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.