Katherine S. Davies

Ms. Davies’ practice primarily focuses on Alaska municipal government, construction disputes, complex civil litigation, and appellate procedure. Ms. Davies represents cities throughout Alaska in the enforcement of municipal codes and regulations, and advises the firm’s municipal clients in a wide array of procedural and legal issues that arise in the context of drafting legislation, statutory compliance, contract law, and litigation strategy. Over the past two years, she has been advising the firm’s municipal clients to ensure they are compliant with the State’s new marijuana laws and regulations, and are prepared for the roll-out of the commercial marijuana industry in their communities.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Davies practiced insurance defense law representing a number of carriers and insureds on a wide range of matters involving medical malpractice and personal injury liability, including liquor liability. Ms. Davies also previously served as a trial attorney at the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office prosecuting felony-level crimes. During law school, Ms. Davies clerked at the Department of Justice in its Environmental Enforcement Section prosecuting civil enforcement actions. After law school, Ms. Davies clerked for the Honorable Anna Moran of the Kenai Superior Court.

 

Education

Vermont Law School (J.D. and Master of Environmental Law and Policy, 2010)
Miami University (B.A. 2004)

Admitted to Practice

Alaska
U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

Other Professional Experience

Associate Attorney, Hozubin, Moberly, Lynch & Associates, P.C.
Trial attorney, Felony Drug Unit, Anchorage District Attorney’s Office
Law Clerk, Hon. Anna Moran, Kenai Superior Court, Third Judicial District, Alaska
Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, Washington, D.C.

Professional and Community Activities

Member of and advisor to the Derelict Vessel Task Force
Alaska Municipal League