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Michael Geraghty Named Attorney General


January 12, 2012, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today announced the appointment of Michael C. Geraghty to serve as Alaska’s attorney general.

Geraghty, a partner with DeLisio, Moran, Geraghty & Zobel, P.C., of Anchorage, succeeds John Burns who stepped down on Jan. 2.

“Mr. Geraghty is an accomplished attorney, and, as a lifelong Alaska resident, is dedicated to Alaska’s interests,” Governor Parnell said. “He brings a wealth of experience and sound judgment to the Department of Law.”

He joined the firm that currently bears his name in 1979, focusing on complex litigation and trial work before state and federal courts.

“It’s both an honor and a privilege to accept this appointment to lead the Department of Law and represent the State of Alaska,” Geraghty said. “There are many important challenges facing the state and I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work.”

Geraghty is a commissioner with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is also a Fellow with the American Bar Foundation.

He was selected in Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of construction law and personal litigation and recognized as a “Superlawyer” by Washington Law & Politics magazine.

Born and raised in Fairbanks, Geraghty received his law degree from Santa Clara University in California in 1978. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii in 1974.

Geraghty can be reached at his office at 907.279.9574.

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