JUNEAU (AP) -- Trevor Stephens, a Ketchikan attorney, has been appointed a Superior Court judge.
Gov. Tony Knowles praised Stephens' legal experience and commitment to community as he announced the appointment Tuesday.
Stephens, 40, was born and raised in Ketchikan. He graduated from Willamette University Law School in Salem, Ore., before returning to his hometown.
He worked for the Alaska Public Defender Agency and the Ketchikan District Attorney's office before helping open a Ketchikan office for the Juneau firm of Faulkner Banfield last year.
Stephens succeeds retiring Judge Thomas Jahnke and will make about $104,000 annually.
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