Since 2017, I have had the privilege of serving as a Superior Court Judge, presiding over primarily civil matters. I love the variety of my caseload, from complex civil litigation to administrative appeals to custody cases to involuntary mental health commitments to child-in-need-of-aid cases. However, that wide range of case types requires legal knowledge in many different areas of the law and an equally diverse role of the judge in the courtroom. I believe it is of utmost importance to be prepared for every hearing to be able to best serve the parties in their cases, and I have worked diligently to do so. I remain committed to provide a forum where parties can present their cases, to listen to their positions, and to apply the law fairly and impartially. I am committed to public service and would be honored to continue serving in this role.
I first came to Alaska in 2001 on a backpacking and fishing trip with my father. I was hooked. Alaska has been my home for the last 16 years. I graduated from Columbia University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After serving as a law clerk in state and federal courts, I worked in private practice at Heller Ehrman and Stoel Rives. I later became a federal prosecutor, handling criminal investigations, trials, and appeals. I have traveled our wonderful state for work and pleasure (rafting, fishing, climbing). My husband and I have been married for 14 years, and are thankful to be raising our child here.
The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Lamoureux include: