John Andrew Leman areas of practice include corporate law, labor and employment law, business law, construction, real estate and civil litigation. He has represented clients like Alaska utilities in legal proceedings involving business contract disputes, fuel delivery agreements and construction projects.
John has also litigated in claims such as state taxation of municipalities and cooperatives, the Alaska Wage and Hour Act, WARN Act layoff notifications and sexual harassment.
Mr. Leman obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1995, he obtained his law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. At law school he was a Senior Articles Editor for the U.C. Davis Law Review. Mr. Leman was the best graduating student in his class, and he was admitted to the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Leman drafts corporate contracts and business documents for several corporate and individual clients. He also works in the position of a general counsel to several Alaska electric and telephone cooperatives. He has counseled clients with real property acquisitions, native allotments, right-of-way issues and long-term real estate leases.
John works as a parliamentarian at utility annual meetings and helping clients with drafting board policies, Bylaw amendments, employment policies and contracts.
Before joining the firm in 1997, he was a law clerk for Judge Andrew Kleinfeld of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Daniel Moore and Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court. Mr. Leman was admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Alaska since 1997.