Fred J. Baxter (Retired)

Fred Baxter was born in Juneau, Alaska on March 17, 1944, and grew up in Juneau.  He received his B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University in 1966, his M.P.A. from the University of Washington in 1968 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1971.  He was admitted to the Alaska bar in 1972.  In addition to the Alaska Supreme Court, Fred is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court, District of Alaska.

Starting his law career as Assistant Borough Attorney for the Greater Anchorage Area Borough from 1971 to 1973, Fred soon entered private practice becoming a Partner in the Juneau firm of Gregg, Fraties, Petersen, Page & Baxter from 1973 to 1977.  In 1977 Fred opened an office near the Juneau Airport in the Valley. Since then the firm has grown and is known as Baxter Bruce & Sullivan P.C.


Juneau Bar Association (President, 1977-1978); Alaska Bar Association (Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1972-1973).


Real Estate Development Law, Banking Law, Corporate Law, Business Law.


• Representation of five local and statewide financial institutions in a variety of work from review of loan documents, preparation of documents, opinions, litigation, special credits.

•  Former Bank Director.

• Representation of one of the most successful Village ANCSA corporations for 30 years.

• 2005 Recognition Award from the Juneau Bar Association for contributions to the legal profession.


Commissioner, Post Secondary Education Commission, State of Alaska 1978-1983.
Chairman of Juneau Parks and Recreation Board during period of time that Board proposed, presented and received approval by the City for the development of Marine Park, Brotherhood Park and development of the Area Beach Recreation Plan.
Director, St. Ann’s Care Center from l982 to 2002.
Past President of the Boy Scout Council of SE Alaska; served on the Council for approximately 12 years.  Awarded the Boy Scout of America “Silver Beaver Award” for excellent service.
Two terms on the Eaglecrest Board of Directors.  Co-founded the Juneau Mighty Mite Ski Program at Eaglecrest.  Former alpine ski racing coach, a certified alpine ski racing official. Former President of United States Ski Association Alaska Division.  Awarded Walter P. Scott Memorial Trophy for contribution to Junior Alpine Skiing. Active in leadership positions with the Chapel by the Lake, Presbytery Church. Trustee for the Synod of Alaska Northwest.