Matthew C. Widmer

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, personal injury and municipal law.


(907) 263-7234
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William & Mary Law School (J.D., 2005)
Virginia Tech (B.A., 1999)

Other Professional Experience

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

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional and Community Activities

Alaska Bar Association
American Bar Association
Anchorage Youth Court, Instructor
Junior Achievement, Board of Directors