Tenth Judicial District
Assistant Public Defender

Richard R. Hermes

​​​I have been practicing law for more than 30 years, primarily as a criminal defense attorney.  I have handled all types of criminal offenses from DWI/DUI's, Assaults, Burglary, Arson, Theft, Murder and virtually every other offense that the government can charge against people.

I graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1990 and had my first trial the following week.  A month later I had my first felony trial and my client was found not guilty of all charges.  

I am a small town lawyer with worldly experience.  I have practiced law handling cases based in Europe and twice I have moved to the Federated States of Micronesia to practice law. 

From 2006 to 2008 I was the State Public Defender in Yap, Federated States

of Micronesia.

My office is in Buffalo, Minnesota but I practice criminal defense all over the state of Minnesota.  

When you come to my office you will see a comfortable setting, but you won't see marble desks and plush carpeting.  Law offices with those decorations are paid for by you - the client.  

I have worked in larger law firms, with other attorneys and staff, but I prefer working as a sole practitioner.  When you call my office you will talk to me - not some low level associate or paralegal who cannot answer your questions.  

I take pride in what I do as most of my clients are good, hard working people in bad situations.