Sato & Sato, LLC
Attorneys at Law
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These are the principles that guide our attorneys:

  • What you hear is as important as what you say.

  • Every client deserves our best effort.

Robert J. Sato

Rob graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in philosophy.  He obtained his law degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1994 where he was a Staff Editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review.  During law school he worked with the Yolo County Public Defender Agency and the California Department of Consumer Affairs in Sacramento

After graduating from law school, he moved to Alaska to join the firm of Middleton & Timme, P.C., where he became a partner.  At Middleton & Timme, his practice emphasized complex litigation in both state and federal courts, involving topics such as ANCSA, public land laws, education, constitutional law, corporate law, and breach of contract.  He served as one of the lead trial attorneys for the plaintiffs in Moore v. State of Alaska, a lawsuit brought by students, parents, school districts, and education organizations against the State of Alaska seeking to enforce the State's constitutional obligation to provide all children with an adequate education.

In 2007, after twelve years with Middleton & Timme, Rob left the firm to form Sato & Sato with his wife, Jeannie.  At Sato & Sato, he has expanded his litigation practice to include divorce, custody and other family law matters.  He also takes great pleasure in serving as counsel to several Alaska Native villages. 

Since joining Sato & Sato, Rob has completed the Mayor's Marathon (four times), performed on stage with his daughters in an Alaska Theatre of Youth production, and coached his son's little league team.

Rob is admitted to practice in Alaska, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and is inactive in California.  He is a member of the Alaska Native Law Section and the Family Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association.

Jeannie Weier Sato

Jeannie Weier Sato grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in political science.  She received her law degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1994, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif.  Currently, Jeannie is a member of the Alaska Bar Association, and an inactive member of the California Bar Association.  She is a member of the Alaska Association of Collaborative Professionals; the International Association of Collaborative Professionals; and the Family Law Section of both the Alaska Bar Association and American Bar Association.

During law school, Jeannie was a volunteer in the Pro Bono Program, drafting wills for the AIDS Foundation and assisting at the Eviction Defense Clinic.  Other volunteer activities included volunteering at the Sacramento Legal Center for the Elderly and Disabled and the Volunteer Tax Assistance Program.  Based on these activities, Jeannie was awarded both a State Bar Wiley Manuel Award and a King Hall Pro Bono Service Certificate at graduation.  Law school work included an internship at the Yolo County Public Defender Agency and a summer job in the Juvenile Section of the Sacramento County Public Defender Agency.

Jeannie moved to Alaska after law school to clerk for Chief Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court.  That was followed by two years clerking for Chief Judge Alex Bryner of the Alaska Court of Appeals.  Following the birth of Rob and Jeannie’s first child, Jeannie worked part time for Anchorage Youth Court.  Jeannie moved to the Public Defender Agency in 2003, working first with juvenile offenders and later with mentally ill individuals.  In April of 2007, Jeannie joined Rob in private practice.

Jeannie has served on the Board of several local non-profit organizations, has volunteered for the Alaska Theatre of Youth, and recently ran the Mayor's Marathon, proving once again that she can do anything Rob can do.














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