Protecting your Interests since 1982 across the Last Fronteir and beyond

Our Attorneys

Christopher E. Zimmerman

Christopher ZimmermanChristopher E. Zimmerman is a 1971 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in 1974. Upon graduation, he entered active duty with the United States Army serving as prosecutor, defense attorney, and legal assistance officer at Fort Wainwright near Fairbanks. After a four-year stint in the Army, Chris entered private practice in Fairbanks in 1978. He engaged in general practice doing both civil and criminal work. In March 1985 Chris was appointed as a judge in the Alaska District Court. Chris left the bench and joined the firm in April 1990. He is a member of the Alaska and Pennsylvania (non-resident active) Bars and Tanana Valley bar Association. He is past president of the Tanana Valley Bar Association.

Chris’s practice focuses on general and complex litigation, including civil, insurance defense, and criminal work. He also practices commercial law representing credit unions, banks, and businesses.


John Foster Wallace

John WallaceJohn Foster Wallace graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with his B.A. in 1989 and received his J.D. in law from Northeastern University School of Law in 1992.

Foster is a member of the Tanana Valley, Alaska, and Maryland Bar Associations. Foster’s practice includes Plaintiff personal injury, real estate law, criminal law, workers’ compensation defense and general civil litigation including select insurance defense.





Paul Barrett

Paul A. Barrett is of counsel. He received an engineering degree (cum laude) from the University of Michigan in 1969 and a law degree (magna cum laude) from the same university in 1973.

He moved to Alaska immediately upon receipt of his law degree and has practiced here until retiring from the active practice of law. He initially practiced in Anchorage and Valdez and has been in Fairbanks since 1978. Paul belongs to the American, Alaska and Tanana Valley Bar Associations. His primary areas of emphasis were insurance defense litigation and general civil litigation. Paul is currently enjoying a sabbatical from the practice of law.