Roger R. Kemppel
        Richard R. Huffman
        Donald C. Ellis
       John Andrew Leman
        Dean D. Thompson
        Paul J. Jones
        S. Lynn Erwin
        Jonathon D. Green
        Erik R. Groves
        Ashley C. Brown
        Emily M. Walker


Senior Shareholder

Practice Areas: Public Utilities, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Corporate and Business Law

Telephone: (907) 277-1604
Fax: (907) 276-2493


Donald C. Ellis joined the firm in 1984. Since that time he has worked with a wide variety of individual and business clients, including extensive work with the firm's utility clients. Donald Ellis has specialized areas of practice for utility clients in bankruptcy issues, contract formation, and a wide range of labor and employment law issues. He works with management on a daily basis, drafts contracts, negotiates contracts, and authors legal opinions. Mr. Ellis has assisted numerous Alaska companies in negotiating collective bargaining agreements. He has represented management in grievance arbitrations involving employee discipline, terms and conditions of employment, and subcontracting. He has appeared before state and federal administrative agencies, and has appeared as counsel in the state courts of Alaska in a wide variety of employment and wage and hour litigation. Mr. Ellis is also experienced in cooperative issues such as capital credits, utility financing, and board and manager relations.

Mr. Ellis also represents and serves as counsel for several businesses providing general business and corporate advice.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ellis served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps for four years performing procurement work and litigation.


Mr. Ellis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Juris Doctor degree in 1979. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He was admitted to the bar in the state of Massachusetts in 1979 and in Alaska in 1983.

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