ANCHORAGE -

Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed a private practice attorney to the Anchorage Superior Court.

Michael Corey will replace Judge Sen Tan, who is retiring.

Parnell said Corey has an extensive background in litigation and has demonstrated his commitment to the community through coaching.

According to biographical information provided by Parnell's office, Corey has practiced law for 28 years, most recently at the firm Jermain, Dunnagan and Owens, P.C.

Corey also is an assistant coach of the Service High School varsity hockey team.