A former Kodiak prosecutor has been named by the governor to the superior court bench. Louis Menendez was appointed to the superior court in Juneau, filling the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Patricia Collins.
Besides Kodiak, Menendez was a state prosecutor in Anchorage, Dillingham, Kotzebue, Ketchikan and Juneau. He has practiced law for nearly 30 years, and is currently in private practice, focusing on criminal defense.
Alaska’s Superior Courts are trial courts for both criminal and civil cases. They also serve as appellate courts for cases from district courts and several administrative agencies. Superior Courts also hear cases involving children, domestic relations and property matters.