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Ward M. Merdes

Ward M. Merdes

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death

About Me

Board certified. AV Rated. Practice limited to Alaskan serious injury and death claims. We only represent folks we like and trust.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Car Accidents: 60%
    27 years, 400 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    27 years, 100 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    27 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    27 years, 100 cases



Contingent (33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Jeff Gould

    Mr. Merdes really does have a history of helping Injured Alaskans. I have worked with, against and around him for nearly 20 + years and can say without reserve that his fierce advocacy and professionalism is a welcome addition to our profession. Anyone with legal needs and serious injuries would be well served with Ward Merdes as your counsel. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jeff Gould Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Po Box 71309
Fairbanks, AK, 99707-1309

Box 71309
Fairbanks, AK, 99707





Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Advanced Studies in Trial AdvocacyAssociation Trial Lawyers of America2006
DiplomateAssociation Trial Lawyers of America2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerMerdes Law Office, P.C.2012 - Present
OwnerMerdes & Merdes, P.C.1988 - 2012


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocacyMember2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeGovernor2010 - Present
American Associaiton for Justice (AAJ)President's Club2006 - Present
San Antonio Trial Lawyers AssociationDirector2000 - 2002
National Board of Trial AdvocacyAlaska State Coordinator2000 - Present
Alaska Academy of Trial LawyersDirector1998 - 2012

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Teel v. Allstate - Alaska Supreme CourtPlaintiff/mother prevailed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Santa Clara Law ReviewArbital Forum in 12(b)(6) Disputes1988


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell UniversityBusinessMasters In Business Administration (MBA)1990
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1988
Santa Clara UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
AAJ Case WorkshopAuto & Commercial Trucking Workshop2008