Herman Griffin

Passionate religious educator and independent scholar serving as an advocate for change.  Research interests include social ethics within the context of religion and law.


Doctorate of Ministry (candidate), Boston University, Boston, MA, Exp. Grad. Date 2024

Juris Doctorate, WMC Law School, Auburn Hills, MI, 2012

Masters in Divinity, Howard University, Washington D.C., 2007. 

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,  2003.

Memberships & Trainings

President, Griffin Global Missions. 2021 to Present.  A non-profit community of faith focused on providing accessible inspirational content and meaningful community service projects.  

Generation Change Fellow, Center for Community Change, Washington, D.C., 2008.  Six-month intensive fellowship on community organizing. 

Student Lawyer, Family Law Assistance Project, Auburn Hills, MI, 2011.  Legal Clinic focused on providing Family Law services to victims of domestic violence.  

Member, American Academy of Religion 

Professional Affiliate Member, American Psychological Association

Member, State of Michigan Bar Association

Member, Federal Bar of the Eastern District of Michigan

Career Highlights

Managing Lawyer, Griffin Law PLLC, 2015 - present. 

Ordained Baptist Minister, 2006 - present.

Lawyer, appointed defense counsel for felony cases (2015 -19) and misdemeanor cases, 2016 - present.

Lawyer, appointed defense counsel for the City of Detroit Mental Health Court, 2020 - 2022.

Substitute Teacher, 2011 - 2014, (Grades 4-12).

Full-time Caregiver, 2007 - 2010.


Graduate Student of the Year, 2006 and 2007

L. N. Jones Award, 2006, “exceptional academic and pastoral abilities.”

Spirit of Detroit, 2004