745 W. 4th Ave., Suite 250 Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 274-4621

Wally Tetlow


I have been a criminal defense lawyer in Alaska for the last 20 years.  I continue to represent clients facing charges ranging from murder to DUI.  I understand that your case is of the utmost importance to you and your loved ones, and will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

    I have tried cases all over the state, from Fairbanks to Sand Point.  I have appeared before the Alaska Court of Appeals and the Alaska Supreme Court and am licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.  I am honored to have been listed in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

    I know that being charged with a crime is a trying time.  I know the feelings of indignity and helplessness that arise during such times.  You are not helpless.  I believe it is my duty to stand up for my clients’ rights and to treat every client with dignity and respect.


1993 graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA.

Associate at Wilkerson Hozubin in Anchorage, AK for seven years, where I handled criminal defense, personal injury, and civil defense cases.

Over eleven years as a felony criminal defense attorney with the Alaska Public Defender Agency, where I defended thousands of Alaskans accused of crimes ranging from Theft to Murder.

I am certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to conduct standardized field sobriety tests (FSTs), which gives me professional insight into every DUI arrest.


Licensed to appear in all Municipal, State and Federal Courts throughout Alaska.


I was elected President of the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2011, and I currently serve on the Board of Directors of that organization.

Panel Member of the Alaska Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee.

Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Alaska Bar Association.