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Representative Cases

  • Hall Street v. Mattel, Inc.: Seminal Federal Arbitration Act case on remand from U.S. Supreme Court

  • Borders Group: Seven figure judgment sustained on appeal in favor of Liquidation Trustee

  • The Mission Corporation:  Patent law attorney malpractice litigation (defeated alleged inventor of Nintendo Wii Box game control)

  • Ala Wai Boat Harbor: National consumer class action regarding parking industry

  • BP Alaska oilspill investigation matters

  • WizKids v. MB&F: Patent law attorney malpractice litigation

  • Metropolitan Mortgage and Securities Bankruptcy: D&O/E&O ins. litigation

  • NCAA Division One Football Walk-On’s Litigation: National class action     

     antitrust litigation

  • United States of America v. John Doe: Former CEO/CFO of public   

     company facing SEC complaint and a parallel indictment by the DOJ  

     alleging Sarbanes-Oxley violations, accounting fraud and securities fraud

  • Anchorage International Airport Terminal Redevelopment Litigation: Seismic  

     design, delay and impact construction claim

  • Rosie O’Donnell v. Entercom: Copyright and trademark suit

  • Callison Architecture Inc. v. Cordax Inc.: Software design dispute

  • Edwards v. Alaska Pulp Corporation: Class action environmental suit

  • Getty v. Harmon & Sun America: Class action securities suit

  • Local counsel in national litigation regarding the tobacco and pharmaceutical



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases

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Lane Powell

1420 Fifth Ave
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-2375

Lane Powell

301 W. Northern Lights Blvd
Suite 301
Anchorage, AK, 99503



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in AlaskaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
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AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLane Powell PC1975 - Present
LTJG 1105 Legal and Personnel OfficerUnited States Navy1969 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
Starlight Washington Children's FoundationBoard Member2009 - Present
William L. Dwyer American Inn of CourtMember2009 - Present
Inglewood Golf ClubCommittee Member2009 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted1992 - Present
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted1990 - Present
Professional Liability Underwriting SocietyMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Alaska Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Seattle Children's MuseumBoard Member1997 - 2004
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFacultyN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Metropolitan Mortgage and Securities BankruptcyProtected significant estate property
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Publication nameTitleDate
Puget Sound Business Journal"So You Want To Be a Director?"2007
University of Michigan Journal of Law ReformThe Juvenile Court and Emotional Neglect of ChildrenN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor (With Honors)1975
University of MichiganPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts (With Honors)1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
D & O Market Trend Trends SeminarRecent Securities Litigation Trends2010
Washington State Bar Association SeminarEffective Use of Arbitration, Mediation and NegotiationN/A
Engineers' Conference“Building Information Modeling (BIM): Managing Risk with High Tech Design”N/A