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Robert Francis Landheer

Robert Francis Landheer

Criminal Defense Lawyer
Robert Landheer & Assoc.
Santa Barbara, CA
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Robert F. Landheer, Attorney at Law, is an experienced criminal defense attorney, who represents individuals in a variety of criminal matters, including felonies, violent crimes, sex crimes, drunk driving cases, drug cases, medical marijuana defense cases, juvenile crimes, homicides, appeals, and death penalty cases. For a discussion regarding Mr. Landheer's areas of practice, please see the Practice Areas page.

Mr. Landheer has over 25 years of criminal defense litigation experience and is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Landheer practices in both state and federal courts.

He is admitted to practice law in all state court of California (1981); the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California (1987); the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1987); and the United States Supreme Court (2002).

Mr. Landheer formerly worked for the Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Office from 1985 to 1991. He was also Chairperson of the Legal Defense Center. Mr. Landheer was also recognized as "Professor of the Year" by The Southern California Institute of Law in 1999.

Additionally, Mr. Landheer, who has worked on several high profile cases, has been in the news and featured by national media, such as MSNBC, USA Today, and CBS, and local media.

Mr. Landheer obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in 1970. Afterwards, he attended New College School of Law of California in 1979, where he received his Juris Doctor degree.

Mr. Landheer is a member of the State Bar of California, Criminal Defense Bar of Santa Barbara, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and Committee for Social Justice.

One of Mr. Landheer's notable cases includes United States v. Michael Michaels, 796 Fed.2nd 1112, 9th Cir. (1986); cert. denied 449 U.S., 1038 93 L.Ed. 2nd 845.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (55%)
Civil Trial Law (12%)
Products Liability (12%)
Civil Rights (11%)
Personal Injury (10%)

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California State Bar
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New College School of Law of California
Juris Doctor

Oberlin College
Bachelor of Arts

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State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
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Robert Francis Landheer
Robert Landheer & Assoc.
924 Anacapa St Suite 1-T
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Office: 805-962-5103

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CBLS Board Certification in Criminal Law - The California Board of Legal Specialization certifies lawyers as specialists in criminal law. Attorney must show substantial experience, completion of specific task requirements, pass an examination, submit to peer review, and show completion of continuing education requirements in criminal law.