Craig W. Richards

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Craig W. Richards
Attorney General of Alaska
Assumed office
December 2014
Appointed by Bill Walker
Preceded by Michael C. Geraghty
Personal details
Born 1975
Fairbanks, Alaska
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Virginia
Washington and Lee University School of Law[1]
Occupation Lawyer

Craig W. Richards (born 1975) is the Attorney General of Alaska. He was nominated for the position by his former law partner, Governor Bill Walker in December 2014. [2]

Richards was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. He received a degree in finance from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University. He received his JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He clerked for United States District Court judge Ralph R. Beistline. Richards was an associate at the law firm Wohlforth, Vassar, Johnson & Brecht in Anchorage before joining the firm that later became Walker Richards with Bill Walker. He is experienced with oil and gas and taxation and represented municipalities in litigation over the assessment of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.[3] Walker Richards represented the city of Valdez and secured over $1B in tax revenue for municipalities and the State of Alaska.[4]

Richards was nominated for Attorney General of Alaska by Walker in December 2014.[5]


  1., Craig W. Richards - Lawyer Profile
  2. Gutierrez, Alexandra (April 8, 2015). "With AG Confirmation Pending, Same-Sex Marriage Ban Brief Causes Rift With Democrats". Alaska Public Media.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Bohrer, Becky (December 5, 2014). "Craig Richards to review gay marriage case, Guard issues". Juneau Empire. AP.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. McBride, Rhonda (November 27, 2014). "Alaska Gov.-elect Bill Walker appoints law partner as attorney general". KTVA Anchorage.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. DeMarban, Alex (November 25, 2014). "Walker names law partner as attorney general, makes 3 other appointments". Alaska Dispatch News.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>