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Douglas H. Kossler

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(907) 782-4728
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I have an abundance of experience and training in criminal law with related experience and training in appeals. The bulk of my experience comes from when I was an appellate attorney for over 16 years with the State of Alaska's Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals (OSPA). As a result of that work, I have over 140 Alaska appellate decisions, both published and unpublished, to my name. In addition, I served a little over five years as both a pro tem Anchorage District Court judge and as an Alaska Court of Appeals judge. As a result of my experience, I have the necessary writing and research skills for almost any written trial-court litigation, be it in the criminal or civil arena.


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1989
    • Major: Business Administration

Classes & Seminars

  • Anchorage Youth Court , 2001 to 2014

Pro-Bono Activities

  • UAA Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Alaska Bar Law-Related Educ. Committee, Member, Present
  • UAA Legal Studies Advisory Committee, Member, Present

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Associate

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Insurance defense
  • Appellate

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, 1996

Past Positions

  • Alaska Court System, Judge, 2013 to 2018
  • State of Alaska, Department of Law, Supervising Assistant Attorney General, 2001 to 2013