Alie Herbst, Legal Assistant

Alie Herbst

Legal Assistant

Alie Herbst is a Legal Assistant in the San Diego office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, Maryland, and Georgia. She graduated with the highest distinction from the University of California Los Angeles, where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and double minored in Public Affairs and Labor Studies.

Throughout college, Alie tailored her coursework to issues of social justice. During her undergraduate career, she also worked as a peer-learning facilitator for UCLA athletes. Following graduation, Alie decided to pursue criminal justice and interned at the San Diego Primary Public Defender’s Office, where she assisted investigators and attorneys with felony and misdemeanor cases at the local level.

Alie continued her experience in the criminal realm with an internship at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office within the Human Trafficking Division. She also gained exposure to policy reform through her work with both the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Caucus and the Crime and Justice Institute. Alie’s most recent experience prior to Sanford Heisler Sharp was interning at the Committee for Public Counsel Services Innocence Program, where she performed research and data collection pertaining to past and current innocence cases in Massachusetts.

Alie intends to attend law school in the future.


  • B.A., University of California Los Angeles