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 from 2007 to 2011. I was in private practice from 2011 to 2016 primarily emphasizing Family law. I’ve been the Chief of Client Services at the Baumholder Law Center since 2016, and in 2018 I became the Chief of Client Services at the Fort Wainwright Law Center.
I enjoy working with diverse clients from all walks-of-life who are eligible for assistance under the Army’s Legal Assistance program, 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.
As a proud 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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Review||University of Denver College of Law||1993|
|Attorney-Advisor||U.S. Department of the Army||2016 - Present|
|Owner||Law Office of Richard Postma||2014 - 2016|
|Of Counsel||Law Office of Dan Allan & Associates||2011 - 2016|
|District Court Judge||State of Alaska Court System||2007 - 2011|
|Assistant Attorney General||State Of Alaska Department Of Law||2003 - 2007|
|Associate||Lane Powell Spears Lubersky||2001 - 2003|
|Trial Counsel||U.S. Army JAG Corps||1995 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Anchorage Bar Association||President||2011 - 2011|
|Anchorage Bar Association||Board of Directors||2007 - 2014|
|Denver University Law Review||Note, Tenth Circuit Survey - Bankruptcy||1994|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Colorado||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Schaub v. Schaub, 305 P.3d 337 (Alaska 2013)||Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded for further proceedings|
|Stephanie W. v. Maxwell V., 274 P.3d 1185 (Alaska 2012).||Reversed and remanded for additional proceedings|
|VECO Alaska, Inc. v. State, Dept. of Labor, 189 P.3d 983 (Alaska 2008)||Reversed and remanded|
|Parson v. State, Dept. of Revenue, Alaska Housing Finance Corp., 189 P.3d 1032 (Alaska 2008)||Reversed and remanded|
|Alaska v. EEOC, 508 F.3d 476 (9th Cir. 2007)||Agency decision reversed|
|Anchorage Baptist Temple v. Coonrod, et al., 166 P.3d 29 (Alaska 2007)||Successfully upheld on appeal|
|Nevers v. State, Dept. of Admin., 123 P.3d 958 (Alaska 2005)||License revocation upheld|
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