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Current Biographical Statements Submitted by Applicants

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Applicants for Alaska Supreme Court

Dani Crosby: Judge Crosby has been an Alaska resident for 36 years and has practiced law for 26 years. She graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1996 and is currently a superior court judge in Anchorage.

 

Kate Demarest: Ms. Demarest has been an Alaska resident for 12 years and has practiced law for 14 years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2008 and is currently a senior assistant attorney general in the Opinions, Appeals, and Ethics section at the Department of Law in Anchorage.

 

Aimee A. Oravec: Ms. Oravec has been an Alaska resident for 23½ years and has practiced law for 23½ years. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 1998 and is currently general counsel for Doyon Utilities, LLC.

 

Jude Pate: Judge Pate has been an Alaska resident for 29 years and has practiced law for 28 years. He graduated from Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law in 1993 and is currently a superior court judge in Sitka.

 

Margaret Paton Walsh: Ms. Paton Walsh has been an Alaska resident for 18 years and has practiced law for 17 years. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2004 and is currently the Chief Assistant Attorney General, Special Litigation Section, at the Department of Law in Anchorage.

 

Paul A. Roetman: Judge Roetman has been an Alaska resident for 50 years and has practiced law for 20½ years. He graduated from Regent University School of Law in 1999 and is currently a superior court judge in Kotzebue.

 

Holly C. Wells: Ms. Wells has been an Alaska resident for 17 years and has practiced law for 18 years. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2004 and is currently a shareholder and owner of her private practice in Anchorage.

Applicants for Anchorage Superior Court

Michael Corey: Mr. Corey has been an Alaska resident for 42 years and has practiced law for 36½ years. He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1985 and is currently “of counsel” in private practice in Anchorage.

 

Kate Demarest: Ms. Demarest has been an Alaska resident for 12 years and has practiced law for 14 years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2008 and is currently a senior assistant attorney general in the Opinions, Appeals, and Ethics section at the Department of Law in Anchorage.

 

G. Michael Ebell: Mr. Ebell has been an Alaska resident for 23 years and has practiced law for 11½ years. He graduated from George Washington University, District of Columbia in 2010 and is currently an assistant United States attorney in Anchorage.

 

Roberta C. Erwin: Ms. Erwin has been an Alaska resident for 54 years and has practiced law for 28 years. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law/Seattle University School of Law in 1994 and is currently the owner of her private practice in Anchorage.

 

Charles J. Gunther: Mr. Gunther has been an Alaska resident for 46 years and has practiced law for 28 years. He graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1994 and is currently the owner of his private practice in Anchorage.

 

Laura Hartz: Ms. Hartz has been an Alaska resident for 14 years and has practiced law for 14½ years. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2005 and is currently an assistant public advocate in Anchorage.

 

Kari L. McCrea: Judge McCrea has been an Alaska resident for 17 years and has practiced law for 20 ½ years. She graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2001 and is currently a district court judge in Anchorage.

 

Patrick J. McKay, Jr.: Mr. McKay has been an Alaska resident for 30½ years and has practiced law for 11 years. He graduated from Western State University College of law in 2011 and is currently an Attorney V, Major Crimes Unit Supervisor, in the District Attorney’s office in Anchorage.

 

David A. Nesbett: Judge Nesbett has been an Alaska resident for 50½ years and has practiced law for 21½ years. He graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1998 and is currently a district court judge in Anchorage.

 

Curtis Wayne Patteson: Mr. Patteson has been an Alaska resident for 30 years and has practiced law for 16½ years. He graduated from Regent University School of Law in 2002 and is currently the owner of his private practice in Anchorage.

 

Danée Pontious: Ms. Pontious has been an Alaska resident for 18 years and has practiced law for 17½ years. She graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 2004 and is currently the owner of her private practice in Anchorage.

 

Christina Rankin: Ms. Rankin has been an Alaska resident for 20 years and has practiced law for 20 years. She graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 2002 and is currently a shareholder of her private practice in Anchorage.

 

Matt Widmer: Mr. Widmer has been an Alaska resident for 17 years and has practiced law for 17 years. He graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2005 and is currently senior counsel in private practice in Anchorage.

Applicants for Ketchikan District Court

Kristian B. Pickrell: Mr. Pickrell has been an Alaska resident for 24 years and has practiced law for 17 years. He graduated from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2004 and is currently an assistant district attorney in Ketchikan.


Amanda M. Schulz: Magistrate Judge Schulz has been an Alaska resident for 21 years and has practiced law for 20 years. She graduated from the University of Idaho, College of Law in 2001 and is currently a magistrate judge in Ketchikan.


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