Assistant Attorney General Keith Levy has been appointed to the bench in Juneau District Court.
Gov. Frank Murkowski announced the appointment Monday.
Levy, 47, succeeds Judge Peter Froehlich, who retired earlier this month.
Levy was legislative counsel to the Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency from 1983-1987 and also served as staff attorney to the Alaska Court of Appeals. As an assistant state attorney general he has represented the state in civil litigation and in drafting and reviewing legislation and regulations.
"I am confident that Keith will serve Juneau well as a district court judge," Murkowski said. "His background gives him the ability to both listen well and make sound decisions that best serve the public."
Levy received a bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Binghamton in 1978 and a law degree from the University of Santa Clara Law School in 1982.