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Robert M. Herz

Federal crime Attorney at Anchorage, AK

5.0   12 reviews

Licensed for 35 years

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    45%
    Protecting and Defending the Rights of Alaskans since 1987

    22 years

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    Protecting an Defending the Rights of Alaskans since 1987

    35 years

  3. White collar crime
    15%
    Protecting and Defending the Rights of Alaskans since 1987

    22 years

  4. Violent crime
    5%
    Protecting and Defending the Rights of Alaskans since 1987

    35 years

The Law Offices of Robert Herz, P.C. provides exceptional legal services to those accused of crimes in all state and federal courts throughout Alaska. Robert Herz has been protecting and defending the rights of Alaskans for over 20 years.  At our law office we focus strictly on criminal defense.  We represent individuals from all walks of life and from all ethnic backgrounds.  The common factors are that each of our clients is facing a serious charge-- and our belief that every one of clients deserves a vigorous defense. "I like working on criminal cases because I like working with people to help them solve some of the most serious and difficult problems they may face during their lifetime.  It's rewarding when I can achieve for them the outcome they wanted." Our law firm, though based in Anchorage, represents clients throughout Alaska.  If you have a federal criminal charge or a serious state criminal charge, we would like to hear from you.  We may be your best defense!

Licensed for 35 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/04/2022
State AK
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 09/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Robert Herz, P.C.

Reviews

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Posted by Michael | June 7, 2015
Thank you, Robert!
Robert is responsive, thorough, professional, and unrelenting in the courtroom. I was arrested on felony charges last summer in the middle of nowhere, and my family was frantically trying to figure out where I was and what they could do to get me out of jail. Unfortunately, my arrest occurred just prior to a holiday weekend. They called Robert and at least three other top rated lawyers, and Rob was the ONLY one to return their call. Throughout the investigation, Rob was very thorough with the investigation. No stone was left unturned, and my case quickly went "up in the air" to having a solid defense, giving me multiple options for a resolution. Rob worked diligently and kept me informed and updated from 2,500 miles away, and he was always honest with me… never making speculations, but sticking to reality. I got a fair settlement, and all of my felonies were dropped because of Rob's dedication to my case and his prowess in thinking outside of the box. If you find yourself in a situation where you NEED a lawyer, I recommend Rob.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
I'm very glad I chose Mr. Herz as my lawyer. He was able to set a schedule and follow through to get the desired result in my case. From the very beginning he was very straight forward and honest. He kept me updated on my case and was able to reach a favorable outcome despite any complications. He was very straight forward and friendly, and I'm extremely happy that he tied things up so well at the end.
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Posted by Ann | February 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consummate Professional
This is what I wrote to Mr. Herz at the conclusion of the case in which he represented a relative charged with a very serious felony: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for exercising your skill and experience to achieve the best possible outcome for [our relative]. Thank you also for being a calming presence via phone calls, texts and emails, and for patiently walking us through an often tortuous process. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have been able to engage you to defend [our relative].
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Posted by Abby | November 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A 5-star defense lawyer caliber !
My wife hired Mr. Herz after researching who would be the best fit defense lawyer for my criminal case here in Anchorage, Alaska. This lawyer is absolutely a high caliber defense lawyer, who would utilize all his knowledge and resources in order to defend your legal rights as a human being. He's extremely professional and he used his legal talents and intelligence in dealing with the court system. As a person, he is compassionate and looked after my best interest in court. My case was dismissed by court, and was able to celebrate in peace with my family for Thanksgiving day. Thank you Mr. Herz!!
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Posted by caleb | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best!!
I contacted Robert because it his outstanding reviews online and professional appearance. Let me tell you from the very start Robert was very professional, Resourceful, and never let up once during the entire investigation. I was unfortunately being investigated for serious charges that had absolutely no merit. I only needed to make one phone call, and that was to Robert. Robert and his team conducted a thorough investigation, built a solid defense, and left absolutely no doubt in the investigation. Robert always kept me updated on the investigation process and always spent the time needed before court. In the end, the truth came out, and I was not only cleared of all accusations alleged against me. I put in a most favorable light by the court. If you need an excellent lawyer and one that is going to go the extra mile for you with professional work, Robert is your only call.
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Posted by Jacob | January 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very impressed
I recently hired Mr. Herz to defend me in a criminal case where I was charged with a serious felony crime I did not commit. During one of the most stressful, confusing and demoralizing times of my life I couldn’t have been more grateful with this decision. Mr. Herz continually impressed me with his vast knowledge of the legal system, experience, resources, dedication and ability to leave no stone unturned, he went above and beyond my expectations in every aspect from the first phone call until after all charges were dropped. In a situation where my freedom and rights were in jeopardy, it was reassuring to have complete confidence Mr. Herz would provide the best possible defense and work with the courts to make sure I was able to keep my job as a commercial fisherman which would not have been possible with the original pre-trial conditions of release. Mr. Herz is very good at what he does and his hard work on my case resulted in the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Herz did a fantastic job on my case. He has the knowledge and know how to guide you through the legal system. I am very happy about the outcome of my case.
Posted by Jonnie | February 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super knowledgeable!
After calling mr Herz, we found him to be extremely knowledgeable in the crimson justice department, He was very forthcoming and extremely helpful, if need be we would most certainly turn to him to represent us!!!
Posted by William | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer in Alaska
Mr. Herz conducted extensive research and investigations on my behalf which led to keeping and maintaining my freedom. During my case which lasted over 14 months he showed genuine interest in me and my families well being. He is hands down one of the greatest professional mentors who will definitely fight and fight hard for his clients. I hired Mr. Herz because the lawyer I had representing me initially could not give me a solid plan on his intent for my case, and if I hadn't of moved on from him, I most definitely wouldn't have had the outstanding outcome that I have attained through and because of Mr. Herz. I've been on active duty military service for 12 years now and because of Mr. Herz I will be allowed to continue my legacy and unconditional service to our country. Whole heartedly, from the pits of my stomach, THANK YOU MR. HERZ! it's because of you that I will be allowed my promotion to Sergeant First Class.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing attorney
I was very impressed with the legal counsel from Robert. He is a top notch guy and is truly one of Alaska's best. I would recommend him to any friends or family who might have either state or federal issues. Thanks again Robert.
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2015
Amazing and dedicated fish and game defense Lawyer
I had the misfortune of being accused and given a ticket for a serious hunting violation in Alaska with a rifle. From the very beginning I knew I did not commit the crime I was being accused of and needed a lawyer that would fight for my career and myself. I looked for about two days for a lawyer and came across Robert Herz while searching lawyers with a background in fish and game cases. I called Mr. Herz and out of five different lawyers I called, Mr. Herz was the only lawyer that actually answered my phone call after hours. I immediately explained my situation I was in and asked for his legal help. Mr. Herz was very respectful and honest during our entire 9 months he worked on my case. Mr. Herz kept me informed on all changes during the case. I was facing some tough misdemeanor charges that would have damaged my career in the Military. Mr. Herz with all his hard work and dedication was able to bring out the truth in my case and the evidence. He worked endless to have the charges dropped. In the end all of the charges were dropped except for a small ticket. Mr. Herz is an amazing lawyer and I would recommend him to any client. He is very hard working, up front and honest and never gives up on the case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2014
Great Outcome for my Case
Robert did a good job on my case, he kept me well informed with what was going on. Robert was able to get a dismissal for me. Great job. Hes a good Lawyer
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/President
  • Law Offices of Robert Herz, P.C.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Public Defender
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Middleton Timme & McKay
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Public Defender
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Superior Court Law Clerk
  • State Of Alaska Court System
  • 1986 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of California - Davis
  • B.S. with Honors
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • State v. Brown 4FA-16-0279
  • All charges dismissed.
  • State v. Pouli 3PA-15-1729
  • All sex offense charges dismissed; Client pleads to a non-sex offense charge; no sex offender registration; no probation imposed; 2 years time served
  • Municipality of Anchorage v. Nyberg 3AN-15-5302
  • Not Guilty Verdict
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Associations

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Alaska
  • Criminal Justice Act Advisory Committee
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Supreme Court of Alaska
  • Criminal Rules Advisory Committee
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Alaska Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Alaska Association for Justice
  • Past Executive Committee
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Past Vice President
  • 1998 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Alaska's Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Awarded "Superb" rating
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer Criminal Defense Alaska
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Alaska's Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Awarded "Superb" rating
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer Criminal Defense Alaska
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Awarded "Superb" rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer Criminal Defense Alaska
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Alaska's Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Alaska's Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Criminal Defense Alaska
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Avvo "Superb" rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • 4th Annual West Coast White Collar Conference
  • How to Win Big in Small Jurisdictions
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob Herz is an excellent criminal defense attorney. His combination of experience, work ethic, and ethical standards make Rob a formidable advocate for anyone charged with a criminal offense."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Herz is one of the most tenacious lawyers I have ever met. He is definitely one of the most skilled, both inside and outside of the courtroom. From shortly after I begain practicing over 15 years ago, through to present, Mr. Herz' passion and energy has been unwavering - he is a "true beliver" in defending his clients."
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