I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. After graduating from high school in 1966, I went to Goucher College, a small liberal arts college in Baltimore, Maryland. I earned my undergraduate degree in Political Science in 1970. I moved to California in 1972. I earned my law degree from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 1976. After graduation, I moved to Alaska work as a law clerk for the Honorable Roger G. Connor, Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. My clerkship lasted from 1976 to 1977. From 1977 to 1979 I worked as an assistant municipal attorney. Since 1979 I have been in private practice. From 1979 to 1991 I worked as a business and commercial lawyer. Working as a commercial and business lawyer taught me to pay attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture.
In 1991 I had the opportunity to take over a number of family law cases from a colleague who was leaving Alaska. From the moment I met with my first family law client, I knew that I had found my niche. Since that first case in 1991, I have been a trusted advisor to and an advocate for family law clients throughout South Central Alaska.
I have helped clients navigate through the emotional and sometimes confusing waters of divorce and other family law practice areas. Throughout the years, I have continued to pay attention to the details without losing sight of the big picture for each client I represent.
I have been a member of the California Bar association since 1976 and the Alaska Bar association since 1977.I am a member of the American Bar Association’s sections on Family Law, Law Practice, and Solo and General Practice. I am also a member of the Family Law section of the Alaska Bar Association.
I have two grown children, Maureen and Brendan. Maureen is a lawyer. She lives with her husband Jeff, their daughter Sloane and their dog Cali in Boca Raton, Florida. Brendan is finishing his MBA at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He lives with his wife Emily in Seattle.
Licensed since 1977
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I have known Peggy Roston personally and professionally for many years. She has an innate and genuine curiosity about people and the law that makes her an outstanding lawyer. Her intelligence and analytical skills are second to none. She displays the highest ethical standards in her practice and obtains good results for her clients. I regularly refer clients to Peggy who need a family law lawyer.
Richard Foley, Jr. Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|owner||Law Office of Peggy Roston||1991 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Alaska Bar Association||member||1977 - Present|
|State Bar of California||member||1976 - Present|
|Wright v. Wright, 22 P.3d 875 (Alaska 2001)||Case affirmed on appeal|
|Korn v. Korn, 46 P.3d 1021 (Alaska 2002)||Case reversed and remanded. Alimony and property division are separate. Wife is not required to pay for rental income for living in home.|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|