|Name||Timothy M. Burgess|
Anchorage, Alaska , United States
May 04, 2005 02:24pm
|Info||TIMOTHY M. BURGESS was nominated by President George W. Bush to be United States Attorney for the District of Alaska in September 2001, and was confirmed by the United States Senate in October 2001. As the United States Attorney, Mr. Burgess serves as the chief federal law enforcement officer in Alaska. He is responsible for directing the federal government's criminal and civil litigation in Alaska, criminal and civil environmental enforcement, health care fraud and bank fraud, personal injury and medical malpractice defense. |
Mr. Burgess was selected by Attorney General John Ashcroft in August 2001 to serve on the 16-member Attorney General's Advisory Committee (AGAC). In February 2002, Attorney General Ashcroft asked Mr. Burgess to chair the AGAC's Environmental Issues Subcommittee. Mr. Burgess also co-chairs the Department's Environmental Crimes Policy Committee. He is chair of the Anti-Terrorism Task Force (ATTF) for Alaska.
Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, Mr. Burgess served as an Assistant United States Attorney for 12 years. He was responsible for representing the United States in both criminal and civil cases, including fisheries enforcement and the prosecution of drug offenses, violent crimes, firearms offenses, criminal wildlife offenses, white collar fraud and environmental crimes.
Born in San Francisco, California, Mr. Burgess moved to Alaska in 1976 after receiving an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1982 from the University of Alaska. In 1980 he was appointed to serve on the University of Alaska Board of Regents and the University of Alaska Foundation Board. Prior to attending law school Mr. Burgess worked as a Legislative Assistant for United States Senator Frank H. Murkowski. Mr. Burgess received his law degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1987.
Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Burgess entered private practice in Anchorage, Alaska, until he joined the Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1989.
Mr. Burgess is a member of the Alaska Peace Officers Association, the Alaska Bar Association, and served on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity Anchorage. He lives in Anchorage with his wife of 22 years, Joanne Grace, and their four children.