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 Area: Public Utilities
Telephone: (907) 277-1604
Fax: (907) 276-2493


Roger R. Kemppel’s area of practice is exclusively that of public utility law with respect to electric and telephone utilities. Mr. Kemppel has almost thirty years of experience representing Alaska public utilities. He is thoroughly conversant with the issues common to both urban and rural utility law practice in Alaska. He has also been frequently called upon to represent individual utilities or the utility industry in general in Washington, D.C., in relations with the Alaskan congressional delegation. Mr. Kemppel has an extensive background in negotiation of contracts, Native land claims, environmental issues, easements and rights-of-way, drafting of policies, utility litigation, Board and Manager relations and advice, Power Cost Equalization issues, service area disputes, fuel supply negotiation, utility financing, and regulatory law. He has appeared before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska on numerous occasions and has practiced before the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has practiced at all levels of Alaska state courts and has successfully argued numerous cases before the Superior and the Supreme Courts of the State of Alaska. He serves as general counsel to Alaska Power Association, as well as several subsidiary organizations associated with APA, and he serves as counsel to numerous cooperatives within the state.

Prior to joining the firm in 1976, he was an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Anchorage, predecessor of the Municipality of Anchorage. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Alaska.


Roger Kemppel graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts and graduated from Ohio State University in 1970 with a Ph.D. in Physics. Mr. Kemppel received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver in 1974. Mr. Kemppel was admitted to the bar in Alaska in 1974.

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