Attorney General Taylor Announces Appointment of Jessie Alloway as Solicitor General for Civil Appeals
June 3, 2021
(Anchorage, AK) – Attorney General Treg Taylor announced his appointment of Jessie Alloway to the position of Solicitor General for Civil Appeals. In this role, Alloway will serve as the state’s chief appellate lawyer for civil appeals and supervise the Opinions, Appeals, and Ethics Section of the Alaska Department of Law.
“I’m very pleased to appoint Jessie Alloway to her new position and look forward to continuing to work with her as our department continues to advocate on behalf of Alaska,” said Attorney General Taylor. “Jessie is an incredibly talented attorney who brings a wealth of litigation and appellate experience to the position. She is a deeply committed public servant and a zealous advocate for Alaskans, and I congratulate her on her new role.”
Alloway joined the Alaska Department of Law in 2011 as a member of the Natural Resources section, where she represented the Alaska Departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Game in state and federal trial court on a range of issues, including the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, the Submerged Lands Act of 1953, and other critical federal and state constitutional issues. Jessie also worked in the Special Litigation section of the Department of Law, defending the Department of Administration in cases regarding the Alaska Constitution’s diminishment clause, and worked closely with other colleagues on a wide range of litigation. Since January 2020, she has served as a senior assistant attorney general handling an array of civil appeals.
Before joining the Department of Law, Alloway served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice where she worked for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division, investigating and prosecuting criminal cases throughout the country.
Alloway began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She received her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law and is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Forestry. Alloway assumed her new position on June 3, 2021.
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Department Media Contact: Assistant Attorney General Grace Lee.