John J. Tiemessen
John J. Tiemessen
  • Managing Member
Location:  Fairbanks
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Practice Areas:
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Occupational Licensing
  • Civil Litigation
Biography

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.

Honors
  • Alaska's "Superlawyers"
  • Superlawyers, 2007 - Present
Education
  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Western Regional Mock Trial Team
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions
  • Alaska, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska
Pro-Bono Activities
  • Alaska Bar Association MLK Day Pro Bono Clinic
  • College Rotary Club
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
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Tanana Valley Bar Association, President, 1999
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2003 to 2009
  • Alaska Bar Association, President, 2006 to 2007
  • Alaska Bar Association, Civil Rules Committee
  • Alaska Bar Association, Committee for Reduction of Appellate Delay
  • Alaska Bar Association, Discipline Hearing Committee, 2010 to 2010
  • Western States Bar Conference, President-Elect
  • Western States Bar Conference, President, 2010 to 2011
  • Tanana Valley Bar Association, President, 1999 to 2000
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • College Rotary
Past Positions
  • Hughes Thorsness Gantz Powell and Brundin, Associate
Representative Cases
  • Zaverl v. Hanley, 64 P.3d 809, 2003, Alaska
  • Wells v. State, 46 P.3d 967, 2002, Alaska
  • Hebert v. Honest Bingo, 18 P.3d 43, 2001, Alaska
  • Cable v. Shefchik, 984 P.2d 474, 1999, Alaska
  • City of North Pole v. Zabek, 934 P.2d 1292, 1997, Alaska
  • Amyot v. Luchini, 932 P.2d 244, 1997, Alaska
  • Jaso v. McCarthy, 923 P.2d 795, 1996, Alaska