HERMAN GRIFFIN is an ordained minister, licensed attorney, and life-long advocate. He has achieved success as both a lawyer and minister by remaining steadfast in his commitment to fighting for the rights of people and serving the most vulnerable members of society.
Herman was born in Nashville, Tennessee and his family later relocated to Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan, Herman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. At U of M, Herman participated with the University of Michigan Gospel Chorale and became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Epsilon Chapter.
After undergraduate school, Herman attended Howard University School of Divinity, receiving his Masters in Divinity. While at HUSD, Herman was a graduate of the year for two consecutive years. He also served as the Student Government President and Senior Class President. Herman became licensed and ordained through the New Testament MBC, of Detroit, Michigan.
After HUSD Herman was accepted by the Center for Community Change in Washington, D.C. for training in alternative dispute resolution and community organizing, as a Generation change fellow.
Desiring to continue his parents' legacy in civil rights and empowerment Herman enrolled and graduated from Western Michigan Cooley Law School (WMCLS). Herman served in the Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP) while at WMCLS. The FLAP clinic provided free family law assistance to victims of domestic violence. After graduation from Law School, Herman became a licensed attorney for the state of Michigan in 2013. He has served the needs of thousands of indigent individuals who were not able to afford the assistance of an attorney in the City of Detroit, County of Wayne, and the City of Hamtramck, including serving as appointed defense counsel for the city of Detroit’s Mental Health Speciality Court. Herman also takes private clients with legal matters of merit.
Herman has served in many capacities and has been recognized for his work with youth and commitment to the service of others, by the city of Detroit, and the state of Michigan. Herman has worked with young-adults for over 15 years. He has been a full-time caregiver, substitute teacher, videographer, photographer, and entrepreneur. Herman currently leads Griffin Global Missions, a Christian-based community of faith focused on equipping and empowering people with on-demand inspirational resources. Herman also manages Griffin Law PLLC, of Michigan, a law firm with a client-centered approach. Griffin Law current areas of practice include criminal defense, estate planning, and civil litigation.