Judge Sharon L. Gleason '83 Nominated for U.S. District Court
President Obama has nominated Judge Sharon L. Gleason '83, Presiding Judge of the Third Judicial District of the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage, Alaska, to a seat on the United States District Court.
Judge Gleason was appointed to the Superior Court in 2001 and was retained by Alaska voters in 2004 and 2010. She has been Presiding Judge since 2009. Prior to being appointed to the bench, she spent 17 years in private practice. Most recently, Judge Gleason was a sole practitioner from 1995 until her judicial appointment. From 1984 to 1995, she worked at the firm of Reese, Rice and Volland, which later became known as Rice, Volland, Gleason and Taylor. Judge Gleason served as a law clerk to then-Chief Justice Edmond Burke of the Alaska Supreme Court from 1983 to 1984. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1979 from Washington University in St. Louis, before earning her law degree from King Hall.