P.O. Box 71309, Fairbanks, AK 99707-1309
Santa Clara University, B.S.; Cornell University, M.B.A.
Santa Clara University, J.D., cum laude
1989, Alaska; 1989, California; 1990, Washington (inactive)
State Bar of Alaska
State Bar of California
State Bar of Washington
Licensed to practice law in Alaska State and Federal Courts
Licensed to practice law in Federal Claims Court
Member - Alaska and American Bar Associations
Governor / Diplomat / President's Club - American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Faculty - National College of Advocacy (NCA)
Certified - NCA Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy
Director - Alaska Association for Justice
Certified Specialist - National Board of of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC);
Alaska State Coordinator - National Board of of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC);
Graduate - Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC) 2003
Member - American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Former Director - San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.
Federal Claims Court Licensee; National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC): Alaska State Coordinator; American Association for Justice (AAJ): President's Club, Diplomat, National Board of Governors.
Born and raised in Alaska, Ward Merdes is a personal injury and wrongful death attorney in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ward knows Alaska and he knows Alaskan Law. He is licensed to practice law in Alaska, California, and Washington. Ward holds an MBA from Cornell; is Martindale Hubbell AV Rated; AVVO Superb Rated; and LawInfo Lead Counsel Rated by Clients and Peers. Ward Merdes is a Certified Civil Litigation Specialists by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC). In fact, he is the NBLSC State Coordinator for Alaska and a former American Association for Justice (AAJ) Governor.
The Merdes Law Office is just two short blocks from the Fairbanks state courthouse. It is networked and fully-computerized with extensive trial experience. We pay reasonable referral fees. We are honest, hard-working, well-insured and have never been sued for malpractice.
We offer free claim evaluations and contingents fee agreements. If we can’t help, we’ll recommend an attorney who can.
Merdes Law Offices’ Legal Services Include:
•Serious Injury Claims
•Wrongful Death Claims
•Airplane Crash Injuries
•Automobile Crash Injuries
•ATV Crash Injuries
•Motorcycle Crash Injuries
•Snow Machine Crash Injuries
And While We Hope You Never Need Us, We’re Here If You Do…
Certified - NCA Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy: National College of Advocacy.
(Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)
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