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Michaela Kelley Canterbury

Personal injury Attorney at Anchorage, AK

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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Michaela is a civil trial attorney that represents injured individuals throughout the state of Alaska.  She has established a reputation for obtaining verdicts in personal injury cases other attorneys have been unable or unwilling to take on.  

Michaela handles all types of cases, including personal injury, wrongful death and insurance.  Michaela is a member of the Leadership Circle for the Alaska Association for Justice.

Michaela was raised in Alaska, received her B.A. from Duquesne University and her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law.  She is licensed to practice in Alaska.

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Kelley & Canterbury LLC
821 N Street
# 205
Anchorage, AK, 99501


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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner and trial attorney
  • Kelley & Canterbury
  • 2008 - Present
  • Professor
  • Wayland Baptist University
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Managing partner and trial attorney
  • Kelley & Kelley
  • 1994 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Leonard T. Kelley
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2011
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Duquesne University
  • BA
  • 1990


  • Alaska Association for Justice
  • Past President, Past Vice President, Current Board Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition in Continuing Education for Trial Attorneys
  • Alaska Association for Justice
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Fall Conference of Alaska Association for Justice fka Alaska Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cross Examination of the R35 Examiner
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Canterbury is a great lawyer and a great person. She will do her best to protect your rights and interests while advising you appropriately."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Top notch personal injury attorney. Highly recommended. Bright. Works hard. Honest. Returns phone calls."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michaela is a compassionate and aggressive trial attorney. I want her to tell my story in front of the jury. I trust her to get the job done, leaving no stone unturned. I pick her for my team."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michalela is a dedicated and compassionate lawyer. I met Michalela at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's college. While at the college, Michalela enriched my experience and helped me become a better lawyer. I strongnly endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a great honor that I get to endorse Michaela Canterbury. I had the distinct please of getting to know her at the Trial Lawyers College. Michaela has a great way of connecting to people, feeling empathy for those in need, and communicates very well. She can find creative answers to complex issues. This is important for any successful Trial Lawyer. Anyone is in good hands with her."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I stromgly endorse this lawyer. I met Michaela this past summer while attending the Trial Lawyer's College that was founded by Gerry Spence. I really got a chance to know Michaela and see her in action. Any lawyer that is willing to spend three weeks away from her life to develop her trial skills should be the person that you trust your case to."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the chance to work with Michaela at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. She is a fantastic attorney and advocate. I would go out of my way to speak with her about issues in cases I was having issues with. It is without hesitation that I recommend Michaela."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michaela is driven to represent her clients and get them the justice they deserve. I've seen her in action. Her passion and intelligence come together to make her an unstoppable force in the court room. I endorse Michaela without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michaela is a remarkable trial attorney who genuinely cares about her clients. Her legal skills are a terrific asset to any client who retains her. I recommend Michaela to anyone needing a trial attorney, who will fight to get them the best results possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Michaela is smart, dedicated and concerned about her clients. She not only has compassion and understanding but the skills necessary to obtain justice for her clients. People who have suffered injury or loss need a real person to represent them, someone who will connect with them on a personal level. If you need someone who is interested in you as a person and not just a client then Michaela is your lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michaela is a lawyer that any client would be privileged to have representing them. She is extremely intillegent, warm and caring. She really listens when someone is talking to her-this is a rare trait. I recommend her without reservation."
Wrongful death Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michaela Canterbury is a top-notch lawyer. She has skills beyond those taught in law school. Insightful and kind, she cares about her clients and that makes her able to put together winning stories to present to insurance companies and juries to get the best results possible! I highly recommend her!"
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Anchorage Personal injury Lawyer Michaela Kelley Canterbury
Michaela Kelley Canterbury
Personal injury Attorney
Anchorage, AK
Licensed for 29 years