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Polaris Law Group, P.C. - Serving Fairbanks, Delta Junction & North Pole

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Polaris Law Group, P.C., (PLG) is a law firm with offices in North Pole and Delta Junction, Alaska, serving clients all over the State.  We have clients in Fairbanks and the Interior and as far away as Juneau, Kenai Peninsula, Tok, and up north to Kaktovik.  Our legal team has over 70 years of combined legal knowledge, skills, and experience.  We will evaluate your case and set the most direct path toward a satisfactory legal resolution keeping you informed at every point along the way. Our law firm focuses on a federal and state practice in the areas of immigration law, bankruptcy, and public and private contracts, business law, real estate and personal property, estate planning including wills, trusts, and probate, guardianships, adoptions, public benefits (Social Security and VA Disability claims and appeals), and other civil matters.  PLG is grateful for the selfless service and sacrifice of our military Veterans, Active and Reserve Service members, and First Responders.  We are proud to provide our services at reduced rates for these “Heroes Among Us.”  Our offices are in Alaska, but we offer services throughout Alaska and the Lower 48.  We have clients outside Alaska and the United States through our immigration practice. We are well equipped to handle both complex and simple matters.  Rest assured, we will always advocate for your best interests on every matter. 

We offer one free, 15-minute consultation per prospective client via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at time slots from 10:30 to noon and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Subsequent consultations and all in-office consultations are by fee.  For existing clients, we are available by appointment at our offices from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Alaska time, Monday to Friday and after business hours and on weekends by special arrangement.  We also accommodate our existing clients’ schedules by meeting via teleconference or video conference for any time zones.  Our location is at Park Way Pointe, 220 Park Way, Suite 1, North Pole, 99705; and in the Jarvis West Building, 2285 Alaska Highway, Suite 1-E, Delta Junction, Alaska 99737.  If you need information related to our services or our firm, contact us at our main office number (907) 885.6619 or call / text us at (907) 385-5843. You can also contact us using our business email address at info@polarislawgroupak.com. PLG is ready to serve you by thoroughly reviewing your matter and creating a custom solution to meet your unique needs. Alaska Notary Public services are available on site.  We are a Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) for the IRS to assist foreign persons needing an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN). We can verify original identity documetns and file Form W-7 with the IRS on behalf of foreign national applicants.

Italia Carson - Attorney at Law

Italia A. Carson, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Italia A. Carson is the founding shareholder of PLG P.C.  She is a retired U.S. Army officer with 27 years of Active and Reserve service having served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Ms. Carson retired from Federal Civil Service in 2020 where she focused her law practice on Government Contracts, Fiscal Law, and Ethics.  In the private sector, Ms. Carson focuses her practice in the areas of immigration law, bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, public and private contract, real estate, Social Security and VA Disability claims and appeals, and civil litigation focused in these practice areas.  Ms. Carson has been a licensed real estate professional since 2018.  

Education:
  • LL.M, Government Procurement (coursework completed), George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
  • LL.M, 2005, The Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS), Charlottesville, VA
  • J.D., 2000, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C.
  • B.A., 1987, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
CertificateS and Memberships:
  • Law and Public Policy, CUA Columbus School of Law
  • Contract and Fiscal Law Certificate, TJAGLCS
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Tanana Valley Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Alaska Real Estate Salesperson License
  • Alaska Notary Public
ADmitted to Practice and Appear before:
  • Alaska Courts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Alaska
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Courts)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
LANGUAGES:
  • French and Italian
Marc A. Smith

Marc A. Smith, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Marc A. Smith joined PLG P.C. as a legal intern in September 2023 after returning from deployment in the Middle East with the Alaska Air National Guard (AKANG).  In May 2024, he was inducted into the Alaska Bar.  He has been a member of the AKANG for over 11 years and currently serves in the area of logistics.  From June 2017 until August 2019, Mr. Smith served as the Clerk of Court and Deputy Magistrate for the Fourth Judicial District in Delta Junction, Alaska.  Mr. Smith will focus his law practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, landlord tenant law, and bankruptcy in PLG P.C.’s North Pole and Delta Junction offices.

Education:
  • J.D., 2022, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Tampa, FL
  • B.A., 2016, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
CertificateS and Memberships:
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Tanana Valley Bar Association
  • Fairbanks Estate Planning Council
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Alaska Notary Public
ADmitted to Practice and Appear before:
  • Alaska Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

Natalie Robbins

Legal Assistant

Natalie T. Robbins commenced her tenure with PLG P.C. as a legal assistant in May 2024, following a year-long engagement as a Background Investigator for Federal Background Investigations conducted at various Federal Installations across Interior Alaska. In May 2021, Ms. Robbins relocated to Alaska to pursue an internship with the Eielson Air Force Base 354th Fighter Wing Information Protection Office. Within her role at PLG P.C., Ms. Robbins will be dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to attorneys across a spectrum of practice areas, including but not limited to bankruptcy law, immigration law, public benefits, real estate matters, and both state and federal litigation support. As part of her responsibilities, Ms. Robbins will serve as a pivotal liaison between PLG P.C. and its clientele, both prospective and established, ensuring seamless facilitation of their needs at the North Pole PLG P.C. office.

Education:

B.S. , Criminoloy, Law and Society, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Attending)

Valerie M. Therrien, Esq

Of Counsel

Valerie M. Therrien joined PLG P.C. in July 2024 as “Of Counsel” and senior attorney after closing her long-time law office in downtown Fairbanks.  A well-known and highly respected member of the Alaska’s legal community, Ms. Therrien has over 45 years of legal acumen and expertise in the practice areas of Appeals, Corporate and Business Law, Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianships, Adoptions, Bankruptcy, and Real Estate.  Her reputation in the community is renowned as one of the “Old Guard” among Alaska’s legal stalwarts.  Ms. Therrien has been contributing to the betterment of the Fairbanks and Alaska community as a lawyer, volunteer, and politician.  She was elected and served as a member of the Fairbanks City Council and as a mayoral candidate. 

Education:
  • J.D., 1976, 
  • B.A., 
CertificateS and Memberships:
  • Alaska Bar Association 
  • Tanana Valley Bar Association
  • Fairbanks Estate Planning Council
  • Alaska Notary Public
ADmitted to Practice and Appear before:
  • Alaska Courts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Alaska
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Legal Intern

Legal Intern

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