Kenneth Kirk has been an Alaska attorney since 1987. He currently practices from an office in midtown Anchorage.
Mr. Kirk is a born-and-raised Alaskan. He graduated from Chugiak High School and the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He then went on to the Cornell Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctorate, with a concentration in business law and regulation, in 1987. He was admitted to the Alaska Bar that same year, and opened his own practice a few months later.
For many years Kenneth Kirk divided his time between estate planning and litigation, including many contested probate cases. Today he limits his practice to estate planning. He finds it much more satisfying to try to keep people out of court, instead of litigating cases in court.
Kenneth Kirk is admitted to practice before the Alaska Supreme Court, before all other courts and agencies of the State of Alaska, before the U.S. District Court for Alaska, and before the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He practices throughout the state of Alaska, from his office in Anchorage.
Kenneth Kirk believes in public service and has held a number of public positions. Among others, he served on the Appellate Rules Committee for the Alaska Court System, and was a member of the Alaska Public Offices Commission, including two years as Chair of the commission. He is active in the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Alaska Bar Association, and is the former Chair of the Elder Law Section. He often writes on legal topics, and presently contributes a regular column to the Alaska Senior Voice. He has received three national awards, from the North American Mature Publishers’ Association, for his columns on estate planning and related topics.
In a 2015 viewers’ poll, KTUU rated him as one of the top 3 attorneys in Anchorage. He received the award twice more, in 2017 and 2018.
He lives in Anchorage with his wife and has three lovely and talented daughters.