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Lawyer , photographer , researcher

Joseph A. Sonneman, American lawyer, specializing in the field of International Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation.


Sonneman, Joseph Abram was born on April 22, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Eric O. and Edith A. Sonneman.


Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1968. Master of Arts, Claremont Graduate University, California, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University, California, 1977.

Juris Doctor cum laude, Georgetown University, 1989.


President, owner Five Star Photos, Juneau, since 1989, Alaska Legal Research, Juneau, since 1989. Private practice, since 1990. With United States Army, 1963-1966.


  • Bar: Alaska, Hawaii.


President Juneau World Affairs Council, 1995—1999, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 1973. Secretary Juneau International Relations Advisory Committee, 2000—2001. Member Juneau Commission Aging., since 2004, Juneau Senior Sales Tax Exemption Task Force.

President Pioneers Alaska, since 2006. Nominee Alaska Democratic Party United States Senate, 1998. Member Alaska Democratic State Central Committee, since 2004.

Member of AARP (president Mount Juneau chapter 1999—2001), Hawaii Bar Association, Alaska Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, target shooting, bicycling, walking.


Eric O.

Edith A. Sonneman