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Atkinson, Conway and Gagnon Attorneys Selected As Super Lawyers

Several Attorneys with the law firm of Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc. were recently selected to be listed in Alaska Super Lawyers 2007, a publication of Washington Law & Politics magazine.

Not only selected as one of Alaska’s Super Lawyers, Bruce E. Gagnon was selected as one of Alaska’s Top 10 Lawyers by the publication. Mr. Gagnon has practiced law with the firm since 1970. He received a J.D. degree from Harvard University in 1967, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before coming to Alaska, Mr. Gagnon was an Assistant Professor of Law at the Vanderbilt Law School. Mr. Gagnon is recognized as a leading attorney in Alaska on business transactions and commercial litigation. He was the first attorney in Alaska to be elected to the prestigious American Law Institute.

Robert J. Dickson was selected as an Alaska Super Lawyer in the category of General Litigation. Mr. Dickson has practiced law for 35 years in the areas of construction litigation and healthcare law, including medical malpractice defense. He is also the co-author of Alaska Construction Law, author of the Alaska Chapter in Sourcebook on State Public Construction Law (CCH 2002), and numerous other publications on Alaska construction law. In addition to owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, title companies, banks and hospitals, Mr. Dickson has represented national and international design and engineering firms on a variety of claims including engineering malpractice defense, as well as contract disputes.

Jerome H. Juday was selected as an Alaska Super Lawyer in the category of Business and Corporate law. Mr. Juday has been an Alaska bar member since 1982. He has served on the Alaska Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct Committee since 1996, acting as Chair of that committee since 2002. Mr. Juday’s practice emphasizes real estate law, commercial transactions and business litigation.

W. Michael Moody and Richard E. Vollertsen were also selected as Alaska Super Lawyers in the Personal Injury practice area.

Mr. Gagnon, Mr. Dickson, Mr. Moody, and Mr. Vollertsen are also all AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest national rating for legal ability and ethics, and have been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years.

The rigorous merit-based selection process began early in the year, with invitations to participate in the nominations process going out to over 1,400 attorneys in Alaska. In addition, Law & Politics’ research department conducted independent candidate searches through professional databases, legal trade journals, and meetings with law firms. The candidates were then evaluated by the Law & Politics research department. This evaluation process included examination of candidates’ background and experience, followed by a peer evaluation from other Alaskan attorneys in the practice area. The final candidates selected were those with the highest point totals from each category, and included only five (5) percent of all attorneys in Alaska.