Peter J. Maassen

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Peter Jon Maassen
Court Information:
Alaska Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $198,000
Appointed by:   Gov. Sean Parnell
Active:   2012-2016
Preceded by:   Morgan Christen
Past post:   Partner, Ingaldson, Maassen & Fitzgerald, P.C.
Past term:   1994-2012
Past post 2:   Partner, Burr, Pease & Kurtz, P.C.
Past term 2:   1990-1994
Personal History
Hometown:   Michigan
Undergraduate:   Hope College, 1977
Law School:   University of Michigan Law School, 1980

Peter Jon Maassen is the Alaska Supreme Court’s 22nd justice.[1] He was appointed by Governor Sean Parnell on August 9, 2012, after Justice Morgan Christen left to take a spot on the Ninth Circuit.[2][3] Maassen will be up for his first retention in 2016.


Maassen earned his B.A. from Hope College in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1980.[4][5]


  • 2012-2016: Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
  • 1994-2012: Partner, Ingaldson, Maassen & Fitzgerald, P.C.
  • 1990-1994: Partner, Burr, Pease & Kurtz, P.C.
  • 1988-1989: Associate, Bishop, Cook, Purcell & Reynolds, LLC (now part of Winston & Strawn)
  • 1981-1987: Associate, Burr, Pease & Kurtz, P.C.
  • 1980: Law clerk, Burr, Pease & Kurtz, P.C.
  • 1979: Law clerk, Maun, Green, Hayes, Simon, Murray & Johannesen[4][6]

Awards and associations

  • 2006 Board of Governors Professionalism Award, Alaska Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association
-President-Elect, 2012-Present
-Treasurer, 2011-2012
  • Alaska Bar Rag
-Editor in Chief, 1994-2000
  • Anchorage Youth Court
-Co-Chair, 2011-Present
-Secretary, 2009-2011
  • American Bar Association
-Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2011-Present
  • ABA Survey of Class Action law
-Alaska Editor, 2003 and 2004[4]

See also

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