Levy, 47, currently serves as an assistant attorney heneral representing a variety of state agencies in civil litigation, appeals and administrative proceedings as well as drafting and reviewing legislation and regulations.
"I am confident that Keith will serve Juneau well as a district court judge," said Murkowski. "His background gives him the ability to both listen well and make sound decisions that best serve the public."
Levy has been an Alaska resident for 17 years and has worked both in private practice and public service. He served as Legislative Counsel to the Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency from 1983-1987 and has also served as staff attorney to the Alaska Court of Appeals. In April of 2004, Levy was recognized by the Alaska Bar Association for his pro bono work for Alaska Legal Services, work he has been involved in since 1982.
Levy received a bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Binghamton in 1978 and a law degree from the University of Santa Clara Law School in 1982.
Levy fills the seat vacated by Judge Peter Froehlich, who retired earlier this month.