Gregory Miller

Anchorage Superior Court | Third Judicial District

Gregory Miller

Judge Miller was appointed to the Anchorage Superior Court in January of 2011. This is his second retention evaluation. Judge Miller handles a mostly civil caseload, and a smaller number of criminal cases.


Personal Statement

I have been honored to serve the Anchorage community as a superior court judge since February 2011. I am committed to conducting all hearings and trials fairly and impartially, and I’m especially committed to neutrally applying to each case the laws as passed by the legislature and enacted by the governor. I make sure I listen to each person’s position and try to treat every person who comes to the courtroom with dignity and respect. I always want the parties and everyone else in the courtroom — victims, family members, and the general public — to understand what is being said and what’s likely to happen next. I also take pride in giving my decisions as quickly and with as much explanation as possible, because I know that waiting for a ruling can be stressful and difficult for parties.

I have traveled to other court locations for hearings and trials; I am pleased to do this because I enjoy getting to know the people and communities outside Anchorage. I will continue to volunteer for those cases so that the important issues and conflicts affecting Alaskans outside the urban centers are resolved carefully, promptly, and justly.

I very much appreciate and enjoy the privilege of serving as a judge and look forward to continuing to provide impartial and timely decisions in every case that comes before me.

I’ve lived here in Alaska for about 35 years.  When I’m not working at the court, I spend my time flying, fishing, building an experimental airplane at a hangar at the Birchwood airport, doing LOTS of household chores and building projects, and spending time with my wife, our two grown kids, and close friends. I’m honored to serve the State of Alaska as a judge.

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Performance Findings

The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Miller include:

  • Ratings by justice system professionals: Attorneys, law enforcement officers, and social services professionals who appeared before Judge Miller gave him good reviews, as did court employees. The chart shows the survey ratings received by Judge Miller.
  • Professional activities: The Council’s review of Judge Miller’s professional activities showed significant contributions to his community and to the administration of justice. Judge Miller served as Chair of the Newer Judge Training Committee (to organize and present an annual conference for judges during their first three years on the bench). He organized the court system’s mentoring program for new judges, and served as a mentor to new judges.
  • Other performance indicators:The Council’s review of other performance indicators, including Judge Miller’s financial and conflict of interest statements, disqualifications from cases, and appellate reversal rates, raised no performance concerns.
  • Timeliness: Alaska law requires judges’ pay be withheld if a decision is pending longer than six months. The Council verified that Judge Miller was paid on schedule, and he certified that he had no untimely decisions.
  • Ethics: There were no public disciplinary proceedings against Judge Miller, and the Council’s review found no ethical concerns.
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