Governor Walker Announces Appointments to Anchorage Superior Court
Incoming judges bring diverse experience to bench
May 15, 2017 JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker today announced two new appointments to the Anchorage Superior Court. Jennifer Stuart Henderson and Yvonne Lamoureux were selected from a highly qualified pool of applicants, and bring a combined 27 years of legal experience to the bench.
“Alaskans are privileged to have a wealth of legal talent in our state,” Governor Walker said. “Serving in Alaska’s judicial branch requires deep knowledge of the law and respect for the many different cultures and backgrounds here. I am confident that Jennifer and Yvonne will serve Anchorage well, and make excellent additions to the Superior Court.”
Jennifer Stuart Henderson graduated from Yale Law School in 2001, and has served as a District Court judge in Anchorage since 2013. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Claremont McKenna College in 1998, and has practiced law for over 13 years. Prior to her District Court appointment, Jennifer clerked for Alaska Supreme Court Justice Warren Matthews, and Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also served in the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office from 2003-2007, and transitioned to private practice at Farley & Graves, P.C. from 2007-2012. She lives in Anchorage with her family.
Yvonne Lamoureux has practiced law for 14 years, and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2003. She clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Christopher F. Droney in Connecticut for two years, and then for Alaska Superior Court Judge Morgan Christen from 2004-2006. Yvonne worked in private practice at Stoel Rives LLP before being appointed to her current position of Assistant U.S. Attorney for Alaska. She resides with her husband and child in Anchorage.