I decided to become a lawyer while working for my father's law firm when I was in high school. I watched my father try cases, and decided that I wanted to become a trial attorney. In 1984 I spent a year abroad, studying at the Gymnasium Mussenredder in Hamburg, Germany.

 

I graduated from the University at Santa Barbara in 1985 with Honors in History and German Literature. I obtained my law degree in 1991 from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. In 1992, I left California, and moved to Alaska. When I arrived in Alaska, I clerked for a Superior Court Judge and then worked as a public defender for approximately 5 years. I opened my own law firm and limited my practice to the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury.

 

On June 20, 2011, I was featured as co-counsel on 48 Hours television program, CBS murder of Bonnie Craig, a 17 year-old cold case.

 

Member:

  • Alaska Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College of DUI Defense

 

 

Contact info:

907-770-7007

 

 

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Leigh Ann Bauer - America's Top 50 Lawyer - DUI - Alaska