Press Release

Craig Tillery Named Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Division for the Department of Law

October 17, 2005

(Anchorage) – Attorney General David Márquez announced today that Craig Tillery, Chief Assistant Attorney General and Statewide Section Chief of the Department of Law's Environmental Section, has been appointed as the new Deputy Attorney General overseeing the department's civil division.

"Craig has worked for the Department of Law for 17 years and rose rapidly to the position of section head," said Márquez. "In that time he has proven himself to be a capable leader, an outstanding attorney and an individual with a broadbased understanding of many substantive areas of Alaska law. He is an excellent choice to fill this important position."

Tillery began working for the Department of Law in 1988 in the Oil, Gas and Mining section. He assisted in the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation and settlement. As section head for the environmental section Tillery has represented the department on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, provided advice to state agencies on natural resources and environmental issues, and has assisted in drafting state legislation and regulations.

Tillery graduated from Brown University in 1973 and received his law degree at the University of North Carolina in 1976. He moved to Alaska in 1977 and has worked as a staff attorney for the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, an associate at the Anchorage law firm of Reese, Rice and Volland, P.C. and as an assistant public defender before coming to the department of law.

Tillery replaces Scott Nordstand who was recently appointed by Governor Frank H. Murkowski to the position of Commissioner for the Department of Administration.

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