Ward Merdes

Ward Merdes

Born: Fairbanks, Alaska
Raised: Fairbanks, Alaska
Education: BS (Economics): Santa Clara University
JD: Santa Clara University cum laude
MBA: Cornell University – Johnson School of Management
Associations: 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 Bar Association
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 Trial Advocacy (NBTA);
Alaska State Coordinator – National Board of Trial Advocacy;
Graduate – Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC) 2003
Member – American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Former Director – San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
Email:
ward[at]merdes.com
Community Service:
Various local boards, including Fairbanks Downtown Association
UAF Paralegal Studies Advisory Board
Continues to teach legal courses at University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Fairbanks Asociation of Legal Assistants (FALA) Sponsor
Alaska Jury Project (Sponsor)
Slow Down Alaska
(Co-founder)
Merdes Kids Club (Co-founder)
Practice Areas: Automobile, ATV and Motorcycle Crashes
Serious Injuries
Wrongful Death
Commercial Trucking Crashes
Roadway Defect Claims
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims
Unsafe Premises, Industrial and Workplace Injuries
Interests: Lori (my wife), our kids, our grandkids, martial arts, weight lifting, amateur radio (KL7IXW), 1956 Ford F-100 truck restoration, Datsun 240Z restoration
Favorite Quotes:

“If what you’re doing doesn’t work, do something else…
anything else.” {R. Bandler}

“I believe in the soul…” {Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), “Bull Durham”}

“The revolution begins Monday at 8:00 a.m.” {Thunder}

About Ward:
I represent living, breathing people. I fight for people who have been injured or had it stuck to them by others. I level the playing field. I’m here to help the guy next door. I stop insurance companies from running over the little guy a second time. I run a revolutionary law practice: We sue people who screw people.

Why I Became a Trial Lawyer


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