Ward M. Merdes (Fairbanks, Alaska)
Ward M. Merdes (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Ward M. Merdes

AV Preeminent
Champion Badge Platinum

Free initial consultation, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Licensed for 30 years

Serving Fairbanks, AK (view address)

Ward M. Merdes

Free initial consultation, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Fairbanks, AK (view address)

About Ward M. Merdes

Born and raised in Alaska, Ward Merdes is a personal injury and wrongful death attorney in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ward knows Alaska and he knows Alaskan Law. He is licensed to practice law in Alaska, California, and Washington. Ward holds an MBA from Cornell; is Martindale Hubbell AV Rated; AVVO Superb Rated; and LawInfo Lead Counsel Rated by Clients and Peers. Ward Merdes is a Certified Civil Litigation Specialists by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC). In fact, he is the NBLSC State Coordinator for Alaska and a former American Association for Justice (AAJ) Governor.

The Merdes Law Office is just two short blocks from the Fairbanks state courthouse. It is networked and… Read more
Born and raised in Alaska, Ward Merdes is a personal injury and wrongful death attorney in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ward knows Alaska and he knows Alaskan Law. He is licensed to practice law in Alaska, California, and Washington. Ward holds an MBA from Cornell; is Martindale Hubbell AV Rated; AVVO Superb Rated; and LawInfo Lead Counsel Rated by Clients and Peers. Ward Merdes is a Certified Civil Litigation Specialists by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC). In fact, he is the NBLSC State Coordinator for Alaska and a former American Association for Justice (AAJ) Governor.

The Merdes Law Office is just two short blocks from the Fairbanks state courthouse. It is networked and fully-computerized with extensive trial experience. We pay reasonable referral fees. We are honest, hard-working, well-insured and have never been sued for malpractice.

We offer free claim evaluations and contingents fee agreements. If we can’t help, we’ll recommend an attorney who can.

Merdes Law Offices’ Legal Services Include:
•Serious Injury Claims
•Wrongful Death Claims
•Insurance Claims
•Airplane Crash Injuries
•Automobile Crash Injuries
•ATV Crash Injuries
•Motorcycle Crash Injuries
•Snow Machine Crash Injuries

And While We Hope You Never Need Us, We’re Here If You Do…

Certified - NCA Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy: National College of Advocacy. Read less
Merdes Law Office

Areas of Law


Attorney Reviews

Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 10 reviews
  • Champion Badge Platinum

Communication

4.9

Responsiveness

4.8

Quality of Service

4.7

Value for Money

4.8
  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  June 14, 2017

    I came to Ward after I was hit by a drunk driver. From the beginning Ward was so friendly and answered all my questions (I had a ton). He always had time for me even though I always called. I was probably really annoying because I was put on a lot of... Read more

    I came to Ward after I was hit by a drunk driver. From the beginning Ward was so friendly and answered all my questions (I had a ton). He always had time for me even though I always called. I was probably really annoying because I was put on a lot of pain pills but he helped with everything. He even offered to let me stay in his guest bedroom if I had to fly back up to Alaska for a trial (I moved back to lower 48 after the Army) but the case never went to trial, he just sent me a check. Read less

  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  November 03, 2015

    I have always felt that if you need a professional, you hire one and then follow their advise with a trust but verify attitude. After a 3 year client/attorney relationship I can say Ward is 100% professional not only in honesty and expertise but in h... Read more

    I have always felt that if you need a professional, you hire one and then follow their advise with a trust but verify attitude. After a 3 year client/attorney relationship I can say Ward is 100% professional not only in honesty and expertise but in his timing in use of his expertise. He has mastered his craft and I was extremely fortunate to have him represent me. I have and will continue to recommend Ward and his staff. Read less

  • Transportation

    Client Review  |  August 05, 2012

    Ward is a brilliant and trustworthy lawyer, and I recommend him to everyone in my town. He is easy to get a hold of, and returned my calls promptly. His advice and expertise were invaluable! His whole team made themselves available to me and made su... Read more

    Ward is a brilliant and trustworthy lawyer, and I recommend him to everyone in my town. He is easy to get a hold of, and returned my calls promptly. His advice and expertise were invaluable! His whole team made themselves available to me and made sure I understood everything that was going on. Don't try looking for a better lawyer and staff, this is it. Read less

  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  August 02, 2012

    Working with Ward Merdes and his law firm, was a great experience. Although why I had to retain their services was horrible, they made it so much easier. They worked hard and helped me through a very hard time. Ward is a wonderful attorney and an exc... Read more

    Working with Ward Merdes and his law firm, was a great experience. Although why I had to retain their services was horrible, they made it so much easier. They worked hard and helped me through a very hard time. Ward is a wonderful attorney and an excellent example of how his profession should conduct themselves. I would recommend Ward Merdes to anyone. Read less

  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  July 22, 2012

    Ward: Is the most professional attorney in Fairbanks. In my 21 years living in Fairbanks, AK I have seen my share of unprofessionalism. In my dealings with Ward he is very honest, caring & very up front with you. He always gets back to me & a... Read more

    Ward: Is the most professional attorney in Fairbanks. In my 21 years living in Fairbanks, AK I have seen my share of unprofessionalism. In my dealings with Ward he is very honest, caring & very up front with you. He always gets back to me & answers my questions whether it's phone call or emails. I would highly recommend Ward Merdes. I also want to say Ward's staff has been amazing to deal with these last three years as well. Wonderful firm to deal with. I would use Ward in the future. Read less

  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  July 05, 2012

    Ward Merdes and his staff are incredible. He always returned my calls and emails very quickly. Ward very patiently explained things to me in a way that made sense. He is an honest and compassionate person that knows what he is doing. Wards experience... Read more

    Ward Merdes and his staff are incredible. He always returned my calls and emails very quickly. Ward very patiently explained things to me in a way that made sense. He is an honest and compassionate person that knows what he is doing. Wards experience and tenacity gave me confidence that I chose the right lawyer to represent my case. Read less

  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  March 29, 2012

    Ward Merdes and his staff of paralegals and administrative assistants are among the most professional people I have ever come across. They put their clients first and do all within their power to assure a completion to the matter presented to benefit... Read more

    Ward Merdes and his staff of paralegals and administrative assistants are among the most professional people I have ever come across. They put their clients first and do all within their power to assure a completion to the matter presented to benefit the client first and the firm second. I recommend this firm to anyone needing a Personal Injury Attorney. Read less

  • Personal Injury

    Client Review  |  March 21, 2012

    I enjoyed working with Ward and his staff. He and his staff were honest with me during the process. They returned phone calls ASAP and he and his staff were very competent. Ward and his staff were very hard working and they helped me greatly. I trust... Read more

    I enjoyed working with Ward and his staff. He and his staff were honest with me during the process. They returned phone calls ASAP and he and his staff were very competent. Ward and his staff were very hard working and they helped me greatly. I trusted Ward and never doubted his ability to help me. I highly recommend Ward/Merdes & Merdes. Read less

  • General Practice

    Client Review  |  September 21, 2011

    Ward and Lori Merdes run an outstanding law firm. They and their staff are compassionate, professional and most important, possess an unlimited amount of integrity. They are knowledgeable and it was obvious to me that the folks who work in the legal... Read more

    Ward and Lori Merdes run an outstanding law firm. They and their staff are compassionate, professional and most important, possess an unlimited amount of integrity. They are knowledgeable and it was obvious to me that the folks who work in the legal system respect them. They returned our phone calls quickly and were clear and concise in their communication with us. I highly recommend them. Read less

  • Intellectual Property

    Client Review  |  June 18, 2010


Legal Community Activity & Contributions

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Credentials

Position

Member

Admission Details

Admitted in 1990, Washington (Inactive)
1989, Alaska
1989, California

Additional Payment Information

Free initial consultation
Fixed hourly rates
Fixed fees available

Law School Attended
Santa Clara University

J.D.
cum laude

University Attended

Santa Clara University
B.S.

Cornell University
M.B.A.

Special Agencies
Federal Claims Court Licensee
National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC): Alaska State Coordinator
American Association for Justice (AAJ): President's Club, Diplomat, National Board of Governors.
Associations & Memberships
State Bar of Alaska
State Bar of California
State Bar of Washington
Licensed to practice law in Alaska State and Federal Courts
Licensed to practice law in Federal Claims Court
Member - Alaska and American Bar Associations
Governor / Diplomat / President's Club - American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Faculty - National College of Advocacy (NCA)
Certified - NCA Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy
Director - Alaska Association for Justice
Certified Specialist - National Board of of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC)

Alaska State Coordinator - National Board of of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC)

Graduate - Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC) 2003
Member - American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Former Director - San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association.
Certifications
( Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
Hobbies & Interests
Ham Radio (KL7IXW); 1956 Ford F-100 pickup restoration

Location Details

Ward M. Merdes: Member at Merdes Law Office

Fairbanks

Northward Building455 3rd Avenue, Suite 225/226
P.O. Box 71309
Fairbanks, AK  99707-1309
U.S.A.

Fax:

(907) 452-8879

Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
  • Saturday By appointment
  • Sunday By appointment

Attorney FAQs

What year was this attorney first admitted to the bar?
Ward M. Merdes was admitted in 1989 to the state of Alaska and California.
What is this attorney's primary practice area?
The practice area Ward M. Merdes spends the most time on is Automobile Accidents and Injuries.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Ward M. Merdes has a 4.6 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Does this attorney offer any legal services for a flat fee?
Yes, Ward M. Merdes offers fixed fees for certain legal services.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Merdes Law Office was established in 1988.

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