Diane F. Vallentine is a member of the firm with a diversified civil practice focusing on representing businesses in all aspects of commercial litigation, commercial transactions and bankruptcy law. Diane also devotes a portion of her practice to contested trust and estate litigation, bringing business litigation experience to bear in that particular setting. Unique among Alaska lawyers, she practices workers compensation premium law.
Ms. Vallentine has been a well known and respected litigator in Alaska for over 40 years. She understands the emotional consequences of being involved in litigation and has a special strength in supporting and preparing clients for the experience.
Ms. Vallentine’s experience covers a broad range of matters, including:
- Serving as lead counsel or sole counsel on numerous cases involving contract disputes, fraud, corporate dissolutions, foreclosures, partnership/shareholder disputes, employment issues, real estate, secured lending, banking law and collection issues.
- Handling hundreds of cases to final resolution by settlement, mediation, dispositive court decision and trial.
- Acting as an expert witness in cases involving corporate dissolutions and shareholder rights, commercial transactions, and bankruptcy law.
Ms. Vallentine has been an active and visible member of the Alaska litigation scene for four decades. Through the years she has served as President of the Alaska Bar Association, the Anchorage Bar Association and the Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers. Ms. Vallentine has also been honored with the Anchorage Bar Association Distinguished Service Award. She has served as a trustee to the Alaska Bar Foundation for five years.
Martindale – Hubbell AV Preeminent for over twenty years. For over ten years, Ms. Vallentine has been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” in arbitration, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights, commercial litigation and personal injury litigation. She has been selected for inclusion in Alaska Super Lawyers for 2016.
Ms. Vallentine speaks regularly on a range of topics related to commercial litigation, bankruptcy and ethics.
J.D., University of Arizona, with distinction, 1977
B.A., University of California, with highest honors, 1974
U.S. District Court, District of Alaska
American Bar Association
Alaska Bar Association
- Former Board Member, President
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