Herbert Tanner

Herbert Tanner

Trainer/Consultant, HR Tanner Consulting LLC

Portland, MI

Mr. Tanner began his career in private practice. In 1994, he joined the Prosecutor’s Office in Montcalm County, Michigan. He was the Director of the Violence Against Women Project for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) from 2003 to 2016. While still in private practice, he was named 1990 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of Michigan. In 2003, he received PAAM’s Distinguished Faculty Award. 

He is a frequent lecturer and instructor for state and national prosecutor and law enforcement organizations. He’s presented on the impact of the Crawford case, ethics, domestic violence prosecutions, sexual assault and the impact of trauma on investigation and prosecution, expert testimony in domestic and sexual assault cases, cross examination of experts, and DNA evidence. Mr. Tanner has lectured on sexual assault trial advocacy, ethics, and evidenced based domestic violence prosecutions for the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA). He has presented for national organizations including the Battered Women’s Justice Project, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, both at its International Conference and as faculty for its Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women, Campus Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women, and the Train-the-Trainer Program. 

Mr. Tanner’s articles have been published in The Georgia Prosecutor, American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Newsletter, the Michigan Bar Family Law Journal, NDAA’s Prosecutor magazine, and the Sexual Assault Report. He co-authored the Michigan Prosecutor Sexual Assault Manual, published in 2013.