Honorable Paul Roetman
Judge Paul A. Roetman is the Superior Court Judge in Kotzebue and has lived in Alaska for over 45 years. He earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Prior to law school he worked in commercial fishing and as the Executive Director of the Prince William Sound Economic Development Council. He received his law degree from Regent University School of Law in Virginia. Judge Roetman was appointed to the bench in 2010 after working for a civil law firm, the Alaska Legislature, and as a prosecutor for the State of Alaska in Anchorage, Palmer, and Kotzebue. He serves on the Access to Civil Justice Committee and the Court Security and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Judge Roetman is the Presiding Judge for the Second Judicial District and was appointed to the Commission in 2018.