Law Offices of Guess & Rudd P.C.

1029 W. 3rd AvenueSuite 400Anchorage, AK 99501

Updated: 11/19/2017


Located in Anchorage, Guess & Rudd has a 50-year tradition of legal excellence in Alaska.

Founded in 1961, our law firm has built its reputation on providing skilled, experienced and knowledgeable representation. With practices spanning insurance defense, commercial law, construction law, employment law and estate planning, we represent clients statewide from our locations in Anchorage. Our clients include national and international insurance companies, foreign and domestic oil and...


Office Info

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Ely, Guess & Rudd, January 1, 1981

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • DeWitt & Associates, October 1, 1986

Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law -- Employer 5%
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation (insurance defense, bad faith defense, construction, aviation) 40%
  • Natural Resources (mining, oil and gas, timber, public lad issues) 15%
  • Oil and Gas Pipelines 15%
  • Banking (lender liability defense, creditor bankruptcy, fraud litigation) 10%
  • Public Utilities (electric, water and sewer, natural gas, telecommunications) 5%
  • Environmental 5%
  • ANCSA (Alaska Native Corporations and Alaska Native land issues) 5%
  • Municipal (state, local)
  • Bankruptcy (creditor, trustee)
  • Commercial (transactions, organization, litigation)
  • Real Estate (transactions, foreclosures, agents/licensee)
  • Non-Profit (organization, transactions, volunteers, compliance, BOD)
  • Estate (will, trusts, probate)


  • 60%


  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubble

Published Works

  • Our Anchorage Office
  • Our Faibanks Office
  • Alaska Mining Law
  • Litigation/ Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law

Pro Bono Activities

  • AK Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault - Volunteer Attorneys, 2007 - Present

Representative Clients

  • BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc.
  • University of Alaska
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Calista Corporation
  • Doyon Limited
  • Goldrich Mining Company
  • Denal State Bank
  • Interior Regional Housing Authority




  • Deborah L. Swinney, Firm Administrator


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


1029 W. 3rd AvenueSuite 400Anchorage, AK 99501

Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


  • 907-793-2299


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