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Experienced Alaska Trial Lawyers

We are a law firm centered on plaintiff’s civil litigation and criminal defense.  The trial lawyers at Phillip Paul Weidner and Associates are dedicated to helping injured people and citizens facing criminal charges.  We are located in Anchorage, Alaska, and practice throughout Alaska, the other 49 states, and internationally.  We have helped Alaska residents throughout the State of Alaska for over 40 years.  We help clients in the areas of Personal Injury, including wrongful death, aviation, products liability, medical malpractice, construction, commercial fishing, maritime and admiralty, dram shop cases, and appellate practice, before the Alaska Courts and the Federal Courts.  We also help clients who are facing State or Federal criminal charges, including misdemeanors, felonies, and forfeitures.  We have a proven track record, including many landmark cases at the Alaska Supreme Court, Alaska Court of Appeals, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.   We focus on helping Alaskans seek justice in injury and wrongful death cases and who face criminal charges. We help people pre-filing, pretrial, in settlement negotiations, at trial, and if need be, on appeal.

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Education and Professional Background

Phillip P. Weidner, Attorney at Law

Mr. Weidner received 2 Bachelor of Science Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Harvard Law School.

Michael Cohn, Associate Lawyer

Mr. Cohn received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Brooklyn College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Oregon.

Cristina Weidner Tafts, Associate Lawyer

Ms. Weidner-Tafs received a Bachelor of Science Degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law

Lisa Rosano, Associate Lawyer

Ms. Rosano received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Arizona and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Arizona, College of Law.

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We regularly use investigators and forensic experts to nail down the facts, witnesses, evidence, and the science of the case.




Mr. Weidner has the highest rating for ethics and capability from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is based on peer review in the legal community. He is listed in Super Lawyers, the National Directory of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Best Lawyers of America, and is a long standing member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America/American Association of Justice.

We Proudly Serve the following Alaska Communities

  • Anchorage
  • Fairbanks
  • Juneau
  • Sitka
  • Ketchikan
  • Wasilla
  • Palmer
  • Eagle River
  • Kenai
  • Kodiak
  • Bethel
  • Homer
  • Unalaska
  • Barrow
  • Soldotna
  • Valdez
  • Nome
  • Petersburg
  • Kotzebue
  • Seward
  • Dillingham
  • Wrangell
  • Cordova
  • Prudhoe Bay