On January 3, 2006, Michael N. Herring was sworn in as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond. After receiving his undergraduate degree in economics in 1987 and his law degree in 1990, both from the University of Virginia, Mr. Herring began practicing law in Richmond, VA. He started his career as an associate at Hunton & Williams, later joining the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in 1992, where he served as a senior felony trial attorney for Violent Crimes and Narcotics Offenses. He returned to the private sector in 1996 at the law firm of LeClair Ryan where his practice focused on medical malpractice defense and criminal defense. Prior to his election as Commonwealth’s Attorney, he was a partner at the law firm of Bricker & Herring where he practiced criminal law and medical malpractice law. Mr. Herring served as the first African-American President of the Richmond Bar Association in 2005, is a past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and of the Third District Attorney Disciplinary Committee. He is an active member of various professional organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also very active on several government, community and non-profit boards.