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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    35 years
  2. Brain Injury: 30%
    35 years
  3. Spinal Cord Injury: 5%
    30 years
  4. Aviation: 5%
    20 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I have known Richard Vollertsen for over 15 years. I first met him when we were on opposing sides of a case. Later we had occasion to work together on several cases, most recently on two very difficult complex pediatric brain injury cases. Mr Vollertsen distinguished himself in several important areas. First, he showed exemplary concern for the clients and their families. By that I mean her really cared about their welfare, more than any attorney that I have ever worked with. Truly, the attorney fees were a secondary matter for him. In addition, he has a prodigious work ethic and is a gifted lawyer when it comes to understanding the medical aspects of injury cases. He digs out the details and works at them until he understands them, then continues to work at trying to simplify the medicine so a jury can understand what went wrong and how the injury could and should have been prevented. He is unafraid of trial and is willing to stand before a jury if the case requires it.


    Kenneth Roosa
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Atkinson Conway & Gagnon

420 L St
Suite 500
Anchorage, AK, 99501-1968



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Personal Injury Litigator of the YearBest Lawyers in America2015
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Super LawyerAlaska Super LawyersN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerAtkinson, Conway & Gagnon1981 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alaska Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Adams v. Illinois Valley Paving, et al., Missouri Circuit Court, Cause no. 052-8536$13.5 million settlement
Talbert v. E'ola Products, Inc., 3AN-97-4046Jury award: $1.3 million in compensatory damages and $12 million in punitive damages.
Durand v. ERA Aviation, Inc., 3AN-03-12347Confidential multi-million dollar settlement.
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Publication NameTitleDate
University of San Francisco Law ReviewThe NEPA and Energy Legislation: The Preemption of Judicial Review1981
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Brown UniversityPhilosophy and EducationN/A1975