Mr. Koehler received his law degree (J.D.) from Ave Maria School of Law in May 2006. While in law school, Mr. Koehler spent two years as an associate (2004-2005) and then senior editor (2005-2006) on the Ave Maria Law Review. He joined the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity in 2003. He interned with the Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender, and the Army Office of Staff Judge Advocate. Mr. Koehler graduated from Ave Maria with cum laude honors in the top 20% of his class.
Mr. Koehler earned his bachelor of arts degree (B.A.) with cum laude honors in a double major of Political Science and Communications from Hope College in 2003. He was on the Dean's List, wrote for the campus newspaper, served on the Greek Judicial Board and as a member of Alpha Kappa Pi, ran cross country and track, and became a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), and Lambda Pi Eta (Communications) honor societies.
After graduating from law school Mr. Koehler was accepted for a commission in the Air Force JAG Corps, but was prevented from serving by a minor allergy. Instead he acquired experience in litigation. He has worked in electronic discovery, administrative law, appeals, business law, real estate, civil rights, constitutional law, contract law, criminal law, patent law, federal regulatory compliance, products liability, tax law, wills, employment law, and collections law.