Department Biographies

Robert Palmer III

Municipal Attorney

Municipal Attorney Robert H. Palmer III joined the CBJ Law Department in January 2014.

Teresa Bowen

Assistant Municipal Attorney (Civil)

Assistant Municipal Attorney Teresa Bowen joined the CBJ Law Department in October 2017. After graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2006, Teresa clerked in Kenai for the Honorable Judge Harold Brown and Kodiak for the Honorable Judge Joel Bolger before moving to Utqiagvik (then Barrow) in 2008 to work as a prosecutor for the Department of Law. Teresa joined the North Slope Borough as an Assistant Borough Attorney in 2011 and was appointed the acting Borough Attorney in 2015. In 2016, she was appointed the Deputy Director of the North Slope Borough’s Capital Improvements Program.

Sherri Layne

Assistant Municipal Attorney (Civil)

Adam Gottschalk

Assistant Municipal Attorney (Civil)

Assistant Municipal Attorney Adam Gottschalk joined the CBJ Law Department in June 2021. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2019, Adam clerked for the Honorable Judge Kari C. Kristiansen in Palmer and was an associate attorney for a private law firm in Anchorage.

Christopher Storz

Assistant Municipal Attorney (Prosecutor)

Clinton Mitchell

Assistant Municipal Attorney (Prosecutor)

Deb Senn

Law Office Manager

Office Manager Deb Senn joined the CBJ Law Department in 2001. She is the administrative assistant to the municipal attorney, supervises support staff, maintains the CBJ Code, administers the departmental budget, computer systems, and website. Deb graduated from MTI Western Business College, in Sacramento, California, where she studied law office administration. Before joining the CBJ Law Department she worked as office manager for the North Slope Borough Law Department in Utqiagvik (then Barrow), Alaska, and as office manager for a private practice law office in Homer, Alaska.

Leah Haskell-Cummins

Litigation and Support Assistant (Criminal)

Audrey Dean

Litigation and Support Assistant (Criminal)

Litigation and Support Assistant Audrey Dean joined the CBJ Law Department in January 2014. Audrey is responsible for supporting the municipal prosecutors with case management, filing court actions, and trial preparation. Audrey is a 1996 graduate of University of Alaska Southeast - with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies. She began her career in the legal field as a paralegal assistant in 1992 for a private law firm in Juneau, Alaska. Before joining the CBJ Law Department she worked 13+ years as a paralegal for a private law firm in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Junnie Chup

Litigation and Support Assistant (Civil)

Litigation and Support Assistant Junnie Chup joined the CBJ Law Department Civil Section in September 2016. She provides support to the civil attorneys and the office manager, and assists with contracts, legal documents, and legislation preparation. Prior to working for CBJ, Junnie worked at both a private law firm and the State of Alaska Attorney General's Office in Juneau, Alaska.