years, attorney Daniel T. Geherin, licensing lawyer in Ann Arbor, has dedicated his career to helping put drivers back on the road following a license suspension or revocation.  It’s hard to find other specialized driver’s license appeals/reinstatement attorneys in Michigan.  Some attorneys “dabble” in these hearings, but don’t have a lengthy track record of success.  Some attorneys haven’t conducted a hearing in years but call themselves a “specialist.”  And still others handle quite a few hearings, but don’t put in the necessary and ongoing training and education necessary to keep current on license appeal changes.  

One of the best ways to determine whether an attorney is an authentic, dedicated and specialized license appeals attorney is to ask them about their success rate in handling license reinstatement appeals.  These are the hearings that are held before a Secretary of State Hearing Officer at the Administrative Hearings Section following a driver’s revocation of privileges. These hearings are complicated and are often very difficult to win. A specialized license attorney should ideally have a long and verifiable track record of success in winning these hearings.

Daniel T. Geherin has close to a 98% success rate in winning license appeals over the past two decades.  In the last 10 years, he’s helped put nearly 350 clients back on the road lawfully and legally.  Since March 2020 when the Pandemic began (and the Michigan Secretary of State shut down for a period of time) Dan has won almost 90 license appeal hearings! To prove that these results are legitimate and current, he even posts the case numbers of successful appeals on his website so that potential clients can see his extensive success.  

Dan has taught other attorneys about driver’s license appeals in numerous seminars through the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), and has written a book, Michigan Drunk Driving and Driver’s License Restoration Handbook, on how to protect and restore a license following a drunk driving arrest in Michigan.    

Clients should ask these questions when looking for a license appeals attorney:

“What is your success rate in these hearings over the last 5 years?  10 years?  20 years?”

“How many hearings on average do you conduct in a month?  Year?”

“Can you show me statistics to prove your success?”

“What makes you different from other attorneys when it comes to license appeals?”

There is no “magical formula” for how driver’s license appeals are won in Michigan. Success in these hearings requires a lot of hard work, dedication, attention to detail and preparation.  A client’s chances of success increase dramatically by using an actual license appeals specialist to guide them.  Asking the questions above will help you find the best option for help---at a time when they need it most.  After all, the importance of having a license to live, to work, to provide is immeasurable. Having the best license appeals attorney to assist is also immeasurable in its importance.

For a dedicated, experienced and successful licensing lawyer  in Ann Arbor for an appeal, please contact Dan Geherin and his team at GLG Michigan.  We’re available 24/7, and will help put you at ease, form a plan to handle the appeal, and fight aggressively to restore your license. Call Geherin Law Group, PLLC. 24/7 (734) 263-2780.  

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