Tracey L. Knutson graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in Sociology in 1983, and from the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. granted by University of Montana) in 1989.
Tracey served in the United States Peace Corps between her undergraduate and graduate training. During and following law school Tracey worked in the Missoula, Montana County Attorney’s office, in private law offices, and as a law clerk in the Alaska Court System before joining DeLisio, Moran, Geraghty & Zobel in 1992, where she became a partner.
In 1998 Tracey joined Rod Sisson as a partner in Sisson & Knutson where she continued her extensive trial practice. In 2003 Tracey began the firm of Knutson and Associates and she has oriented the firm’s focus practice on recreation and adventure sports defense.
Tracey has had a rich background of insurance defense litigation, defending oil field companies, native housing authorities, insurers, outdoor recreation and adventure or sports entities and a variety of other clients. She has tried numerous tort litigation style cases and regularly participates in appellate level practice.
Tracey has an extensive history of charitable, community and volunteer oriented activities; she held an elected position within the Municipality of Anchorage on the Girdwood Board of Supervisors from 2003-2006.
Memberships: Alaska Bar Association, State Bar of Montana, American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association – Entertainment and Sports Industry Forum, Sport and Recreation Law Association, International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, Sports Lawyers Association.
In April 2007 Tracey was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation, Mary Peters, to sit as a Representative on the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC); the COMSTAC advises the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Space Transportation and Congress on regulatory and safety issues in the U.S. commercial space transportation industry; Tracey sat on the Risk Management Working Group of COMSTAC for 2+ years, concluding her term in 2010.
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