James K. Wilkens

Jim 20picture 2010.2014


Phone (Alaska): (907) 264-6633

Email: jkw@blisswilkens.com

With 35 years experience, Jim assists clients in resolving serious business and litigation matters.  Jim focuses his practice on business, insurance and aviation matters.  He has enjoyed an A rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for over 20 years.  Jim has been inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America.  Jim was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2015 in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Insurance, and was recently named as a Super Lawyer in Civil Litigation.

Jim has been married for 40 years with two wonderful children and now two grandchildren.

Jim is a pilot and owns a Cessna 206, which he enjoys flying in Alaska, Arizona and all places in between. Jim's hobbies include hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities in Alaska and Arizona.  He stays physically active and loves to play hockey, hike, bike and golf.  He enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his friends on the Arizona desert roads.

Jim attended St. Olaf College in his hometown of Northfield, Minnesota, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977.  He attended Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was awarded a Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) in 1980.  After graduating from law school he was accepted into the Attorney General's Honor Law Graduate Program with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he served as a trial attorney in the Tax Division from 1980-1984.  Jim has been in the private practice of law since 1984.

Practice Areas:
Civil Litigation; Corporate and Business Law; Insurance; Aviation

Alaska; Iowa (Inactive); Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court - Alaska; U.S. District Court - Arizona

Law School:
Drake University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980

St. Olaf College, B.A., 1977

Alaska and Arizona State Bar Associations; American Bar Association; Litigation Counsel of America

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