Jan 17, 2019
Mike Nerheim
The real story about dope addiction in the USA

State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim is a lifelong resident of Lake County. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota and earned his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, Illinois


Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim has extensive experience working in all criminal divisions of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office as a former assistant state’s attorney. His experience also includes areas of complex civil litigation, criminal defense and municipal law.


State’s Attorney Nerheim was named the 2015 Justinian of the Year by the Coalition to Reduce Recidivism, 2014 and 2017 State’s Attorney of the Year by the Illinois State Crime Commission and 2013 Person of the Year by the United Hellenic Voters of America. He was awarded the 2015 Executive Director’s Award from the Lake County Juvenile Officer’s Association, the 2014 Frederic Milton Thrasher Award from the National Gang Crime Research Center for outstanding leadership in prosecution, and the 2014 Moxie Award from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) for supporting sexual assault victims and justice through the criminal justice system. Mike was recognized with the 2014 Community Leadership Award from the Overdose Awareness Day Planning Committee and the 2013 Home for the Holidays Award from Waukegan Township for his dedicated service and commitment to the Eddie Washington Center and Staben House.


He has demonstrated strong leadership and business experience, and is involved in the Lake County community. He is one of four cofounders for the nationally recognized Lake County Opioid Initiative.