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John B. Thorsness - Anchorage, AK

711 H StreetSuite 320 Anchorage, AK 99501

Updated: 09/25/2020

Anchorage Product Liability Defense Lawyer


Mr. Thorsness is a lifelong Alaskan. Before attending law school, he was a commercial fisherman, a "hired hand," and a congressional staffer. He was admitted to the Alaska Bar Association in 1982. He joined the firm in June 2004 and focuses his practice on the defense of product liability, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation. Mr. Thorsness has tried cases in the state courts of Alaska and in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska...

About John B. Thorsness

Practice Areas

  • Product Liability Defense
  • Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith Defense

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Anchorage Bar Association, 1991 - 1994 (Board of Directors)
  • Anchorage Bar Association, 1987 - 1988 (President)
  • Alaska Bar Association, 1991 - 1994 (Board of Governors)
  • Alaska Bar Association, 1993 - 1994 (Vice President)
  • Defense Counsel of Alaska, 1997 - 1998 (State Representative)
  • Defense Research Institute (Product Liability Committee)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (State Membership Representative)


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, 1982
  • University of Washington, 1978
    Major: History

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Office Information


711 H StreetSuite 320 Anchorage, AK 99501


  • 907-272-9586



  • Contributing Editor (Alaska), Products Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2004
  • Contributing Editor (Alaska), Product Liability Desk Reference, A Fifty-State Compendium, Morton F. Daller, Editor-in-Chief, Aspen Publishers, 2001-Present

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