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James D. Linxwiler - Anchorage, AK

1029 W. 3rd AvenueSuite 400 Anchorage, AK 99501- 1959

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Updated: 09/29/2022

Anchorage Oil and Gas Law Lawyer


Jamie Linxwiler practices in the areas of natural resources, Alaska Native, commercial, and environmental law. Among Jamie's clients are international and domestic oil companies, mining companies and financial institutions, Alaska Native Regional and Village corporations, the University of Alaska, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office, and electric utilities. He previously served as an attorney in the Department of the Interior Solicitor's Office in Washington, D.C...

About James D. Linxwiler

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Alaska Native Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Environmental Law

Representative Cases

  • Sturgeon v. Frost, 136 S.Ct. 1061 (2016), unanimously reversing Sturgeon v. Masica, 768 F.3d 1066 (9th Cir., 2014) (represented 6 amici curiae Alaska Native Corporations)
  • Mills v. United States et al., No 12-35589 (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals), (Represent Doyon in ongoing RS 2477 case)
  • Native Village of Chickaloon v. National Marine Fisheries Service, et al, 947 F.Supp.2d 1031 (D. AK, 2013) (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals), (represented Apache Alaska Corporation in Endangered Species Act/Marine Mammal Protection Act/NEPA case)
  • Pebble Limited Partnership v. Parnell, 215 P.3d 1064 (2009),(Represent Alaska Federation of Natives and Association of ANCSA CEO's in lawsuit challenging anti-mining initiative)
  • SEACC v. State of Alaska and University of Alaska, 202 P.3d 1162 (2009),(Represent University of Alaska in lawsuit challenging legislation granting the University 260,000 acres of land)
  • Aloha Lumber v. Univ. of Alaska, 994 P.2d 991 (Alaska 1999) (Represent University of Alaska in multiple actions challenging timber sale)
  • Bay View ex rel. AK Native Village Corps. v. AHTNA, Inc., 105 F.3d 1281 (9th Cir. 1997)
  • Eyak Traditional Elders Counsel v. Sherstone, Inc., 904 P.2d 420 (Alaska 1995) (Represent Sherstone in challenge to timber operation)
  • Jackson v. United States, 485 F. Supp. 1243 (D. Alaska 1980)
  • Alaska Public Easement Defense Fund v. Andrus, 435 F. Supp. 664 (D. Alaska 1977)


Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1976
  • District of Columbia, 1976

Other Affiliations

  • Alaska, Natural Resources Law Section, 1988 - 1992 (Chairman)
  • Alaska, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, 2013 (Co-Chairman)
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Foundation


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1974
  • University of California at Berkeley, 1971


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Co-author (with Joseph Perkins) of: “A Primer on Alaska Lands,” 61 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 7-1 (2015)
  • “Voter Initiatives: Mineral Development And The Will Of The People,” 59 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 15-1 (2013)
  • “The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act at 35: Delivering On The Promise,”53 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 12-1 (2007)
  • “The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: The First 20 Years,”38 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 2-1 (1992)
  • Chapter 27 “Alaska Federal Oil and Gas Leasing,” RMMLF publication Law of Federal Oil and Gas Leases
  • Co-author, George Lyle, Chapter 43, “Alaska Environmental Law,” Matthew Bender publication Environmental Law Practice Guide

Office Information


1029 W. 3rd AvenueSuite 400 Anchorage, AK 99501- 1959


  • 907-793-2299


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  • 2021 Alaska Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Alaska Super Lawyers list
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  • 2011 Alaska Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Alaska Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Alaska Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Alaska Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Alaska Super Lawyers list

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