Michael Rehm is a seasoned criminal defense lawyer who was born and raised in Sacramento. He practices civil litigation and DUI defense at The Law Office of Michael Rehm throughout California with an office right down the street from where he grew up. 

(Photo Courtesy of Michael Rehm)

(Photo Courtesy of Michael Rehm)

Some of Rehm’s most meaningful work has been in Sacramento’s Juvenile Hall working with youth. He says the work was the most meaningful, “Because you are working with kids who are really listening, and with whom you have an opportunity to help shape their life.”

Rehm knows all the ins and outs of the system. In addition to getting to know his clients as people, he likes doing what he does because he enjoys helping out the great variety of people who encounter the system. He even worked as an attorney in Brooklyn, NY – and recalls working with famous people and those who held prestigious positions.

Rehm attended Holy Spirit Elementary School, Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento City CollegeUC San Diego, then UOP-McGeorge School of Law for his Juris Doctorate (JD). He started his own law office in 2008.

“Education has meant almost everything to my career, specifically my law degree and the doors that it has opened. It is an amazing profession, and I am grateful for the chance to be a part of it. I cannot imagine doing anything else” said, Rehm. He credits hard work and positive thinking with his success in life.

Rehm’s advice for future lawyers? “Nerves come with the territory of being a lawyer. You can’t be afraid of doing your work and if there is a situation in which you don’t know for sure what something means, you need to ask. You can’t be afraid to look stupid and speak up even if your voice quivers. Once I got over the fear of screwing up and looking stupid in public, my abilities in the courtroom really took off.”

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