Widmer, Matthew C.
Matthew C. Widmer
  • Senior Counsel

Biography

Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Widmer was an assistant Public Defender in the Anchorage office of the Public Defender Agency and an assistant Public Advocate with the Office of Public Advocacy. He handled all types of criminal defense, including post-conviction matters and parole. He was also responsible for representing Agency clients in the felony drug/felony DUI wellness court and conducted multiple trainings for Agency attorneys.

Mr. Widmer began his legal career in private practice in Bethel, Alaska, where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants in criminal, personal injury, wrongful death and other matters. He has represented clients in courts throughout the state and has extensive experience in rural Alaska.

Mr. Widmer’s current practice primarily focuses on complex litigation, homeowners associations and municipal law.

Education

  • William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Virginia Tech
    • B.A. - 1999

Admitted to Practice

  • Alaska, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008

Practice Areas

Professional Associations

  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Committee on Fair and Impartial Courts
  • Historians Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Treasurer
  • Anchorage Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Anchorage Youth Court, Instructor
  • Junior Achievement, Board of Directors

Classes & Seminars

  • PCR Nuts and Bolts, Office of Public Advocacy, 2018
  • Public Defender Agency New Attorney Training, 2018, Expert Witnesses, Direct Examination

Past Positions

  • Assistant Public Defender, Alaska Public Defender Agency
  • Assistant Public Advocate, Alaska Office of Public Advocacy
  • Associate, Angstman Law Office, Bethel, Alaska