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Badge - The National Trial Lawyers, TOP 100 Trial Lawyers
Badge - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best 2014 Client Satisfaction Award
Badge - Expertise, Best Car Accident Attorneys in Anchorage 2017
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Douglas G. Johnson, Esq.

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Phone: (907) 277-0161
Fax: (907) 277-0164

330 L Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Doug Johnson is a personal injury attorney based in Anchorage, Alaska. He has been helping Alaskans and others injured or the families of those killed in accidents all over Alaska to obtain fair compensation for over 25 years. Johnson and his partners and staff at Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, focus entirely on injury, death, and insurance coverage cases originating on both land and sea, and have recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients. Doug’s practice emphasizes injury and wrongful death claims involving trucks, cars, motorcycles, fishing vessels, construction sites, aviation, and dangerous products. He provides personalized service to his clients and will guide and help you through the difficult and stressful legal and medical process.

Experience matters when it comes to obtaining fair compensation when you have been seriously injured. Doug is recognized as one of Alaska’s top personal injury lawyers. He is a past president and board member of the Alaska Trial Lawyers Association. He is committed to his clients and will do the work necessary to get you justice. Doug does hospital and home consultations, and will go where needed to make your case.

At Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, we know Alaska and what it takes to live and work here. Johnson now lives in southcentral Alaska, but has lived on the YK delta and spent much of his life working and doing subsistence activities, including hunting, and fishing, in many parts of the state. He understands life off the road-system. Whether hunting caribou in winter in the arctic, deer in southeast, moose in the fall in Brooks and Alaska ranges, picking fish on the Kuskokwim, running northern and southcentral rivers, standing watch off Yakutat, falling and skidding logs in southcentral, or litigating injury and death cases from Ketchikan to Barrow and most places in between, Johnson knows Alaska, its people and its juries. He has represented clients in every walk of life and loves the diversity of Alaska and her people.

We have clients living in every part of Alaska. For those off the road system or far from Anchorage, we understand that travel can be tough and expensive, especially for those who are seriously injured. Don’t worry about that. If we need to meet face to face, and you are not able to travel, we can go to you. By plane, boat, snowmachine, horse or dogsled we go the distance for our clients.

Johnson and his partners, Jim Beard and Lanning Trueb, have spent their entire legal careers focusing on injury and death claims and the insurance coverages related to those claims. At Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, we bring over 90 years of experience together to represent our clients in obtaining full compensation for their injuries and losses. The lessons we have learned over those many decades of experience fighting insurance companies, state and federal governments, and major corporations bring top dollar recoveries for our clients.

Doug understands how Alaskans live and work and how their injuries impact their ability to earn a living and enjoy life. He knows how serious injury accidents impact you psychologically, physically and financially.

From their office in Anchorage, Doug and his partners at Johnson Beard & Trueb PC have recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation in injury and wrongful death cases throughout Alaska, and are some of the very best personal injury lawyers serving Alaska. When you hire Doug and his law firm you retain a team of lawyers trusted by Alaskans and respected by insurance companies. Doug and his partners have successfully handled thousands of Alaska injury cases, including claims for wrongful death, brain injury, amputation, quadriplegia and paraplegia, blindness, neck and back injuries, burns, knee and shoulder injuries, infections, foot and hand injuries.

Our legal team is handpicked for their work ethic, legal skill, knowledge and proven ability to provide exceptional service to our clients from all across Alaska. We can help you get what is fair. Doug handles injury cases on a contingency fee basis meaning you pay no attorney fees unless your case is successful in recovering damages. Contact Doug today for a free initial consultation. 1 888 277 0661

Personal Life Why Doug Became an Attorney

Unlike many attorneys, Johnson did not grow up wanting to be a lawyer, and he did not spend all of his life in school before entering the profession. Even now, Johnson thinks of himself as an ordinary guy who practices law because it's how he is best able to help people and support his family, and because he is good at it.

His life before law school best describes who he is and also helps to explain why his law practice is focused on litigation.

Growing up on a small farm in eastern Oregon, and working in the farming, timber, and construction industries, made hard work and integrity a basic part of Doug's life from a very early age. Often the youngest and newest guy working on tough crews, he learned quickly that in this life you better be willing to fight for what is right or others will take it away.

Later, serving as a volunteer missionary in South America, he saw first-hand the injustices suffered by some people who, as individuals, had no ability to stand up to large corporations and governments that tended to trample all over the rights and lives of ordinary people when no one stood to their defense. Living and working in western Alaska showed him that the same thing often happens to rural Alaskans, as well as those on the road system.

Education & Early Experience

Johnson went back to school and graduated from Oregon State University and then Willamette University College of Law. Even before graduating, Johnson began working for one of the best litigation law firms in the state of Alaska. As one of only three attorneys in the firm, he was immediately plunged into hard-fought legal battles against the largest corporations in the state, and against the state itself. Winning those battles taught Johnson that hard work, integrity, and a willingness to fight for what is right, the values he learned before law school, can bring justice to individuals even when battling against huge oil companies, the insurance industry, product manufacturers, and the government.

Cases Doug Handles

Doug's practice is focused primarily on representing injured people and the families of persons killed because of the negligence or recklessness of others. His past experiences with hard physical work and in operating and working on heavy equipment give him great insight when representing individuals injured at work on land or water, and in litigating cases about defective products and equipment. His experiences in South America add to his compassion in representing those suffering from injuries or the deaths of loved ones. His fluency in speaking Spanish is an asset in representing Hispanic clients.

Personal Life & Interests

Doug lives in Eagle River, Alaska, with his beautiful wife Jill, their children, their dog Blue, and various livestock. The family enjoys working on their small farm, building their remote cabin, camping, boating, hunting, fishing, competing in local rodeos, and enjoying the outdoors. Doug stays connected with his agricultural roots and spends time each year working horses and cows in the lower 48. He is a volunteer with various youth organizations in the community, and a certified Hunter Education instructor. Professionally, he serves as a member of the Alaska Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct and Attorney Fund for Client Protection committees and is an officer on the Board, and Past President of the Alaska Academy of Trial.

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Client Reviews
Johnson Beard & Trueb is a tight-knit group of hard working people that I cannot praise enough! The dedication and persistence I have seen from this team is incredible. They not only provide excellent law representation, but the support system built by the team is one of a kind. They care about each individual and are by far the best I have seen in personal injury. A million stars!!! Rivers Ducharme
Johnson Beard & Treub goes above and beyond to take care of their clients with the highest degree of integrity! Their team is great to work with. I would, hands down, recommend them to take care of my family and friends! Jill Johnson
Mr. Johnson and his staff were remarkable to work with! They were both professional and yet very down to earth. They made me feel a part of their family and would often check in on me! In fact, Jennifer even went out of her way, sending cards to me well after my case had been resolved! I would highly recommend them! Jennifer Koontz