Last updated on: 7/1/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Frederick Hertz, JD Biography

Title:
Attorney
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I joined in the chorus of joy over the landmark Supreme Court rulings in favor of marriage equality earlier this year.”

“Op-Ed: Does the Right to Marry Make It Right for You?,” advocate.com, Oct. 30, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Attorney and Mediator, Law & Mediation Offices of Frederick Hertz, 1988-present
  • Visiting Lecturer, Law and Policy for Same-Sex Couples Law of the United States, Striks College of Law (Israel), 2012
  • Instructor, Solo and Small Law Firm Management, Golden Gate University School of Law, 1999-2001
  • Instructor, BA Legal Studies Program (Paralegal Program), Saint Mary’s College, 1994-2001
  • Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Timothy A. Tosta, 1985-1988
  • Associate Attorney, Rose & Kornhauser, 1982-1985
  • Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Minnesota, 1981-1982
  • Federal Courts, admitted 1982
  • State Bar of California, admitted 1981
Education:
  • MA, Geography, University of California at Berkeley, 1991
  • JD, University of California at Berkeley, 1981
  • BA, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 1975
Other:
  • Board member, The Mediation Society, 2009-2012
  • Board member, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, 2005-2012
  • Co-recipient, ACLEA Award for Professional Excellence, Best Publication Category, 2006
  • Co-founder and former board member, AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Former chair, Oakland Landmarks Board & Historic Perseveration Task Force
  • Former board member, Sacred Sites International Foundation
  • Former board member, Our Family Coalition, San Francisco