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2540 Susitna Dr
Anchorage, AK, 99517-1147

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    39 years, 800 cases
  2. Debt Agreements: 10%
    39 years, 200 cases

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  • Daniel P. Harris

    Jan is an excellent lawyer. I have both worked with him on cases and worked against him on a case. I would not hesitate to refer Jan out to my clients needing a bankruptcy lawyer.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Top Bankruptcy/Debt LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Certified as Business Bankruptcy SpecialistAmerican Bankruptcy Board of Certification2007
Washington's Super LawyersN/A2007
Commendation LetterAttorney Gerneral Reno1998
American Jurisprudence AwardBancroft Whitney1974
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCrocker Kuno Ostrovsky2002 - Present
Fee ReviewEnron Bankruptcy Fee Committee2003 - 2005
United States Trustee, Region 18 (WA, OR, ID, MT, AK)US Dept of Justice1995 - 2001
Of CounselPerkin Coie1992 - 1995
PartnerBogle & Gates1986 - 1992
PartnerCampbell, Ostrovsky & Thwaites 1979 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Business SectionMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
CENTSBoard Member2000 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1986 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMember (inactive)1977 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteChair2002 - 2003
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteBoard Member2000 - 2002
Washington State Bar AssociationCreditor Debtor Section Executive Committee2000 - 2003
N/AN/A1998 - 2000
Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceUST1995 - 2001
Washington Law Enforcement Executives ForumMember1995 - 2001
Alaska Bar AssociationBar Examiner1983 - 1987
Publication nameTitleDate
Collier Bankruptcy TreatiseChapter 62007
Collier Bankruptcy Practice GuideChapter 72007
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalA Report on the Enron Fee Examination Process2006
ABA Task Force on Attorney Discipline (contributing author)Attorney Liability under § 707(b)(4) of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention2005
Handbook for Chapter 7 Trustees(contributing author)2002
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal Ensuring Good Counsel for Debtors 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD cum laude- Juris Doctor1975
Kenyon CollegeEnglish LiteratureAB1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Annual MeetingEthics2006
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Annual MeetingTrustee Discipline2006
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteInching Toward a Pro Bono Model?2005
Consumer Bankruptcy for a Rainy Day EconomyBankruptcy2001
12th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar and RetreatEthics2001
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteU.S. Trustee Issues2000
Annual Montana Bankruptcy CLEBankruptcy2000
Washington Bankruptcy Judges' ConferenceBankruptcy1999
Saturday SessionU.S. Trustee matters1999
Annual Montana Bankruptcy CLECurrent Bankruptcy Issues1999
Alaska Bar Ass'n- Bankruptcy Section MeetingCurrent Bankruptcy and U.S. Trustee Issues1999
Turnaround Management Ass'n MeetingEmbezzelement Safeguards in Distressed Companies1998
King County Bar Bankruptcy Section LunchEmbezzlement in Bankruptcies1998
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Annual MeetingCreditor Committee Formation1997
Washington State Bar Ass'n SeminarBankruptcy for New Practitioners1996
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Annual MeetingAppointment of Examiners1996
King County Bar Bankruptcy Section LunchDisinterestedness1996
Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and ProceedureBankruptcy1993