Ward M. Merdes

Ward M. Merdes: Attorney with Merdes Law Office
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  • Northward Building, 455 3rd Avenue, Suite 225/226, P.O. Box 71309, Fairbanks, AK 99707-1309
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  • Ward Merdes, JD / MBA
  • Peer Reviews
    4.6/5.0 (22)
    Client Reviews
    100% Recommended (10)
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Biography

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
•Insurance 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)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Trucking Accidents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
907-452-5400  Phone
(907) 452-8879  Fax
www.merdes.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 71309, Fairbanks, AK 99707-1309
University Attended:
Santa Clara University, B.S.; Cornell University, M.B.A.
Law School Attended:
Santa Clara University, J.D., cum laude
Year of First admission:
1989
Admission:
1990, Washington; 1989, Alaska; 1989, California
Memberships:
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.
Special Agencies:
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.
Certifications:
( Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
ISLN:
904853337
Hobbies & interests:
Ham Radio (KL7IXW); 1956 Ford F-100 pickup restoration
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.6/5.0 (22 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.6/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.6/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.5/5.0
    • Communication

      4.6/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.7/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 05/24/12 in Personal Injury

      I would use and recommend Mr. Merdes without hesitation to represent me.

      I would use and recommend Mr. Merdes without hesitation to represent me. Read less

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 05/20/12 in Litigation

      Ward is the best trial lawyers I know. I had the privilege of trying a multi-million share holder derivative suit with Ward. He did a fantastic job.

      Ward is the best trial lawyers I know. I had the privilege of trying a multi-million share holder derivative suit with Ward. He did a fantastic job. Read less

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    Client Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 (10 reviews)
    • 100% (10 recommendations)
    • Platinum Client Champion
    • Communication

      4.9/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.8/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.7/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.8/5.0
    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 06/14/17 in Personal Injury.

      I came to Ward after I was hit by a drunk driver. From the beginning Ward was so friendly and answered all my questions (I had a ton). He always had time for me even though I always called. I was probably really annoying because I was put on a lot of... Read more

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      I came to Ward after I was hit by a drunk driver. From the beginning Ward was so friendly and answered all my questions (I had a ton). He always had time for me even though I always called. I was probably really annoying because I was put on a lot of pain pills but he helped with everything. He even offered to let me stay in his guest bedroom if I had to fly back up to Alaska for a trial (I moved back to lower 48 after the Army) but the case never went to trial, he just sent me a check. Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 11/03/15 in Personal Injury.

      I have always felt that if you need a professional, you hire one and then follow their advise with a trust but verify attitude. After a 3 year client/attorney relationship I can say Ward is 100% professional not only in honesty and expertise but in h... Read more

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      I have always felt that if you need a professional, you hire one and then follow their advise with a trust but verify attitude. After a 3 year client/attorney relationship I can say Ward is 100% professional not only in honesty and expertise but in his timing in use of his expertise. He has mastered his craft and I was extremely fortunate to have him represent me. I have and will continue to recommend Ward and his staff. Read less

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      Northward Building , 455 3rd Avenue, Suite 225/226 , P.O. Box 71309
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