Experienced Alaska Lawyers: Trial, Litigation and More

When insurance companies and corporations across the United States need representation in Alaska, they turn to the firm of Clapp, Peterson, Tiemessen, Thorsness & Johnson, LLC. As the only law firm in Alaska to maintain two fully staffed offices in the state, one in Fairbanks and one in Anchorage, Clapp Peterson is ideally positioned to meet the needs of clients in a broad variety of matters.

Contact Clapp, Peterson, Tiemessen, Thorsness & Johnson, LLC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Professional liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Employment law
  • Commercial law
  • Municipal law

In addition to our trial practice, we offer our clients other effective means of resolving legal disputes. Our significant success at trial means our other efforts at resolving disputes are meaningful and taken seriously by opposing counsel. Opponents understand our clients' offers in arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution are more than mere gesture

Call Clapp, Peterson, Tiemessen, Thorsness & Johnson, LLC today at 907-272-9272 to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Matthew K. Peterson

Bar Admissions:

  • Alaska, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Alaska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1979
  • St Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A. cum laude - 1975

Professional Memberships:

  • Anchorage Bar Association, Member
  • Alaska Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Alaska Bar Association, Member, Committee on Fair and Impartial Courts
  • Alaska Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Alaska Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society, State Chairman
  • Defense Counsel of Alaska (Statewide Defense Attorney Organization), Past member and President, 1995
  • Defense Research Institute (National Defense And Trial Attorney Organization), Past Member and Alaska State Chair, 1990 - 1995

Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell—AV Rating
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2005
  • Listed by Chambers USA as a Leading Litigation Attorney in Alaska, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America (Alaska: Tier 1 Products Liability Litigation – Defendants; Tier 2 Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • Named as one of Alaska’s SuperLawyers — Alternative Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals , 2015 - 2016

Office Locations

Anchorage Office
711 H Street, Suite 620
Anchorage, AK 99501

Fairbanks Office
411 4th Avenue
Suite 300
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4711

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