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Attorney - Jimmy E. White | Anchorage, AK

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3900 C St Suite 1001
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
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Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC
The Alaska Law Firm
serves a diverse clientele whether conducting business or residing in the state. Founded in 1939, the firm is anchored in the bedrock of Alaskas history. We have grown and developed with Alaska -- from its days as a territory, through statehood, into the period of oil resource development, to the present.

Today the geographic location of Alaska positions our state as a strategic hub for global business and commerce. As an aggressive, forward thinking, full service law firm, Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren is strategically positioned to provide legal services in an environment increasingly influenced by the laws, politics, and economic realities of a global economy.

Our legal expertise and areas of practice support the needs of individuals in addition to a broad spectrum of business and industry, from small family enterprises to international conglomerates. We serve clients in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Canada, and the contiguous United States, as well as in Alaska. We are committed to meeting the needs of all clients by providing quality legal service with professional integrity.

Family & Marital Law
Family law focuses on family relationships. It encompasses the adoption of a child and the guardianship of a grandparent. Its breadth ranges from paternity to probate and includes everything from pre-nuptial agreements to post-divorce custody challenges. And yes, it includes divorce, together with the division of marital assets and the settlement of custody disputes. Because family law touches on so many different aspects of your life often involving the most important decisions you will ever make at the most stressful times you will ever know you need an attorney that will not only use skill and experience to evaluate your case and advise you of your legal rights, but someone who is equally good at listening and understanding whats important to you. Family law is our job, but its your life. Let us help.

Corporate, Tax & Real Estate
Firm lawyers engage in all areas of business consultation, including organization, financing, acquisition, taxation and specific transaction-related advice. Firm lawyers also offers expertise in state and local tax issues and provides estate planning services to individual firm clients. The firms real estate practice encompasses virtually every aspect of residential, office, industrial, and commercial real estate development.

The firm's litigation practice is broad-based, including tort, construction, family law, and commercial matters. Insurance defense litigation such as negligence, professional malpractice and liability, aviation, automobile, personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death occupies a significant portion of our practice.

Jimmy E. White - Resume
A member of the firm, Mr. White is an experienced trial attorney representing clients in simple and complex commercial litigation, insurance and personal injury defense, and domestic relations matters. Mr. White has been able to use the communication and leadership skills and talents honed during his eleven plus years in the United States Army and the knowledge and skills developed in his broad practice to effectively work toward resolution of problems, to muster the resources to accomplish large goals, and to weigh evidence and evaluate circumstances in order to present the strongest case to judge and jury.

Mr. Whites experience in simple and complex business litigation was developed in representation of companies and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants in business-tort, breach of contract and RICO cases as well as cases involving fiduciary fraud, officer and agent disloyalty and lender liability disputes. Mr. White has spent significant time over the course of his career drafting contracts, reviewing contracts and advising clients regarding the terms of their contracts in order to avoid litigation.

Mr. White also represents several insurers and their clients in personal injury and bad faith litigation and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and by Corporate Counsel as one of the top attorneys in America in the field of insurance law and was recently named as an Alaska Superlawyer in the same field.

Finally, the experience Mr. White has obtained in his commercial litigation and general business practice have made him an especially effective advocate on behalf of clients in high stakes domestic relations matters involving tense custody disputes and divorce conflicts over the rights to family business assets, sole proprietorships, multi-owner business rights and assets, substantial real estate holdings and significant investment assets.


B.S., 1995, University of Alaska, Anchorage, cum laude, various academic and leadership awards
J.D., 1999, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, cum laude
Brainerd Currie Scholar, Moot Court Board, Mercer Law Review, Advanced Legal Writing
Certification, Deans List, various additional academic awards


Supreme Court of Georgia, 1999
Supreme Court of Alaska, 2005
Federal Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1999
District Court for the Federal District of Alaska, 2006
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2000


American Bar Association
Alaska Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
Defense Research Institute Alaska State Representative since 2007
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys Prime Member for Alaska since 2009


Alaska Community Services Board Member
University of Alaska Anchorage Alumni Association
Alaska Chamber of Commerce Active Member


Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium, Alaska, Aspen Law & Business (2006 -2011 eds.);
DRI Duty to Warn Compendium: A Fifty-State Compendium, Alaska (DRI Publications, 2007);
ARMA Annual Conference faculty, Electronic Record-Keeping Requirements and Litigation Preparation
Continuing Legal Education speaker on various trial and business law issues.
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