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Leigh Ann Bauer

I decided to become a lawyer while working for my father's law firm when I was in high school. I watched my father try cases, and decided that I wanted to become a trial attorney. In 1984 I spent a year abroad, studying at the Gymnasium Mussenredder in Hamburg, Germany.

I graduated from the University at Santa Barbara in 1985 with Honors in History and German Literature. I obtained my law degree in 1991 from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. In 1992, I left California, and moved to Alaska. When I arrived in Alaska, I clerked for a Superior Court Judge and then worked as a public defender for approximately 5 years. I opened my own law firm and limited my practice to the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury.

On June 20, 2011, I was featured as co-counsel on 48 Hours television program, CBS murder of Bonnie Craig, a 17 year-old cold case.


  • Alaska Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College of DUI Defense

Recent Blog Posts


  • DUI DISMISSED - Reduced to Reckless

    I'd like to give a big thank you to the Law office of Leigh Ann Bauer, both to Attorney Bauer herself and to Liz and the other staff that helped me with my case. Attorney Bauer's office was very efficient and performed above and beyond with every aspect of my case. Through hard work and determina...
  • DUI Dismissed - Reduced to Reckless - Evidentiary Hearing -Evidence Suppressed and Dismissed

    a month ago- Attorney Bauer and her staff helped me on a very difficult case. English is my second language and with Attorney Bauer's hard work we were able to get my case reduced. We had to take my case to an evidentiary hearing which we won. Attorney Bauer helped me by getting awesome interpre...

    Fantastic attorney, Ms. Bauer had my back the whole process through, even when I had little to no faith she had my back in the courtroom all the way to the end keeping faith in me. It was a real help mentally to have someone that is so good at her job reassuring you.She's respectful, kind, and a...

    Leigh and her staff helped me with a case that came up, and were helpful and professional the throughout the entire process. Whenever I had a question, either her or her assistants would respond promptly and regularly kept me updated. If you are looking for help, Leigh and her office would be a g...
  • DUI DISMISSED - Reduced to Reckless

    Attorney Bauer and her staff help me with my case. I am Mexican and English is my 2nd language, Ms. Bauer understood that due to this I need someone who would fought for my rights. They got an Spanish Interpreter to come to court with me so that I could understand what was happening in Court. The...
  • DUI - DISMISSED - Reduced to Reckless Driving

     Leigh Ann Bauer and her staff are awesome. Leigh Ann was able to get my case reduced to Reckless Driving. I would recommend her to everyone. NO ONE could find a more capable and caring office to help them through a difficult time.

    2 days ago- Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value BEST ATTORNEY IN ALASKA!I hired Leigh Ann last year when I was arrested for a DUI. I called Leigh Ann and hired her on the spot. I have never been in trouble before and didn't understand the process. When I talke...
  • DUI - Case Status

    2 weeks ago- Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value READ ME ~ Leigh Ann Bauer is amazing. Her support staff in Liz and Connie are fantastic. The entire service side of things is impeccable! Now to performance- LEIGH ANN DOESNT PLAY AROUND, HAS AN EXPERIENCE LEVEL...
  • DUI Dismissed

    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value   Awesome!! Leigh Ann and Staff, helped me understand what I was facing in Court. I have never been in trouble before and didn't understand the process. Sometimes would be very inpatient with Leigh Ann and her staff, but they were v...
  • DUI Dismissed

    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value Well received a Dui last year, which was certainly my fault. Asked if Lee Ann Bauer would take my case and she agreed. Clearly a very busy woman, however she employs an amazing staff to do the leg work it takes to win a case or just to do the resear...

    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Attorney Bauer represented me in a dui case and it was the best decision I have made. She goes the full mile and looks at every piece of evidence.In my case the data master results were challenged, the trial to dismissed lasted appro...
  • DUI Dismissed

    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I was a client for Leigh Ann Bauer for about 13 months. I was very pleased with the open lines of communication. They explained everything very Thoroughly and walked me through the legal process and what to expect. I am so grateful a...
  • DUI Dismissal

        Positive: Professionalism, Value Pretty much I got a DUI and Leigh Ann Bauer got it Dismissed. Very big thank you to her and her whole staff who helped. I had no idea this firm existed actually someone for sure recommended her to me and I called her right away. Best decision ...
  • DUI Dismissed

      Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I would just like to thank Lean Bauer and her team for there hard work in helping me get not one but two DUI charges dropped. The first one was a few years back and just recently they pulled through for me once again. I wou...

    I was recommended Leigh Ann Bauer, and I'm very glad I called her. She was able to get my whole case dismissed, it took some time but it was well worth the wait! Don't hesitate to call the office and see what they can do for you. 10/10 Highly Recommend.

    Best possible outcome, professional representation. Highly recommended!

    Leigh Ann did a amazing job with my case Put in a lot of work an got me off the hookHighly recommend her, they are very busy if it takes a while to hear from them just give it time they will be in touch with you an keep you vary up to date as things move along

    Leigh Ann was worth every penny. Now with that (and everything else in life) there are pros and cons, ups and downs, and here is no different. I had a handful of issues as a first-time defendant and some of those "issues" were with this office. However, the good things here far outweighed any del...

    Leigh Ann and her staff were very professional, great to work with and was interested in seeing and telling my side of the story. If I ever need another lawyer in the future (which I hope I don't) Leigh Ann would be my first call.



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