Brower Named Juneau District Attorney
February 1, 2011
Anchorage, Alaska - Attorney General John J. Burns has named Dave Brower as the new Juneau District Attorney.
The Juneau District Attorney's Office supervises a region consisting of Southeast communities from Yakutat to Petersburg. In his new position, Brower will supervise a staff of three attorneys and six support staff. During the past year, the Juneau office prosecuted several serious sexual assault or domestic violence cases, and the office is responsible for prosecuting the man accused of killing two police officers in Hoonah.
Brower has been with the Department of Law since 1991. He began his career as an assistant district attorney in the Nome office. After seven years, he moved to Juneau and worked in the office he will now supervise, under Rick Svobodny, now deputy attorney general. Three years later, Brower moved to the Civil Division, representing the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing.
In 2007, he returned to prosecuting criminals in the Juneau DAO. The next year he became the state's first traffic resource safety prosecutor. In that position, he provided assistance to other DAs across the state in specialized cases involving impaired driving. He is an expert in the law on chemical testing of the breath and blood.
"Dave brings a wealth of experience to his new job," said Attorney General Burns. "But he also has great skills as a mentor of young attorneys and trainer of public safety personnel. It's exciting to have a versatile, dedicated prosecutor who has worked side by side with police departments across the state in this position."
"In my new position, I'm looking forward to continuing to foster good working relationships with all of the law enforcement agencies and communities throughout Southeast Alaska," Brower said.
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