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Kurt D. Hermansen

Kurt D. Hermansen

Zealously protecting my clients' rights and liberties
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, White Collar Crime...
  • California
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Summary

Mr. Hermansen focuses his law practice on state and federal criminal trials, appeals, and habeas corpus. He's been a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 2009, and he's been recognized as a Super Lawyer in criminal law in San Diego every year from 2008 to the present. In addition to representing criminal defendants at state and federal felony jury trials, he frequently argues before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal. He's also argued before the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and en banc in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
  • Civil Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
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Legal Research Attorney (Habeas Corpus Pro Se Law Clerk)
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
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Education
California State University - Los Angeles
B.A. (1988)
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (1993)
Awards
E. Stanley Conant Award for Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. and Appellate Defenders Inc.
E. Stanley Conant Award for benefitting the San Diego legal community and demonstrating exceptional and unselfish devotion to protecting the rights of the indigent accused, presented by the Board of Directors of Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., and Appellate Defenders, Inc. (April 2016).
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
Current
San Diego County Bar Association
Member
Current
Tom Homman Law Association (San Diego’s LGBT Law Association)
Member
Current
National Lawyers Guild
Member
Current
American Civil Liberties Union
Member
Current
UCLA Alumni Association
Member
Current
California State Bar # 166349
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
1996 Habeas Corpus Reform, in New Developments in the Fed. law of Habeas Corpus
Matthew Bender for Federal Judicial Center
Analyzing The Military’s Justifications For Its Exclusionary Policy: Fifty Years Without A Rational Basis
Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Federal and State Gang Motions and Case Law Update, Community Defenders Inc. Annual Seminar, University of San Diego School of Law
Community Defenders and University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA.
Community Defenders and University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA. Attacking State and Federal Gang Cases: Motions, Emotions and Trial Tactics (7.25 CLE). “Federal and State Gang Motions and Case Law Update,” by Kurt Hermansen and Jane Kinsey, San Diego, CA (1.0 CLE) (Jan. 23, 2016).
Certifications
Criminal Law Specialist
Board of Legal Specialization for the State Bar of California
Websites & Blogs
Website
http://kurtdavidhermansen.com/
Website
Criminal Justice Attorney San Diego
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Contact & Map
550 West C Street
Suite 580
San Diego, CA 92101
USA
Telephone: (619) 236-8300