Together, Amanda and David own and operate 49th State Law.
They have a long track record of fighting for clients every step of the way!
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Amanda Harber has been a criminal defense lawyer for 13 years.
Amanda received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her law degree from the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. She has practiced in Anchorage, Nome, Kenai, Kodiak, and Bethel and has briefed cases on appeal before the Alaska Court of Appeals, and the Alaska Supreme Court. Amanda is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.
Prior to starting 49th State Law, Amanda was an assistant public defender for nine years. Amanda is the current president of the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, the president-elect of the Trial Lawyers College alumni group, “The F-Warriors,” and she serves on the faculty of the Trial Lawyers College.
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David Case has been a lawyer for over 20 years.
David first came to Alaska in 2001 as a law clerk for the Superior Court. He was later a law clerk for the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC.
After moving back to Alaska in 2009, he worked for the Public Defender Agency, in Bethel in from 2009 to 2018, and Kenai from 2018 to 2021. David is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and the Trial Lawyers College. David has conducted trainings for the American Bar Association, the Alaska Association of Criminal Defender Lawyers, the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Public Defender Agency, the Office of Public Advocacy, and the King County (Washington) Department of Public Defense.
Besides Alaska, David is admitted in New York and Connecticut, and inactive in Maryland. He also has an LL.M. in taxation.