Your Cannabis Legal Advocate 

Attorney Michael Chernis is one of California's foremost experienced advocate in both federal and California laws relating to cannabis and the growing legal cannabis industry.

Attorney Chernis represents existing cannabis operators engaged in cultivation, manufacturing and retail sales activities in connection with regulatory and general counsel issues; investors seeking to obtain an interest in or purchase an existing cannabis business; and landlords and others seeking to do business with cannabis

Contact Attorney Michael Chernis today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Cannabis Law
  • Criminal Defense & Regulatory Matters
  • Corporate
  • Civil Litigation

Call 310-558-2346 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Michael Chernis

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • New York
  • Arizona

Education:

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Brandeis University

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • California State Bar Association (litigation and criminal defense sections)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Lawyers Committee for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (litigation and criminal defense sections)
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • National Cannabis Bar Association
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • L.A. Cannabis Task Force (Policy Director)

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Michael Chernis

Michael Chernis

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Criminal Defense Since 2022
Practice Area Year
Criminal Defense Since 2022
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