Gavin Kentch is a lifelong Alaskan. He graduated from Anchorage's Polaris K-12 Alternative School, in a building that he still thinks of as the old Polar Theatre. He studied Classics at Reed College, and went to law school at the University of Michigan.

Gavin has worked everywhere from the KTVA Channel 11 television studio to a vocational training school for injured construction workers. After law school he clerked for Chief Judge Bob Coats, of the Alaska Court of Appeals, and Presiding Judge Sen Tan, of Anchorage Superior Court. He also worked for Feldman Orlansky & Sanders, a preeminent local firm, before starting his own practice.

Gavin's educational and pedantic credentials are impeccable. He graduated first in his class from Polaris K-12, and Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College.  He graduated from law school cum laude and was a member of the Michigan Law Review. He has won the Bryan Garner Grammar Contest at the Alaska Bar Convention, and the Bluebook cite-checking contest for Michigan Law Review members.  Gavin will bring not only zealous advocacy, but also the highest standards of scholarship and research, to your case.

Gavin is a member of the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Alaska Post-Sentencing Advocates group, and the Appellate Section of the Alaska Bar. He is the founding member of Barristers, Attorneys, and juris Doctors: Alaska Solos Society (BADASS), the state's preeminent networking group for solo practitioners.

Outside of the office, Gavin enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is also an avid skier and mountain runner. He has been profiled for his skiing accomplishments and sense of work–life balance.