Mara E. Michaletz

Ms. Michaletz’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial litigation and business, construction, and insurance disputes, including cases dealing with tort liability, personal injury, fraud, unfair trade practices, breach of contract, insurance coverage claims, and general negligence. Ms. Michaletz’s practice also includes administrative law and compliance-related litigation in the areas of healthcare, aviation, wildlife, and municipal code enforcement.

Prior to joining the firm, as a trial attorney in the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Michaletz tried dozens of jury trials throughout Alaska, prosecuting domestic violence, property, and homicide cases. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Peter Michalski of the Anchorage Superior Court. Ms. Michaletz served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Atlanta Public Schools from 2002-2003.

Education

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2006), including a term at Uppsala University, Sweden
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002), including a term at Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Admitted to Practice

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

Awards and Honors

Staff Editor and Outside Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Inequality
Phi Beta Kappa
Summer Fellowship, Voting Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Atlanta, Georgia

Professional and Community Activities

Alaska Bar Association
Board of Law Examiners, Alaska Bar Association
Torts and Personal Injury Law Section, Alaska Bar Association
Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers
Anchorage Youth Court
Board of Directors, Anchorage International Firm Festival
Anchorage International Rotary Club