John R. Gehring


John R. Gehring


John R. Gehring

John Gehring concentrates his practice on eminent domain and employment litigation, using his critical thinking and advocacy skills to achieve positive outcomes for the firm’s clients.

John’s path to the law started in public service. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Biology, magna cum laude, from Carleton College, he joined AmeriCorps and tutored elementary school children in rural Washington. He then earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, after which he coordinated newborn screening programs with the Minnesota Department of Health, and later integrated advances in genomic science within the public health system for the Genomics Unit of the Michigan Department of Community Health.

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


Michigan State University School of Law
Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, 2010

  • Dean King Scholar
  • First Place, Michigan State Law Review Donald Nystrom Best Brief Competition
  • Associate Editor, Michigan State University Journal of Medicine & Law
  • Teaching Assistant, Civil Procedure

University of Michigan,
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, 2005


Carleton College
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, magna cum laude, 2000

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law and Litigation Sections


  • Issues in Michigan Energy and Electric Utility Regulation
    HalfMoon Seminars, March 2021

In the Community

  • Washtenaw Literacy, Tutor

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch – 2021 and 2022