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Richard William Postma Jr.

Richard William Postma Jr.

Practice areas:

Family, Employment & Labor, Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, Appeals

About Me


I have practiced law since 1994. My legal career begain as a military attorney in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, where I was a prosecutor and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. I have been a civil litigation associate at a multi-state law firm, an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska, and as a District Court Judge for the Alaska Court System. I have been in private practice since 2011.   

I enjoy working with diverse clients from all walks-of-life, and am motivated by the day-to-day challenge and satisfaction of helping others navigate through the legal system to help bring closure to their legal problems. I help my clients to troubleshoot, critically analyze, problem solve, strategically plan, negotiate and (if necessary) litigate to protect their legal rights and interests in the areas of family law, criminal defense, business, employment, discrimination and civil rights law. And, I take a keen interest in helping "underdogs" defend their legal and civil rights, particularly in areas of law or in circumstances where their opponent has a 'thumb on the scales of justice" advantage because of financial, social or political reasons.  

As a proud husband and father of three, I actively participates in community events, and I devotes my spare time to coaching children’s soccer, volunteering at my children’s school, carpentry, hiking, biking, grilling and spending time with my family, friends and neighbors.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 15%
  5. Appeals: 10%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Emma Haddix

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Postma always impressed me with his kindness, his patience, his thorough preparedness, and his quick mind.


    Emma Haddix Child Abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Richard Postma, P.C.

600 17th Street, Suite 2800 South
Denver, CO, 80202-5428

Law Office of Dan Allan & Associates

800 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 620
Anchorage, AK, 99515




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselLaw Office of Dan Allan & Associates2011 - Present
District Court JudgeState of Alaska Court System2007 - 2011
Assistant Attorney GeneralState Of Alaska Department Of Law2003 - 2007
AssociateLane Powell Spears Lubersky2001 - 2003
Associate AttorneyDelaney Wiles Hayes Gerety & Young, Inc.2000 - 2001
Trial CounselU.S. Army JAG Corps1995 - 2000

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Anchorage Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2011
Anchorage Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - 2015

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Stephanie W. v. Maxwell V., 274 P.3d 1185 (Alaska 2012).Reversed and remanded for additional proceedings
Anchorage Baptist Temple v. Coonrod, et al., 166 P.3d 29 (Alaska 2007)Successfully upheld on appeal
VECO Alaska, Inc. v. State, Dept. of Labor, 189 P.3d 983 (Alaska 2008)Reversed and remanded

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Publication NameTitleDate
Denver University Law ReviewNote, Tenth Circuit Survey - Bankruptcy1994

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of ColoradoBusiness FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1991