John J. Tiemessen

John J. Tiemessen

Managing Member
Location:
Fairbanks, Alaska
Phone:
907-479-7776
Fax:
907-479-7966
Email:

John J. Tiemessen is the managing member of the firm. With more than 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer. Mr. Tiemessen has defended hundreds of Alaskan healthcare professionals and facilities. Mr. Tiemessen has tried more than twenty trials to verdict in products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, commercial litigation, construction litigation, personal injury, and real estate law.

Areas of Practice

  • Professional Malpractice
  • Occupational Licensing
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • J.D. cum laude - 1991
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Western Regional Mock Trial Team
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1987
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • The Golden Retriever Rule: Alaska's Identity Privilege for Animal Adoption Agencies and for Adoptive Pet Owners, 21 Alaska Law Review 77, June, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Alaska's "Superlawyers", 2007 - 2013
  • Superlawyers, 2007 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Tanana Valley Bar Association, President, 1999
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2003 - 2009
  • Alaska Bar Association, President, 2006 - 2007
  • Alaska Bar Association, Civil Rules Committee
  • Alaska Bar Association, Committee for Reduction of Appellate Delay
  • Alaska Bar Association, Discipline Hearing Committee, 2010
  • Western States Bar Conference, President-Elect
  • Western States Bar Conference, President, 2010 - 2011
  • Tanana Valley Bar Association, President, 1999 - 2000
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Past Employment Positions

  • Hughes Thorsness Gantz Powell and Brundin, Associate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alaska Bar Association MLK Day Pro Bono Clinic
  • College Rotary Club