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Alaska Judges

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Alaska has a unified, centrally administered, and totally state funded judicial system. Municipal governments do not maintain separate court systems. There are four levels of courts in the Alaska Court System, each with different powers, duties and responsibilities. The supreme court and court of appeals are appellate courts, which review and decide appeals from decisions made by the trial courts. The superior court and district court are trial courts, which initially hear and decide court cases.

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Supreme Court Justices

Alaska Supreme Court Justices
Front Row (L-R): Justice Daniel E. Winfree, Chief Justice Dana A. Fabe, Justice Craig Stowers
Back Row (L-R): Justice Peter J. Maassen, Justice Joel H. Bolger

Justice
Location
Appointed
Dana A. Fabe
Chief Justice
Anchorage
1996
Fairbanks
2007
Anchorage
2009
Anchorage
2012
Anchorage
2013

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Court of Appeals Judges

Alaska Court of Appeals Judges
(L-R): Judge Marjorie K. Allard, Chief Judge David Mannheimer, Judge Douglas H. Kossler

Judge
Location
Appointed
David Mannheimer
Chief Judge
Anchorage
1990
Anchorage
2012
Anchorage
2013

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Superior Court Judges

Judge
Location
Appointed
Anchorage
2005
Kenai
2007
Fairbanks
2006
Ketchikan
2008
Kodiak
2009
Leonard DeVaney III
(Pro Tem)
Sitka
2014
Nome
2013
Dillingham
2012
Anchorage
2012
Sitka
2007
Andrew Guidi
Anchorage
2010
Fairbanks
2012
Palmer
2009
Kenai
2003
Michael I. Jeffery
Presiding Judge, Second Judicial District
Barrow
1982
Fairbanks
2013
Palmer
2006
Fairbanks
2008
Michael A. MacDonald
Presiding Judge, Fourth Judicial District
Fairbanks
2007
Erin B. Marston
Anchorage
2012
Fairbanks
2009
Bethel
2012
Anchorage
2005
Juneau
2011
Anchorage
2011
Kenai
2007
William F. Morse
Presiding Judge, Third Judicial District
Anchorage
2002
Paul E. Olson
Anchorage
2012
Juneau
2007
Anchorage
2009
Bethel
2012
Anchorage
2000
Kotzebue
2010
Anchorage
2012
Palmer
1996
Anchorage
2006
Anchorage
2006
Trevor N. Stephens
Presiding Judge, First Judicial District
Ketchikan
2000
Anchorage
2003
Philip R. Volland
Anchorage
2003
Palmer
2006
Anchorage
1996
Vacant
Anchorage

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District Court Judges

Judge
Location
Appointed
Matthew Christian
Fairbanks
2013
Anchorage
2011
Anchorage
2003
Anchorage
2012
Palmer
2003
Fairbanks
2009
Anchorage
2005
Jennifer S. Henderson
Anchorage
2013
Kenai
2007
Juneau
2005
Ketchikan
1999
Gregory J. Motyka
Anchorage
1991
Homer
2005
Juneau
2010
Nathaniel Peters
Bethel
2013
Anchorage
1992
Valdez
2005
Fairbanks
2012
Anchorage
2005
Anchorage
2009
Anchorage
2010
Palmer
2004
Palmer
2010

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Magistrate Judges

The links in this section go to the Alaska Courts Directory.

Name
Location
Kay Adams
D. Dacho Alexander
Brooke Alowa
David Bauer
Sidney Billingslea
Tracy Blais
Stephan D. Brady
Desi Burrell
Carmen Clark
Kay Clark
Suzanne Cole
Craig Condie
James Curtain
Romano DiBenedetto
John (Jack) Duggan
Christine Ellis
Martin Fallon
Brian Fisher
Una Gandbhir
Mary Kay Havens
John Hutchins
Heidi Ivanoff
Mike Jackson
Darlene Johnson-Edwards
Elaine Kookesh
Lucinda McBurney
John McConnaughy
Donna McCready
Christopher McLain
Billie Miller
Jane Pearson
George Peck
Nancy Phillips
Peter Ramgren
Alicemary Rasley
Susan Reed
Christina Reigh
Catherine Rogers
David Roghair
Nikole Schick
Amanda Schulz
James Stanley
Danika Swanson
Christina Teaford
Lorraine Tomoganuk-Moses
Mary Treiber
Bruce Ward
Jennifer Wells
Jean Wilkinson
Dawson Williams
Vacant

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Rev. 15 August 2014
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