Elected Member

The Hon. Dana A. Fabe

Anchorage, AK
Supreme Court of Alaska (Retired)
Cornell University
Northeastern University School of Law

Dana Fabe has been a member of the Alaska Supreme Court since March 1996. She has served two terms as the court 's Chief Justice (2000–2003 and 2006–2009) and is currently serving a third term. She was the first woman to be appointed to the Alaska Supreme Court and the Alaska Supreme Court 's first female Chief Justice.

Chief Justice Fabe is also a past President of the National Association of Women Judges. She has served on the board of directors and as Second Vice-President of the Conference of Chief Justices.

Following law school, she clerked for Justice Edmond W. Burke of the Alaska Supreme Court, and later became a staff attorney for the Alaska Public Defender Agency. She was then appointed Chief Public Defender for Alaska.

Chief Justice Fabe was appointed to the Superior Court bench in Anchorage in 1988 and was Deputy Presiding Judge of the Third Judicial District from 1992 to 1995, as well as a Training Judge for the Third Judicial District.

She is co-chair of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee of the Advisory Council of the American Judicature Society. She also chairs the Alaska Supreme Court’s Civil Rules Committee, the Alaska Supreme Court 's Fairness, Diversity and Equality Committee, and the Alaska Court System’s Law Day Steering Committee. Chief Justice Fabe previously served as co-chair of the Alaska Bar Association’s Gender Equality Section.

EDUCATION: Cornell University, B.A.; Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.

Areas of Expertise
Women's Rights (Constitutional Law)
Judicial Selection (Government Law)
American Indian Law
Family Law
Privacy Law (Constitutional Law)