Joseph N. Levesque

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Joseph N. Levesque
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It is amazing how much one can accomplish when one is always working on something.

Joseph Levesque represents Alaskan municipalities and private clients throughout the state. He believes in a simple philosophy that clients from every sector have the right to successful, competent, and effective legal services, and that the quality of those services should never differ according to the client’s size or standing within a community.

Having lived and represented parties in some of Alaska’s largest, smallest, and most remote communities, Joseph understands that the needs of his clients differ in as many ways as Alaska’s people. He is dedicated to ensuring that each of his clients’ particular interests guide the scope of their representation.

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When Joe is not at the office working, he is at home with his family dog and enjoys reading, listening to music, and watching movies. He also enjoys getting outdoors to hike, raft, and fish.
Admitted to Practice
  • Alaska
  • Washington
  • University of Alaska, B.A., 1980
  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Memberships & Recognition
  • Alaska Bar Association – Fee Arbitration/Mediation Committee
  • Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Elmendorf Restoration Advisory Board

Joseph routinely gives presentations to the Alaska Clerks, Newly Elected Officials, Alaska Finance Directors, Alaska Planners and Alaska Municipal Attorneys, particularly around the Open Meetings Act.



  • Clucas v. State, 815 P.2d 384 (Alaska 1991)
  • Taranto v. N. Slope Borough, 909 P.2d 354 (Alaska 1996)
  • McCollum v. State, 808 P.2d 268 (Alaska Ct. App. 1991)
  • State v. Siverly, 822 P.2d 1389 (Alaska Ct. App. 1991)
  • Jurco v. State 825 P.2d 909 (Alaska Ct. App. 1992)
  • Cole v. State 828, P.2d 175 (Alaska Ct. App. 1992)
  • Haggren v. State, 829 P.2d 842 (Alaska Ct. App. 1992)
  • State v. Martushev, 846 P.2d 144 (Alaska Ct. App. 1993)
  • March v. State, 859 P.2d 714 (Alaska Ct. App. 1993)
  • Spinka v. State, 863 P.2d 251 (Alaska Ct. App. 1993)
  • Gillis v. Aleutians E. Borough, 258 P.3d 118 (Alaska 2011)
  • Sea Hawk Seafoods, Inc. v. City of Valdez, 282 P.3d 359 (Alaska 2012)
  • In re 2011 Redistricting Cases, 294 P.3d 1032 (Alaska 2012)
  • Brown v. Pers. Bd. for Kenai, 327 P.3d 871 (Alaska 2014)
  • Griswold v. Homer Bd. of Adjustment, 440 P.3d 248 (Alaska 2019)
  • Markham v. Kodiak Island Borough Bd. of Equalization, 441 P.3d 943 (Alaska 2019)