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John Parsi

John Parsi concentrates his practice on litigation. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters, with a focus on land use, oil, gas, mining, and energy law. John has counseled organizations in administrative hearings including before the AOGCC. He has also assisted municipalities in drafting ordinances and purchase and sales agreements, navigating federal and state regulatory issues, litigating at trial and in appeal, and obtaining favorable settlements.

John also has experience in construction law—including bid protests, breach of contract, and federal compliance—in addition to medical malpractice claims, where he has represented hospitals and doctors and obtained settlement prior to trial. Additionally, John has experience in regulatory and governmental matters, having previously worked for the Alaska Attorney General.

Representative Experience

Leesa Jacobson v. DHS

Filed amicus brief on behalf of the National Press Photographers Association and the Center for Investigative Reporting arguing that the First Amendment guarantees the public and press access to monitor and report on border agent activities at checkpoint. (2017)

AviSight v. Arrowdata LLC*

Assisted in obtaining a favorable settlement in a joint intellectual property and employment claim in a drone company dispute. (D. Alaska 2016)

Houston v. Wolpert*

On appeal to the Alaska Supreme Court, successfully defended a child custody determination, including securing a favorable outcome in an issue of first impression on attorney fees issues. (Alaska 2014)

U.S. v. Gerlay*

Served on a defense team that obtained 75 not guilty verdicts for a pain management doctor accused of inappropriately prescribing medication outside of medical practice. (D. Alaska 2010)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Attorney, K&L Gates LLP, Anchorage, 2014-2016
  • Attorney, Law Offices of Kenneth Goldman, Palmer, Alaska, 2013
  • Special Assistant to Attorney General, Alaska Department of Law, Anchorage, Alaska, 2011-2013
  • Judicial Clerk, Justice Morgan Christen, Alaska Supreme Court, Anchorage, Alaska, 2010-2011
  • Legal Clerk, Federal Defender, District of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, 2010

Professional & Community Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Alaska Network for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, 2011-present
  • Board of Directors, Alaska Common Ground, 2016
  • Artist Member, Anchorage Concert Association Innovation Team, 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney, Alaska Institute for Justice - Alaska Immigration Justice Project, 2016