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Alaska Super Lawyers

Several attorneys at Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon have been again selected for listing as Alaska “Super Lawyers.” The listing was in the fall 2009 edition of Washington Law & Politics magazine.

Bruce E. Gagnon was once again given the distinction of being named as one of the Top 10 lawyers in the state. He was also individually listed as a Super Lawyer in the category of general litigation. Mr. Gagnon has practiced law with the firm since 1970. He has long been recognized as a leading attorney in Alaska on business transactions and commercial litigation. Mr. Gagnon was the first Alaska lawyer to be elected to the prestigious American Law Institute.

Robert J. Dickson was listed in as an Alaska Super Lawyer in the category of general litigation. Mr. Dickson has practiced law with the firm for more than 38 years. His practice includes construction law and health care law, with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense. Mr. Dickson has written extensively on construction law issues and often has been a speaker at construction law seminars.

Patrick B. Gilmore was selected for listing as an Alaska Super Lawyer in general litigation. Mr. Gilmore — who was the recipient of the Alaska Bar Association’s Professionalism Award in 2008 — has practiced law for 33 years. His practice includes banking, creditor’s rights, lender liability, professional liability and general commercial litigation.

Jerome H. Juday was listed as an Alaska Super Lawyer for the second time in the areas of business/corporate law. Mr. Juday has been a member of the Alaska bar since 1982. His practice emphasizes business transactions, commercial litigation and professional liability defense. He currently serves as the chair of the Alaska Bar Association’s Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct.

The merit-based process used for the selection of Super Lawyers involves peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review, and independent research of candidates. The lawyers achieving the Super Lawyer designation are limited to only five percent of all attorneys in Alaska.