I have practiced law since 1994. My legal career begain as a military attorney in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, where I was a prosecutor and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. I have been a civil litigation associate at a multi-state law firm, an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska, and as a District Court Judge for the Alaska Court System. I have been in private practice since 2011.
I enjoy working with diverse clients from all walks-of-life, and am motivated by the day-to-day challenge and satisfaction of helping others navigate through the legal system to help bring closure to their legal problems. I help my clients to troubleshoot, critically analyze, problem solve, strategically plan, negotiate and (if necessary) litigate to protect their legal rights and interests in the areas of family law, criminal defense, business, employment, discrimination and civil rights law. And, I take a keen interest in helping "underdogs" defend their legal and civil rights, particularly in areas of law or in circumstances where their opponent has a 'thumb on the scales of justice" advantage because of financial, social or political reasons.
As a proud husband and father of three, I actively participates in community events, and I devotes my spare time to coaching children’s soccer, volunteering at my children’s school, carpentry, hiking, biking, grilling and spending time with my family, friends and neighbors.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 1994
Hourly ($200-250/hour), Retainer (Always)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|Of Counsel||Law Office of Dan Allan & Associates||2011 - Present|
|District Court Judge||State of Alaska Court System||2007 - 2011|
|Assistant Attorney General||State Of Alaska Department Of Law||2003 - 2007|
|Associate||Lane Powell Spears Lubersky||2001 - 2003|
|Associate Attorney||Delaney Wiles Hayes Gerety & Young, Inc.||2000 - 2001|
|Trial Counsel||U.S. Army JAG Corps||1995 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Anchorage Bar Association||President||2011 - 2011|
|Anchorage Bar Association||Board of Directors||2007 - 2015|
|Stephanie W. v. Maxwell V., 274 P.3d 1185 (Alaska 2012).||Reversed and remanded for additional proceedings|
|Anchorage Baptist Temple v. Coonrod, et al., 166 P.3d 29 (Alaska 2007)||Successfully upheld on appeal|
|VECO Alaska, Inc. v. State, Dept. of Labor, 189 P.3d 983 (Alaska 2008)||Reversed and remanded|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Colorado||Business Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|