Crime & Justice

Attorney Dani Crosby appointed to Anchorage Superior Court

Anchorage Attorney Dani Crosby has been appointed to fill an Anchorage Superior Court seat being vacated by a retiring judge, Gov. Bill Walker's office announced Tuesday.

Crosby competed with 13 other applicants to replace Superior Court Judge Michael Spaan, who will retire at the end of November.

Raised in Sitka, Crosby has practiced law for nearly two decades, most recently at her own law firm, Dani Crosby Law Office Inc. She is the president of the Alaska Bar Foundation and a member of the Civil Rules Committee, according to a prepared statement from Walker's office.

Crosby got her law degree at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington.

Crosby will become one of Alaska's 42 Superior Court judges, the courts where most serious crimes and lawsuits are adjudicated.

Tegan Hanlon

Tegan Hanlon was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News between 2013 and 2019. She now reports for Alaska Public Media.