Making a positive difference in the lives of my clients is a core value for me. I have the experience to give people the advice they need to make thoughtful decisions for their future.
Education and Professional History
I graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1976, and I was admitted to the Alaska Bar in 1977. I started my legal career as a commercial and business lawyer. For the next fourteen years, I worked with business clients to find practical solutions to the complex problems they often faced in running their companies. While I learned a great deal about commercial and business law, I found I did not have a passion for what I was doing.
In early 1991, an opportunity came along, which changed my life. A good friend and family lawyer decided to leave Alaska. She called and asked if she could refer her divorce clients to me when she left. I said, “Of course.” Within a matter of months, I was helping divorce clients find practical solutions for the problems they faced in their divorces. Twenty-five years and many clients later, I still love what I do.
Dedicated to Divorce, Child Custody, and Family Law
The Alaska Bar Association does not certify family lawyers as specialists. Therefore, I cannot ethically hold myself out as a family law specialist. I can, however state that my practice emphasizes family law cases.
I have worked with clients in Anchorage, on the Kenai, in the Mat-Su Valley, and Fairbanks. I have represented clients from many walks of life – from subsistence fishermen to successful business owners.
Because I was a commercial and business lawyer for the first fourteen years of practicing law, I can provide effective and aggressive representation for professionals, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives, and work with them to protect their personal and business legal interests.
I am a member of the Alaska Bar Association, the California Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
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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.
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|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.|
|Bilbao v. Bilbao, 205 P.3d 311 (Alaska 2009)||Case affirmed on appeal.|
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|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|