Jonathon Katcher is a semi-retired civil litigator and aspiring ski bum, with a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a law degree from the Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon. Starting in 1981 as an assistant public defender in Anchorage, and moving into private practice in 1986, he has appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the state of Alaska. His practice emphasis is complex civil litigation, and he also serves as a hearing officer, mediator, arbitrator and legal malpractice expert witness. He has been President of the Alaska Bar Association and is currently an attorney member of the Alaska Judicial Council which, as part of Alaska's merit based judicial selection system, nominates candidates to the governor to fill trial and appellate court vacancies. He has received the State of Alaska Attorney General's Pro Bono Service A ward for his work on behalf of victims of domestic violence. He regularly bikes, hikes, kayaks and alpine skis (97 days during the 2021-22 ski season). Jonathon considers the Great Land Trust Eklutna River Estuary Conservation Easement case to be among the greatest accomplishments of his legal career. He lives in Anchorage with Kate Michaels, his spouse of 43 years.
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- C04: Successful Management and Legal Strategies for Defending Conservation Easements
September 08, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM