Gov. Bill Walker has appointed attorney Dani Crosby to fill an upcoming Anchorage Superior Court vacancy.
Crosby will succeed Judge Michael Spaan, who is retiring. Crosby, who has been in private practice, was one of four finalists for the job put forward by the Alaska Judicial Council.
According to biographical information included in a release from Walker’s office, Crosby has been a lawyer for nearly 20 years, with a focus on employment issues, complex business disputes and family law. Crosby also is president of the Alaska Bar Foundation.
Walker said that reading the recommendations submitted by Crosby’s peers, it’s clear she has the sound judgment and character to make tough but fair decisions.