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Matthew W. Claman

Matthew W. Claman

Practice areas:

Litigation, Mediation, Appeals

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About Me

I bring my diverse experience in the public and private sectors to my active trial practice. Elected to the Anchorage Assembly in 2007, I served the Municipality of Anchorage as its first acting Mayor from January to June 2009. I work with the Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group and regularly provide legal advise to individuals and small businesses. I also work as an arbitrator and a mediator.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Litigation: 70%
  2. Appeals: 15%
  3. Mediation: 15%

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Contact Info

Lane Powell LLC

301 W Northern Lights Blvd
Ste 301
Anchorage, AK, 99503-2648




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
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BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Counsel to the FirmLane Powell PC2007 - Present
AttorneyClaman Law Firm1996 - 2006
AttorneyPreston Gates & Ellis1993 - 1995
AttorneyAlaska Public Defender Agency1988 - 1991
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court1987 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Municipality of AnchorageActing Mayor2009 - 2009
Municipality of AnchorageAssembly Chairman2008 - 2009
Alaska Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Municipality of AnchorageAssembly Member2007 - 2010
National Conference of Bar PresidentsMember2007 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMember, Board of Governors2002 - 2008
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMember1996 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1993 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Grand Canyon River GuidesGuide Member1988 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Robart v. State, 82 P.3d 787 (Alaska App. 2004)N/A
Bierria v. Dickinson Mfg. Co., 36 P.3d 654 (Alaska 2001)N/A
State v. Robart, 988 P.2d 1114 (Alaska App. 1999)N/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Colorado CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A