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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to gay marriage. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to gay marriage.
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