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I have practiced law since 1994.  My legal career began 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 was 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.  I take a keen interest in helping "underdogs" defend their legal and civil rights, particularly in circumstances or in areas of law where their opponent has a "thumb on the scales of justice" advantage, whether because of a financial advantage, social status, or other reason.  

As a proud husband and father of three, I actively participate in community events, and I devote 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


  1. Divorce: 35%
  2. Family: 35%
  3. Employment: 30%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Jarom Bangerter

    Mr. Postma is a valuable resource for the citizens of Alaska.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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Contact info

Law Office of Richard Postma, P.C.

6860 S. Yosemite Ct.
Suite 2000
Centennial, CO, 80112

The Law Office of Dan Allan & Associates

800 E. Dimond Blvd.
Suite 3-620
Anchorage, AK, 99515



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law ReviewUniversity of Denver College of Law1993
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
Trial CounselU.S. Army JAG Corps1995 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Anchorage Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2011
Anchorage Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - 2014
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 Colorado School of LawBusiness FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1991