Stefan Otterson

8240 Sandlewood Place
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
United States
Office Phone: 907-205-5911
Member since 2008
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Stefan Otterson has practiced law in Anchorage for 30 years. His legal experience encompasses commercial and family law, probate and guardianships, adoptions, child advocacy and juvenile delinquency. He mediates in these and other areas, and offers collaborative legal representation in all areas of family law.

Area(s) of Practice: All areas of family law, including custody, divorce, separation of unmarried couples, legal separation of married couples, dissolution support, adoption, guardianship (minors and adults), juvenile delinquency, child dependency (Child In Need of Aid), child advocacy and representation. Mediation in family matters, general civil disputes, public policy issues, and employment matters.
License(s): Admitted to Alaska Bar 1988, Admitted to US District Court, District of Alaska, 1988.

Professional Activities

Active member of the Alaska Association of Collaborative Professiona

Undergraduate Education

1984 B.A. - University of Utah, English w German minor, Summa Cum Laude

Postgraduate Education

1988 MBA - David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah

Professional Education

1988 J.D. S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah


Although I represent litigants in family and other matters, I strongly recommend that separating or divorcing couples consider the collaborative approach as the most dependable way to achieve a fair resolution and a working plan for the future. It's sometimes less expensive, and it's ALWAYS less damaging and more productive than litigation. You just end up with a better product and better buy-in from the other party.