Jeff Feldman

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Affiliate Professor of Law


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Jeff Feldman is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law, where he teaches Civil Procedure, Trial Advocacy, and Deposition Practice. He also is of counsel to the Summit Law Group, with offices in Anchorage and Seattle, where he maintains an active trial and appellate practice.

Mr. Feldman is a recipient of the ACLU's Hero of Constitutional Rights Award, the Alaska Bar Association's Professionalism Award, and twice received the U.S. District Court's Public Service Award. In 2013, he received the Alaska Bar Association's Human Rights Award for a decade of work, with his former partner, Susan Orlansky, in connection with a death penalty case in Texas. Mr. Feldman is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a member of the American Law Institute, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He served for 12 years as Chair of the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct, and as a member of the Board of Governors and as President of the Alaska Bar Association. He obtained his B.A. (with honors) and J.D. degrees from Northeastern University and served as a law clerk to Alaska Supreme Court Justice Edmond W. Burke.

Mr. Feldman has argued more than 100 appeals in both state and federal appellate courts, and has litigated and argued cases involving wide range of issues including the constitutionality of restrictions on reproductive freedom [Valley Hospital Ass'n, Inc. v. Mat-Su Coalition for Choice; Perdue v. Planned Parenthood of Alaska; Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. State of Alaska]; constitutionality of proposed ballot initiatives [Northwest Cruise Ship Ass'n., Inc. v. State of Alaska; State of Alaska v. Trust the People Initiative Committee]; punitive damages [Ace v. Aetna Life Ins. Co.; Aetna Life Ins. Co. v. Fisher]; state leasing of natural resources [Baxley v. State of Alaska and BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc.]; legislative redistricting [In re 2001 Redistricting Cases]; the federal government's zero tolerance drug policy [Hogan v. von Raab]; issues of criminal procedure [Linehan v. State; Farleigh v. Municipality of Anchorage; Arnold v. State; Reynolds v. State; State v. Serdahely; and Plas v. State]; issues of civil Procedure [Hunter v. Phillip Morris USA]; and imposition of the death penalty by the State of Texas on an intellectually impaired offender [Chester v. Thaler].

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