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